Haiti Recovery & Development Company Announces HLab Initiative at University Lumiere, Haiti
Business Incubator and Career Pathing program designed for participants to embody Haitian Exceptionalism through uniquely Haitian ideology of nationalism and individual competitiveness.
Feb. 6, 2013 - PRLog -- TAMPA, Fla. -- Haiti Recovery & Development Company (HR&DC), a Tampa, Florida company whose mantra is: “Dignity for the dead, hope and opportunity for the living,” announced today that the company has entered into a strategic alliance agreement to institute a business incubator and career pathing program with Haiti’s University Lumiere that will ultimately involve 2,500 students, administrators, faculty, thousands of alumni and sponsors designed to provide Haitian businesses with Haitian born and educated talent. The hybrid business incubator and career pathing program, known as “HLab” provides students with unprecedented mentoring from a wide-array of subject matter experts, while exposing them to collaborative academic and professional opportunities with the most committed individuals and organizations from within Haiti and the international community.
HR&DC CEO Jim Lange said of the program, “The objective is to institute a transformative, entrepreneurial-
“University Lumiere founder and President Jeune Jean-Chavannes said of the strategic alliance partnership and HLab program, “I have always believed that the University (Lumiere) has three main responsibilities with its students. One is to academically train the students in their given field. Two is to prepare them (emotionally, morally and spiritually)
The business incubator and career pathing program will provide the following benefits to each respective participant:
• HR&DC: The aggregation of an unprecedented pool of intellectual capital that can be transformed into dynamic, long-term “solutions teams” for HR&DC initiatives.
• University Lumiere: Become recognized as a “best in class” University, graduating students who are better prepared for life as working professionals.
• Students: Become more skilled and marketable individuals, gaining an advantage over professional rivals with potential employers, or as entrepreneurs.
• Business Community: Access to HLab’s brightest minds for potential employment and/or entrepreneurial opportunities.
About Haiti Recovery & Development Company
Founded in January 2010 following the catastrophic Earthquake that leveled much of Haiti and its infrastructure, Haiti Recovery & Development Company mantra is: “Dignity for the dead, hope and opportunity for the living.” HR&