An action-packed July! Alumni Week recap and MORE

Alumni Week recap

More highlights in a nutshell

  • The Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (PRSTRT) — our parent organization — has won the Zenit Award for the Organization of the Year, granted by the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (CCPR). These awards are the highest decoration given by the CCPR
  • Gen.2’s Brands Of recently launched Brands of Guatemala! Check it out here. Plus, Alan Taveras, the company’s co-founder, and CMO, won the Teodoro Moscoso Award, an honorary recognition bestowed by the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (CCPR) only to business leaders with outstanding contributions to the economic transformation of the island.
  • At the beginning of the pandemic, our Gen.7 #P18Alumnus Abexus released a complete report about the economic impact of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico. Now, the startup is evaluating how their initial assessment. Read their report update here.
  • Gen.3 #P18Alumni PickMyStuff is now enabling Sam’s Club efforts to make home and business deliveries throughout the island expanding the options it offers its members to make their warehouse purchases. Learn more about how it will work here.
  • Gen.7’s #P18Alumnus Arvada Corporation is opening its own District Container Park (DCP), an outdoor food and beverage, entertainment, and sports venue inside the Convention District in San Juan.
  • Gen.6 #P18Alumni ElegirSeguro.com and Yu-Track, will participate in the global acceleration program MassChallenge Mexico. Read more about the companies selected here.
  • Puerto Rican #P18Alumnus BookSloth has been featured in People Magazine as one of six amazing apps devised and designed by LATAM founders! Check out the entire list here. Huge shout out to all the companies
  • Soy Emprendedor presented its editorial team’s pick for LATAM’s most interesting startups, including #P18Alumni Argentina’s Wisboo, and Puerto Rico’s Abartys Health. Read the entire list here.
  • El Nuevo Día, the island’s biggest publication, picked up Gen.7’s #P18Alumnus TAIS’ story and highlighted as a unique recycling initiative that also serves as a motor to promote agriculture in the island. Read the full story here.
  • Our Executive Director, Sebastián Vidal, shared enlightening thoughts on how major crises, like the current COVID-19 pandemic, often propel innovation. He shared the examples he’s seen with our #P18Startups’ solutions in this column for El Nuevo Día.

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