Meet Our Executive Director at the SXSW in Austin, TX!

The 18th dimension
2 min readMar 8, 2022

The South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual event in Austin, Texas where global entrepreneurs meet to mingle and seize networking opportunities. Our Executive Director, Juan Carlos Hernández, will be there and this is your chance to meet him and tell him about your startup as Gen. X’s application process will open soon!

Keep in mind that Juan Carlos will be in the event during March 10th to 14th.

Also, the official opening date of our application process for Gen. X will be announced through our social media channels. In the meantime, you can schedule an one-on-one Office Hour with our Executive Director, if you’re interested in getting to know more about what P18’s tenth cohort will offer.

Gen. X is almost ready to disrupt the startup ecosystem as we know it, so we highly suggest you to coordinate an intro if you’re near the SXSW event to see if your company is a good fit for our international acceleration program.

This year’s cohort will be different as we celebrate the achievement of reaching our tenth generation. You will get to know more in depth when the application process opens as this will be one for the books!

In the meantime, we want to let you know that parallel18 acknowledges the racial bias and discriminitation that unfolds in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. This is why, since the beginning of parallel18, we’re committed to offer an open space and resources for underrepresented founders from all over the world.

With a 85% survival rate of our 300+ alumni, we’re already paving the way to success for LatinX, LGBTQIIA+, and black founders. Parallel18 provides capital, mentorship, and business connections that help startups thrive in global markets while empowering founders with valuable education that goes beyond the cohorts.

Furthermore, working on your business from Puerto Rico is a plus! Not only will you enrich our ecosystem and economy, we’re also a bridge to other markets in LATAM and the United States.

If this seems like an interesting opportunity for your startup, we encourage you to meet our Executive Director at the SXSW!



The 18th dimension

Parallel18 is an innovation hub that represents a unique gateway for global startups to scale from Puerto Rico.