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It’s good to be back! With pre18 Gen.3’s last weeks just around the corner, we’re kicking off 2021 with a strong spirit. The days leading up to DemoDay are always exciting and full of accelerated growth. So our team is as pumped as ever to nurture these companies into the final stage of their pre-acceleration journey as they consolidate their businesses to start scaling and, eventually, be eligible for P18. Before the big event, you can get to know Gen.3 here. Plus, sign up here for further details.

And what does that agenda look like? Alumni Meetups between pre18ners and…


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Innovation and change go hand in hand. So for a team whose work is directly related to innovation, five years can turn into many lessons that lead to personal growth or learnings that they can apply to improve our community.

While some of our team members have been with the program longer than others, everyone has their own set of unexpected pivotal realizations alongside the startups we have vowed to help and support since parallel18’s inception in 2015.

And because each journey is different but equally important in the history of our program’s evolution and results, we asked active and…


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What a year! We can all agree that is not an understatement. In parallel18 we kicked off 2020 with our most diverse generation yet, we celebrated our first P18Ventures Summit and we were getting ready to call for applications for our upcoming Gen.8. What happened next is history still in the making.

Now, at a time when we’ve gotten to see disruption firsthand, all we can say is that the work that our entrepreneurs have put into bettering, growing, and taking their solutions to the next level has been outstanding and we couldn’t be prouder of them. That’s why we…


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This November has been action-packed with updates! While our alumni have been reaching significant milestones, our program has amazing news as well, from the successful kickoff of pre18 Gen.3, to the official announcement of our P18Ventures Business Continuity Fund investees and the acquisition of another P18Alumni.

Last week was Global Entrepreneurship Week and we couldn’t be prouder to see how our program contributes to the global startup ecosystem. This milestone and the achievements of our startups make us start reflecting on this year and how, despite its challenges, it has put our thesis to the test: that diverse innovative entrepreneurship…


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The holidays are here! This year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues and people look for gift alternatives, online holiday shopping during the Thanksgiving weekend expects growth of 35% compared to 2019. The trend is great news for our #P18Startups and #pre18ners, who will be offering discounts and giving the holidays an exciting and safe start.

In addition to the savings they represent, these special sales are an opportunity to try new products and services while supporting entrepreneurs who are pushing their ventures forward with innovative approaches.

re:3D P18’s Gen.4

Fellow entrepreneurs working on their rapid prototyping might benefit from this…


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It’s a wrap! Gen.8 kicked-off in May and wrapped up last October 2nd with our traditional DemoDay. This group of entrepreneurs, whom we met five months ago in the middle of an unprecedented global crisis, confirmed one of our core beliefs as an organization: that innovation is the way forward. During their acceleration process, Gen8ers showed up *virtually* every single day to learn how to grow, improve, and adapt their ventures to today’s context with a better tomorrow in mind. Their one goal? …


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PRESS RELEASE:

The list of startups includes 13 Puerto Rican companies that will receive between US $25K to US $35K to continue growing their businesses in light of the pandemic

San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 28th 2020 — As part of its mission to support innovative entrepreneurship and impact Puerto Rico’s economy, parallel18 — along with its parent organization, the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust — announced the 39 startups that will benefit from its US $1M Business Continuity Fund (BCF.) …


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Change is 2020’s motto. This year has transformed many things. From the way we live our daily lives to the way we work. Though disrupting, these changes have also paved new roads of opportunity. And that premise, transformation, and opportunity, also applies to parallel18.

As announced earlier this month, after serving as parallel18’s Executive Director for the last five years, Sebastian Vidal has transitioned to a role within our parent organization, the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, as its first Chief Innovation Officer, while our former Operations Manager, Eduardo Padial, has assumed the role of Operations Director.

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Change is inevitable. In fact, as a program, we look for startups that transform industries, markets, and people’s lives.

And now is the time for a change in parallel18. And it’s an amazing change! It means growth for many of our peers, the chance to strengthen Puerto Rico’s capability for innovation and optimize our program’s capabilities.

First up, Sebastian Vidal, who served as the program’s Executive Director for the past five years, will transition to a new position inside our parent organization the Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust (PRSTRT) as its first Chief Innovation Officer. …


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The second half of our eighth generation is upon us! That can only mean one thing: Gen.8 got through midpoint evaluations. As we went over the growth of the 13 startups that set off on the acceleration journey last May, it thrilled us to witness local companies — like TastySmart and Strain — shaping their expansion strategies.

With that said, we’re delighted with the results from this first phase of the program. Now it’s time to kick off the remaining (and exciting) next three months with all efforts concentrated on getting ready for Demo Day, coming up between September 28th…

The 18th dimension

Parallel18 is a startup accelerator that represents a unique gateway for global startups to scale from Puerto Rico.

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