Start at the heart, then expand…
Creating a broadband “bubble” of a two-block radius from the city’s town square and housed within this “bubble” a multi-sectorial entrepreneurial development array of initiatives that have technology at their core and that will feed from an organized curricular series offering of business development programs as well as custom-designed complementary activity, all designed to strengthen the ecosystem and increase the chances of successful commercialization of projects with scalability potential.
Two separate but interrelated organizations are created. The first is an endowment that will house, protect and maintain the buildings that will be part of the initiative as well as enough funds to financially secure the well-being of such structures. The second will be a non-profit organization with a dual mission - overseeing the protection and maintenance of the properties and ensuring the seamless execution of all components of the entrepreneurship development programming to ensure continuous deliver of worldclass results.
Grupo Guayacán will be offering their entire program portfolio in Ponce, starting with their Georgia Tech i-Corps program, in addition of having an office within one of the properties and a full-time dedicated staff member in Ponce. Effective start date - Q2 2018.
As the sole representatives of the Startup Weekends program in Puerto Rico, Centro para Emprendedores will be conducting three Startup Weekends per school semester in Ponce, in addition of having an office within one of the properties and a full-time dedicated staff member in Ponce. Effective start date - Q3 2018
Inversión Cultural will have an office within one of the properties and a full-time dedicated staff member in Ponce running their creative entrepreneurship programming. Expected start date - Q2 2019
Engine-4 IoT Labs has committed to establish their next level project, an accelerator for the IoT projects being incubated in Bayamón, PR, within one of our properties. Expected start date - Q4 2019
At the heart of Ponce and surrounding its Plaza are most iconic national registered treasures.