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Zel

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.

WHAT IS THE FACEBOOK COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP PROGRAM?

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

HOW CAN I BE INVOLVED, I'M NOT A BUSINESS OWNER OR AN ENTREPRENEUR BUT I HAVE TIME AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, CAN I BE INVOLVED?

One of the biggest needs from our community is access to mentorship, If you're interested please fill out this form

WHAT DO THE ENTREPRENEURS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM RECEIVE ?

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:

  • Health and Wellness

  • Legal and Financial Planning

  • Business Operations

  • Design Thinking

  • User-Centered Design

  • Branding, Marketing and storytelling

HOW WERE THEY SELECTED?

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.

I WANT TO SELL HAITIAN PRODUCTS IN MY BUSINESS, BUT I'M NOT LOCATED IN HAITI. HOW CAN WE MAKE THIS HAPPEN?

If you are interested in selling Haitian products in your markets please contact us here

HOW OFTEN WILL THE ZEL PROGRAM TAKE PLACE?

We are planning to launch a new cohort once a year.

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION (WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU) ?

Please fill out this form, You should expect a response within 48hrs. Thank you.