"Leaders of startup communities have to be entrepreneurs. Everyone else is a feeder into the startup community. Both leaders and feeders are important, but their roles are different," - Brad Feld.
During the last ten years, I've been an active participant in Puerto Rico's startup community and it's been interesting to see how the ecosystem has evolved on the island.
Here is a list of the leaders and feeders of Puerto Rico's entrepreneurial community.
Organizations serving Entrepreneurs:
- Centro Para Emprendedores
- Foundation for Puerto Rico
- P.R. Science, Technology, & Research Trust
- Startups of Puerto Rico
- Piloto Labs
Incubators, Accelerators & Other Development Programs:
- Start-Up Lab (UPRM)
- Startup.pr (UAGM)
- Kingbird Innovation (UAGM)
- I-Corps Puerto Rico
- Guayacán's EnterPRize
- Parallel18' Pre18
- Guayacán's Venture Accelerator
- Endeavor Puerto Rico
This is an ever-evolving and non-exclusive catalog, more so in an evolving ecosystem. If you believe other resources must be added, please contact us. Let’s support our entrepreneurs and grow the ecosystem of both leaders and feeders.
This blog was written by Ivan Ríos Mena, Esq. member of our external team of advisors, Ivan combines his unique legal, business, and operational experience to serve emerging companies in strategic ways, made possible by his eclectic background. The former COO of the P.R. Science, Technology & Research Trust, and founding member of the global startup accelerator Parallel18, Ivan currently advises businesses in corporate, commercial, government incentive, and intellectual property matters related to different stages of commercialization.
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