Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) Announces the 1st Annual “DR Tech Summit” Virtual Edition Featuring 1000 Digital Delegates

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ATTN: DR Tech Summit

DATE: December 3, 2021 

LOCATIONS: Global Virtual Program

MEMO: An initiative hosted by the Global Startup Ecosystem in partnership with accelerator support by Google Cloud, AWS, IBM Cloud, Hubspot, Sendgrid, Meventum


November 15, 2021 [New York, USA]  The Global Startup Ecosystem kicks off with the1st annual DR Tech Summit which will take place on December 3, 2021 (10 am-1 pm EST) virtual edition. The program will be hosted in partnership with accelerator partners IBM Cloud, AWS, Google Cloud, Sendgrid, Hubspot, Meventum, and more. The 2021 theme is “From Tourism Hubs to Tech Hubs, Shaping the Future of the Dominican Republic”. 

This free live summit event will welcome delegates from across the Dominican Republic and around the world to discuss the future of the Dominican Republic as the country tries to recover its tourism economy amidst a pandemic.  Insights and initiatives leveraging tech and innovative inclusive ways to accelerate the future of the Dominican Republic will be discussed.

In the region, the iconic Haiti Tech Summit celebrates its 5th year bringing powerful players to the country such as Twitter, Google, Facebook, Airbnb, and more to kick off its tech ecosystem. Organizers aim to have the same success in the Dominican Republic. Haiti Tech Summit has become a pioneer in tech platform building in Haiti and across the Caribbean. The goal is to apply the learnings of ecosystem management to its next-door neighbor to empower startups, SME and innovation stakeholders. “The Dominican Republic has a reputation for Tourism but not one for technology and innovation. We hope to

bring the Dominican Republic’s tech talent to the world” says Founder of Haiti Tech Summit and Host of DR Tech Summit. 


Speaker List 2021 


  • Gabriel Fernandez: Manager of Innovation Lab Government Office of Information and Communication Technologies, Dominican Republic, OGTIC
  • Christine Ntim: Founder, Haiti Tech Summit / CEO, Global Startup Ecosystem
  • Neysha Soodeen: Chair, Barbados Environmental Conservation Trust
  • Sydney Paul: Business Intelligence and Marketing Manager, University Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park
  • Sydney Paul: Business Intelligence and Marketing Manager, University Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park
  • Jorge Vargas: Managing Partner,
  • Richard Pichardo: Product Manager | Growth Strategist | Builder, REEF
  • Luis Sena: Founder &CEO, EduPass
  • Michael Mota, Founder & CEO, AlterEstate
  • Luz Gonzalez, Co- Founder & CEO, Pretty Busy Club
  • Busie Matsiko-Andan: Executive Director, Africa Future Summit 2021 | Global Strategist, Pont Global


Agenda List

10:00am - 10:30am DR Private Stakeholder Round Table- Invited Stakeholders Only

10:30am - 11:00am Opening Keynote Christine Ntim CEO Global Startup Ecosystem

11:00am - 11:15 am Keynote Gabriel Fernandez Manager of Innovation Lab Government Office of Information and Communication Technologies, Dominican Republic, OGTIC

11:15am - 11:45 am Panel 1:Tech Ecosystem Builders and Influencers- How to rebuild, reignite and reposition tech for the future

Moderator: Busie Matsiko-Andan- Executive Director Africa Future Summit 2021 | Global Strategist, Pont Global

Panelist: Luis Sena- Founder/CEO, Edupass

Panelist: Richard Pichardo, Product Manager | Growth Strategist | Builder REEF

Panelist: Franklin Ramirez - Director of strategic partnerships, TikTok

Panelist: Jorge Vargas - Managing Partner, VentureDo

Panelist: Michael Mota - CEO, AlterEstate

11:55am - 12:00pm Break- Recap Caribbean Future Summit Sessions

12:00pm - 12:15pm Keynote:  Neysha Soodeen: Chair, Barbados Environmental conservation Trust

12:15pm-12:45pm Panel 2: The Investment  Ecosystem of the Future- The Opportunity for Entrepreneurs and Pioneers.  Description: Hear from Philanthropy Leaders, Accelerator Managers, and Investor Fund Managers. Speakers will share their career experience investing in diversity,  their tech/business experience in selecting top investment opportunities and advice they have for entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds to raise capital in today's landscape

Moderator: Christine Ntim - CEO, Global Startup Ecosystem

Panelist: Luz Gonzalez - Co-founder, Pretty Busy Club

Panelist: Sydney Paul - Business Marketing Manager, Virgin IslandsTech Park

12:45pm - 1:00pm Closing Remarks DR Tech Summit Post Program Next Steps for 2022

For interests related to speaking, sponsorships, and partnerships, please direct inquiries to  [email protected]

Free RSVP Via: 

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About DR Tech Summit: DR Tech Summit is one of the country’s leading tech ecosystem gatherings. The program aims to be a central platform for building and scaling the nation’s tech and business innovation stakeholders and influencers.   Each year the program gathers thousands of pioneers from across the Dominican Republic, its Diaspora, and global emerging markets  to address and tackle challenges that affect the Dominican Republic’s future. The summit serves as a platform for influencers who are sourcing innovative solutions and partners that leverage exponential technology to accelerate the Dominican Republic as a leading tech hub. 

About Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE): Global Startup Ecosystem (GSE) is an education tech recruitment company. With a mission to prepare millennial and future generations for the digital age. GSE brings together both private and public stakeholders to address humanity’s greatest workforce challenges. The platform hosts a series of employer customised accelerator programs, global tech summit gatherings and skills training programs for its membership community. As home to the world’s first digital talent career accelerator program, GSE supports a fast growing network of remote tech professionals. GSE aims to up skill 1 billion people by 2030. 



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