Elumelu, President Moïse Launch Alpha Haiti – Haiti’s First Public Tech Incubator
Earlier this week, Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony O. Elumelu joined President Jovenel Moïse of Haiti at the inauguration of Alpha Haiti – Haiti’s first public technological incubator. The launch happened on Monday, June 03, 2018.
Located in the Ciné Triomphe complex, which becomes the first technological and cultural complex in the country, Alpha Haiti aims to foster an environment conducive to the creation of start-ups, support for innovative projects and training in the field of new technologies and entrepreneurship.
As part of the launch activities, Elumelu addressed a group of young Haitian entrepreneurs in a keynote titled; ‘How entrepreneurship significantly leads to economic growth in Africa, and what Haiti can learn from it’, in which he shared experiences from the Tony Elumelu Foundation; building the largest entrepreneurship programme in Africa, to inspire and galvanise the entrepreneurial passion in Haiti. “As a country with a very young population – 70% of Haiti is under 30 – embracing entrepreneurship as a vehicle for sustainable and inclusive growth is critical and I commend the government for prioritising the youth and SMEs,” he said.