By Brooklyn Reader

January 15, 2017, 11:00 am

 
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Power up Kreyol 2016 Winners

Calling all Haitian residents of Brooklyn! The Brooklyn Public Library announces another opportunity for you to turn your business idea into reality. With help from the library, you may win $5000 in startup capital.

If you are a Haitian entrepreneur, you are eligible to participate in Brooklyn Public Library’s PowerUP! KREYOL Business Plan Competition. Contestants will learn how to write a business plan and the best plans will win capital to start their business.

Everyone is a Winner!
Participants will attend classes, in Haitian Creole, at the Library on creating business plans, marketing, financial projections, and doing research with Library resources. They are also connected to Haitian Creole speaking, business counselors in the community.

PowerUP! KREYOL is sponsored by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and Citi Bank Community Development as part of the IMMIGRANT BUSINESS INITIATIVE.  HABNET and CACCI are our partners on the program which is also affiliated with the Brooklyn Public Library’s PowerUP! Business Plan Competition.

Who Can Enter?
If you are Haitian and want to start a business you are eligible. PowerUP! KREYOL is a competition to help Haitian entrepreneurs start a business.

What are the Prizes?
First Place – $5,000
Second Place – $3,000
Third Place – $2,000

How to Apply
To apply you must attend an orientation session on one of these dates.

Power up Kreyol 2015 Winners

2017 Business Plan Competition Information Sessions Central Library – 10 Grand Army Plaza
January 17, Info Commons Lab                                  
6:00 – 7:30 pm                                                                        
January 30, Balcony Conference Room                                                                                    
6:00 – 7:30 pm
February 18, Info Commons Lab
2:00 – 3:30 pm
                                                                               
Canarsie Library – 1580 Rockaway Pkwy
February 8                              
6:00 – 7:30 pm
February 22
6:00 – 7:30 pm
                                   
Flatbush Library – 22 Linden Blvd
February 16
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Paerdegat Library – 850 East 59th Street
February 28
6:00 – 7:30 pm
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Gayan PowerUP! KREYOL yo Anonse!

Premye Prim- $5000

Lawrence Lovell: Breakthrough Solutions pral opere nan East Flatbush, Brooklyn. Se yon sèvis byennèt mantal ki pral pèmèt moun atake istwa pase yo ki difisil ak reyalize objektif byen sanse.

Dezyèm Prim- $3000

Cindy Similien-Johnson: Goal Chic, yon òganizasyon kap bay fanm ki gen tout laj ankadreman pou yo devlope konfyans yo, edikasyon finansyè, byennèt, ak bon relasyon pèsonèl.

Twazyèm Prim- $2000

Paul Celicourt & Richard Sam: AlloRide se yon platfòm fleksib pou woulib pataje. Li pral bati yon rezo sosyal nan de chofè ak pasaje kote moun ka ofri ak fè demann vwayaj.


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