Program requirements

Haiti Start is designed for your startup to achieve an amazing amount of progress in a very short amount of time. Feedback from Launchpad Start events around the world have shown this is only possible if your team can take actions and make decisions on the spot.

Keep reading to see if you meet the criteria.

Startup requirements

  1. You are a fully committed founding team

  2. Your founding team consists of at least two roles (for example CEO and CTO) - you do not need your entire team to attend, only decision makers, max attendees is 3 per team

  3. One of your attending team members must be a technical person or developer

  4. Attending team members are able to be present for the entire 4 days of the event

  5. Shortlisted applicants are ready to complete a task

  6. You can make time for a short interview

Be prepared​

If you want to get the most out of Haiti Start, be prepared to:

  1. Be open (accept that you may need to make major changes to your company or idea very quickly)

  2. Make decisions and be active (if we discover a white space, we'll ask to fill the gap right away)

  3. Know your customers (this will be crucial to the success of your startup)

  4. Rely on data (if you haven't done that, we will test your hypothesis and prove its validity through data - not assumptions)

Overall: Be prepared that we'll ask you tough questions, but rest assured they will be in your best interest, as our goal is your success.