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.
First Place – $5,000
Second Place – $3,000
How to Apply
To apply you must attend an orientation session on one of these dates.
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.