EGI takes ideas & informal businesses and turns them into formal operations that can receive investment
We find the most promising Haitian entrepreneurs, train them and connect them to top investors and businesspeople who serve as mentors. Together with the entrepreneurs and mentors we create formal small businesses and find 1st level funding.
We were founded in 2005 in the aftermath of the 2004 crisis and work with entrepreneurs in the greater Port-au-Prince area.
I think that if more people had the opportunity to participate in something like this it would make a difference in Haiti James St Fort, EGI class 2011
Sandal manufacturing enterprise.
Offers OpenSource software solutions for small and medium enterprises
Expanding current internet cafe to teach computer skills to high school students
Expansion of existing chicken production enterprise to include egg and feed production. This enterprise is a formal partnership between an EGI entrepreneur and one of the most prominent members of the Haitian private sector.
We’re setting up an investment fund to provide seed financing for selected businesses. Invest in this fund and help our entrepreneurs to create sustainable growth in Haiti.
Interested in sharing your time and skills with Haitian entrepreneurs? Reach out to us about mentoring a business or teaching a work shop.
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to give back in impactful ways. EGI is participating and we need your support! Please share our story and encourage your network to donate and help EGI achieve an even bigger impact in 2016.
Visit our campaign here: EGI's #GivingTuesday Campaign