Zel is an Entrepreneur Development Program created in partnership with Kay Tita, Impact Hub Port-au-Prince and Katalyst Konbit to provide 20 early stage entrepreneurs a reliable workspace, a supportive network, and a 34-week entrepreneurship training curriculum. This program provides early-stage entrepreneurs with the tools needed to develop a successful business plan, develop a strong brand, and get ready for financial investment.
Zel, is made possible by the Facebook Community Leadership program.
Facebook names Haitian Diaspora, David Pierre-Louis Haiti’s Facebook Community Leadership Fellow Port-au-Prince, Haiti - September 24, 2018 -- Kay Tita founder and Executive Director David Pierre-Louis is one of a select group of global leaders named by Facebook as a Community Leadership Fellow. Pierre-Louis, a leader in the Haitian community’s social and economic development, was one of 6,000 applications from 46 countries across the globe. He joins a cohort of just over 100 fellows and will receive up to US$50,000 from Facebook to support early-stage entrepreneurs in Port-au-Prince.
“I’ve seen that when our community comes together, when we’re vulnerable and honest with each other, great things happen,” Pierre-Louis said. “This community of young, brilliant leaders are just steps away from creating a sustainable and thriving Port-au-Prince.”
Through FCLP, we hope to elevate the role of community leaders as a critical piece in building diverse, supportive societies that bring people closer together, despite their differences. Leaders in our program achieve success through collaborative and purpose-driven approaches. We are providing these leaders with the knowledge, skills, tools, funding and support to activate their communities in new and innovative ways to promote positive and lasting impact. Read more
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All selected applicants will receive a membership at Impact Hub Port-au-Prince (A place that offers entrepreneurs a unique ecosystem of resources, inspiration, and collaboration opportunities to grow the positive impact of their work.
Katalyst Konbit’s 34-week entrepreneur development program consisting of business workshops in the following key areas:
The 2019 Zel Cohort was selected through an application process, through our partner Younoodle. We received over 90 Applicants which was then paired down to 37 semi finalists. Our Judges (from various sectors) reviewed each application and then we personally interviewed the semi finalist to make sure they were a great fit for the program.
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We are planning to launch a new cohort once a year.
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Impact Hub Port-Au-Prince takes an authentic approach to developing community, inspiring members through sustainable practices. Emphasizing progressive inclusivity and transparency, Impact Hub aims to preserve and expand Port-Au-Prince’s creative and thriving entrepreneurial culture. We hope to reach maximum effectiveness with the intentional practice of accountability. Guided by love, respect, honor, and trust, we always seek to refine, elevate, and restore the health of our community.
will direct a training and operations program within Impact Hub called GeoHaiti. GeoHaiti trains adults on geospatial information systems (GIS) that serve to improve community disaster resilience. Training topics include community communications, water and sanitation management, environmental preservation, public health measures, community disease surveillance, sustainable infrastructure, and hazard analysis.
Kay Tita will be the greenest commercial building in Haiti since it will be constructed according to The Living Building Challenge (LBC) standards, considered the most rigorous environmental performance standard. People from around the world use this regenerative design framework to create spaces that produce more energy than they utilize.
MUCE EDUCATES is an organization co-founded by Barthelemy Mervil, David Pierre-Louis’ brother, and utilizes arts promote intercultural exchange and to bring an end to cyclical poverty. MUCE is committed to teaching the visual arts to youth in urban areas so that they may compete in the global market. The organization provides educational workshops and opportunities for the emerging labor force with an emphasis on production in arts and culture.
Haiti Coffee Co. is a U.S. based company that imports Haitian Coffee while working towards infrastructure development that directly benefits the farmers from whom they source. The organization provides solutions that address deforestation, environmental sustainability, agriculture training, and infrastructure development.
Seattle‐based startup, Impact Bioenergy, manufactures and sells bioenergy systems that convert organic waste materials into renewable natural gas and fertilizer with zero waste.
Ambient Water (formerly AWG International) is Washington state based company that uses a patented technology that transforms humidity into an abundant source of safe, clean water.
Startup Week brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together over five days to build momentum for their vision for change.
The DoSchool develops experiential learning programs centered around innovation and facilitates opportunities for entrepreneurs to move from ideation to implementation.
Yes Baby I Like it Raw helps people tap into their raw potential and “process the unprocessed life” by developing health and wellness programming such as yoga meditation, and nutrition.
Days for Girls puts freedom and opportunity back into the hands of women and girls by providing sustainable hygiene solutions.