2020-21 Cohort

Antonio Nicolas

Antonio Nicolas

Originally from Petion-Ville, Haiti is the founder of Metalik Ayiti.
Founded in 2018, Metalik Ayiti solves problems related to the consumption of clean
street food through the building of personalized catering carts and mobile restaurants.
Metalik Ayiti gives street vendors a fresh new way of providing mobile catering while
also creating jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Diane Bissereth

Diane Bissereth

Journalist originally from Tabarre, Haiti, is a co-founder of
Women’s Dofen News. The objective of the platform is to inform, educate and
empower women. Dofen aims to give a voice to women from all backgrounds
who can share their experiences, challenges, and success.

Estiverne Moise

Estiverne Moise

Originally from Port-au-Prince Haiti. He is the founder of Pet life
Pharma International S.A, a company that breeds scorpions, extracts their venom, and
export to companies outside of Haiti. Scorpion Venom is known as the most
expensive liquid in the world and can be used for different medicinal purposes.

Delice Dorvil

Delice Dorvil

Is from Jeremie, Haiti. His business is Eagle English Academy
founded in 2017. The English Academy helps children, adults and
professionals to improve their English skills which can lead to opportunities to
improve their economic opportunities.

Gregory François

Gregory François

Is from Cayes, Haiti and the project manager for Handipad,
a project under the National Associative Network for the Integration of People
with Disabilities (RANIPH). This project aims to increase the education rate of
people living with a handicap in Haiti, and to ensure a quality education to
encourage a wider participation of people with disabilities in society.

Obed Arris

Obed Arris

Represent ARRIS & CO, a company working in the fashion and recycling sector. The company focuses on tackling environmental issues by turning waste into useful products. Arris & Co manufactures products such as backpacks, clothes and art that meet the highest standards of quality and professional ethics while combining “Elegance with Recycling”.

Jeffson Joseph

Jeffson Joseph

Is originally from Gonaives, Haiti and founder of El Classico.
His company is involved in the textile industry and specializes in bowties, lapel
flowers and suits. El Clasico aims to solve identity issues in society by offering
customers a personalized look that matches their brand and expresses their
personality.

Lourdwith Paul

Lourdwith Paul

Originally from Cap-Haitien Haiti is CEO of Plastilux Recycle. Her company manufactures construction pavers from melted plastic and waste mixed with sand. Plastilux Recycle has the goal to produce pavers for the construction of roads in much needed areas in Haiti.

Maryns-Starline Labossière

Maryns-Starline Labossière

Is the founder of Yotta Group HT and is from Les Cayes, Haiti. Yotta group provides services in social media management, web application development, production of digital content, and information technology training. Yotta group aims to help more students and women entrepreneurs integrate the use of technology to benefit their business and personal objectives.

Nehemie Samuel Merilien

Nehemie Samuel Merilien

From Port-de-Paix Haiti, is CEO of Institution Mixte La Colombe, an educational and social service institution. With many of Haiti’s resources concentrated in Port-au-Prince, the institution focuses on providing quality education in the Port-de-Paix. The school aims to develop kids to reach their optimal potential.

Kenia Delva

Kenia Delva

is founder and CEO of Okazya, an event planning company in Cayes,
Haiti. Kenia’s event planning company handles everything for clients including
planning, finding venues, catering, photography and video, beautician services and
more. Okazya’s goal is to help bring convenience to their clients’ life by providing
well organized event planning services for a successful outcome.

Certil Remy

Certil Remy

Is originally from Delmas, Haiti. He is the founder of Katkat Game, a video game company that transforms education content into games to help children learn while playing. The game modules are chosen according to the Haitian National Ministry Education Program. Certil develops games for mobile and personal
computers and customizes games based on needs of different schools

Rémy Telfils

Rémy Telfils

Is from Jacmel, Haiti. He is the CEO of Cafe Lux, an agro-industrial company founded in 2013 that produces high quality gourmet coffee. The company’s vision is to provide quality coffee on the national and international level while positively contributing the country’s GDP. Cafe Lux has 30 employees composed mostly of women.

Roro Benjamin

Roro Benjamin

Represent ARRIS & CO, a company working in the fashion and recycling sector. The company focuses on tackling environmental issues by turning waste into useful products. Arris & Co manufactures products such as backpacks, clothes and art that meet the highest standards of quality and professional ethics while combining “Elegance with Recycling”.

Shiler Cherefant

Shiler Cherefant

Represent ARRIS & CO, a company working in the fashion and recycling sector. The company focuses on tackling environmental issues by turning waste into useful products. Arris & Co manufactures products such as backpacks, clothes and art that meet the highest standards of quality and professional ethics while combining “Elegance with Recycling”.

Skendy Germeus

Skendy Germeus

Is founder of Banmzel.com, a company and crowdfunding platform that offers technical support and financial assistance to businesses in rural Haiti. Representing the Department of Nippes, Skendy and his team initially targets farmers in their local department. The Banmzèl platform offers everyone, especially Haitians in the diapora, the opportunity to participate in the development of their country by investing or supporting a business in Haiti.

Woodzor Similien

Woodzor Similien

Is from the Capital; Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is the founder of WOOBYDOO, a fast-casual restaurant specialized in Cassava with the taste of authentic Haitian cuisine that redefines the idea of Haitian fast food. The restaurant helps people who don’t have time to cook to have an option for healthy food at an affordable price. Woodzor aims to expand her operations throughout the city of Portau-Prince so that people can have healthy, fast food options.

Yasmine Metellus

Yasmine Metellus

Is from Kenscoff, Haiti. She is the founder and CEO of Campus Professionnel Kenscoff (CPK), the first professional school in the municipality of Kenscoff with the vision to train professionals who are changemakers. CPK aims to increase the number of educated and skilled professionals in the Kenscoff community through accessible education which will reduce poverty and unemployment.

Naphetalie Laure Saint Louis

Naphetalie Laure Saint Louis

Owns Mabinfane Bar Restaurant. The company also provides catering services to clients for events such as weddings, graduations, and seminars to name a few. Mabinfane also solves the problem of food safety for clients while making the services convenient through mobile catering.

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