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.
Innovation Ecosystem Stakeholder Model
Champion Vice President, Rock Solid Technologies
Executive Director, Grupo Guayacán
Strategic Development Manager, Grupo Guayacán, Inc.
New Technologies and Innovation Director, Microsoft
Senior Vice President, Banco Popular
Program Associate, Foundation for Puerto Rico
Managing Partner, Parliament Capital Management
President, Aireko Capital
Challenge & Opportunity
Strategy & Action
Develop a more dynamic entrepreneurial economy by changing the societal mindset to one that fosters entrepreneurship.
Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Ecosystems are regional environments that effectively support startups focused on addressing global markets based on technological, process or business model innovation.
Ability to develop new to the world innovations from inception through to the market.