Christine Souffraint Ntim
Christine Souffraint Ntim is the CEO & Founder of the Global Startup Ecosystem
Christine Souffrant Ntim is an award-winning Haitian-American & Ghanaian, startup ecosystem expert for emerging markets. She was selected and featured in Forbes 30 Under 30, AdAge 40 Under 40, Haiti Changemakers 1804 List, Singularity NASA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine and more. She speaks on digital entrepreneurship, personal branding, and future tech for emerging markets at over 20+ global conferences a year- which includes former appearances at the United Nations, Davos, TEDx, SXSW, European Union Forum, US State Department Tours, Startup Grind Global, SeedStars World, and more. She started her career as the founder of Vendedy (currently a case study for business schools)- a social network connecting people to street markets with the aim of digitizing a $10 trillion dollar black economy by centralizing the world’s street markets. Today she builds startup ecosystems around the world with her award winning digital accelerator platform - Global Startup Ecosystem which graduates over 1000+ companies across 90+ countries a year and high profile tech summits which aims to build tech hubs in emerging market countries like Haiti by 2030. For fun, she travels and binge watches top business shows with her husband and beautiful baby girls.
What brought you to Davos 2019?
I came to Davos thanks to a speaker invitation to share our work building tech hubs in emerging market countries around in Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Defining leadership moment at Davos:
Keynoting at the Davos House about the importance of being present in the digital age- especially during the rise of tech hubs in emerging market regions like Africa.
Personal motivation to advocate for women and girls:
My motivation is to ensure that my 2 daughters don't have to fight against the same gender inequality issues that my grandmother, mother and I faced. While I recognize that there has been progress- I also know the daughters of tomorrow deserve better.
Where can people learn more about you and your key projects?
You can follow updates on our global tech hub initiatives via www.globalstartupecosystem.com
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