MIT REAP Team Puerto Rico’s regional focus is on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a whole. Grupo Guayacán and Foundation for Puerto Rico are the backbone organizations. The Team Champion was uniquely the entrepreneurial stakeholder. The team is also represented by government and risk capital stakeholders, including Parliament Capital Management, Banco Popular, and Rock Solid Technologies.

Team Members

University
Government
Corporate
Risk Capital
Entrepreneur

Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model

Ángel Pérez
Champion
Vice President, Rock Solid Technologies
Laura Cantero
Executive Director, Grupo Guayacán
Gabriela Álvarez
Strategic Development Manager, Grupo Guayacán, Inc.
Yamile Morales
New Technologies and Innovation Director, Microsoft
Francisco Pericás
Senior Vice President, Banco Popular
Francisco Rivera
Program Associate, Foundation for Puerto Rico
Rodolfo Sánchez
Managing Partner, Parliament Capital Management
Francisco Uriarte
President, Aireko Capital

Team Strategy

  • Challenge & Opportunity
  • Strategy & Action
  • Ongoing Progress

Develop a more dynamic entrepreneurial economy by changing the societal mindset to one that fosters entrepreneurship.

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Core Regional Metrics

Economic & Social Progress

Social progress and economic prosperity as a collective measure of development in a region.

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.

Innovation Capacity

Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.

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Performance

Policy

-Competition policy
-Intellectual property policy
-Technology transfer and collaboration policy

GCI

Demand

-Nature of established companies in region

People

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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Entrepreneurial Capacity

Ability to start and build new to the world businesses from inception to maturity.

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Funding

-Accessibility of entrepreneurial capital (government, private, equity, debt, grants)

Policy

-New business creation policy
-Business law and business policy

GCI

Demand

-Government, corporate and consumer demand for new products and services

People

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Performance

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Culture & Community

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Infrastructure

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Team News

June 1, 2014

MIT REAP Puerto Rico

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August 22, 2017

P18 Impact Report

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