May 25, 2018 • 20M

Young Entrepreneur Hopes To Tell A New Story In Haiti - Marc Alain Boucicault, Banj - #643

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Some of the world's great changemakers join host Devin Thorpe to share leadership lessons you can use to increase your impact.
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Never miss another interview! Join Devin here: Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Resenting the prevailing narrative about poverty in Haiti, Marc Alain Boucicault, a Fulbright Scholar, and a former economist for the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, is putting his experience to work as a social entrepreneur, hoping to change the story and the economy. Boucicault recently launched Haiti’s first coworking space for technology entrepreneurs in Haiti. He kicked off Banj, as he calls the new venture, with a tech conference that included representatives from Facebook and Google. He hopes to see technology infuse the traditional economy, giving more farmers and business owners access to international markets, eventually narrowing the country’s overwhelming trade deficit. Banj already has 100 members with four of 13 available offices rented—and it’s profitable, according to Boucicault. He’s built the business with sponsorships rather than loans or equity. The members and tenants cover the infrastructure costs and the partners fund program costs. Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: Check out my free webinar where I share the secrets of successful nonprofit crowdfunding at