P18 kickstarts 2021 with amazing updates!

The P18 team is back from the Holidays!

The P18 welcomes a new Operations Manager!

More highlights in a nutshell

  • We’re super happy to launch our “Challenge To Innovate: NASA Edition” under pre18’s wing. Throughout the student competition, which is accepting applications here, Puerto Rican undergraduates majoring in electrical, mechanical, computer, agricultural, or industrial engineering, as well as computer science, will have the opportunity to build solutions with NASA-patented technologies. All the details are highlighted in this article by The Weekly Journal.
  • Great news! Products from Gen.7 Chilean #P18Alumnus, The Live Green Co, are now available on Amazon for international shipping to the US! Their Prime-powered store features seven delicious plant-based foods.
  • As innovation continues to be crucial in the fight against COVID-19, #P18Alumnus BrainHi is using its technology to streamline vaccine distribution. The Puerto Rican AI startup developed a complete automated solution that allows patients to schedule their vaccination appointments starting with Ashford Hospital. Through this platform, hospitals will be able to respond to FAQs regarding the vaccination process automatically.
  • Gen.5’s Sindyk launched its smart subscription system for media (SMART). SMART represents an incredible development because it injects the Google algorithm and allows identifying and qualifying the level of engagement that a reader has with the medium in real-time. This allows activating the subscription only to those readers who really have a strong intention to pay.
  • #P18Alumnus from Gen.5’s Molcajete Foods closed 2020 by achieving tremendous growth in their retail channel! The startup’s quick efforts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic translated into more than 2x in their total sales revenue growth in comparison to the previous year, as well as cross-reference marketing of their premium brand “Tortillas Doña Lola.”
  • Big congrats to Evocare, Isleñas, and Sirena Patterns on taking home big awards during Grupo Guayacán end-of-the-year event which recognized the outstanding startups that participated in the latest installment of their business competition, EnterPRize.
  • To kick-off 2021 by helping people interested in making a career in the world of fashion, the Puerto Rico Fashion History Council (PRFHC) and #P18Alumnus Sirena Patterns’ founder Tommie Hernández have come together to offer five scholarships. Further details can be found here.
  • Pre18 Gen.3’s Materia Madura was featured in a full spread of December’s edition of local interior, design, and architecture magazine, Modo De Vida. Materia Madura designs custom waste-based materials & products for businesses such as the hospitality, fashion, and design industries, from product and furniture design to bespoke surfaces for interiors.



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The 18th dimension

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