Phone Interviews are for applicants who have passed the application evaluation stage of the process. 

Before interviewing, we recommend having the applicants file in front of you to refresh your memory on the applicant and avoid confusion between similar candidates.

Instructions for phone interview:

  • Thank the interviewee for joining call. Give brief Introduction of interviewers
  • Explain structure of interview to interviewee (we will ask you a few questions, and at the end give you chance to ask us questions you may have)
  • Ask interview questions
  • Take a few questions from interviewee. Here are some BEL FAQs you may receive. Any questions you don’t have an answer to, simply make note and let them know a team member will reach out with an answer.
  • Complete form below and submit

You can use the following questions as a guide for the interview. Asking these questions will allow you to provide a score to the evaluation fields below. However, you are not limited to the question below, feel free to ask other appropriate questions in relation to the applicant’s file or businesses if you need more understanding. Compare the information from the application to the interviewee’s responses to make sure it is consistent. 

Interview questions:  

BRIEFLY – Tell us about yourself?
Tell us about your business, project or idea
How does your company generate revenue?
What impact is your business currently having or will have in Haiti or society?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Where do you see your company in 5 years?
Why are you interested in the BEL Initiative program?
What do you hope to gain from the program?
What are some of your weaknesses?
What are some of your strengths?


**Keep in mind that we are NOT expecting applicants to be PERFECT businessmen and women, so do not hold them to these standards. The program exists to help them through entrepreneurship education and access to resources. We are ideally searching for those in startup stage, growth stage and established stage. CLICK HERE for definitions.  

(To receive copy of evaluation)

After phone interview with the applicant, please provide a score between 0-10 (0=lowest, 10 highest) for each description below.

Experience as an entrepreneur or in a leadership role

What do you hope to get out of this program?

Level of knowledge, expertise or experience in chosen industry

Potential to learn and grow from program

Has been in business or working on project for at least one year?

Problem the applicant/company is solving or seeking to solve | Impact or potential impact of company or project

Scalabiliity of company or project

Level of commitment to build or expand in Haiti

Level of English proficiency

Applicant's intentions and overall fit for the program


Section I (max =100)

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