The Rising Entrepreneurs Program is an exciting opportunity to help innovate businesses in early to mid-stages get their products to market or scale sales.

What we look for in the founding team

  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE or ability to recruit and work with technical talent to execute.
  • BORN IN PUERTO RICO or have strong Puerto Rican heritage.
  • A BILINGUAL CORE TEAM of a minimum of two full-time founders.
  • COMMITTED TO THE MAYAGÜEZ AREA, West Coast area and to Puerto Rico.
  • A GROWTH-ORIENTED MINDSET with a goal to start exploring ways to scale revenue and grow their business in Puerto Rico and in external markets.
  • DEVOTED TO GIVING BACK to the community and the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • PURPOSE-DRIVEN to address a common problem.

What we look for in the business

  • An innovative product or service.
  • Have validated a market for the product or service through customer discovery and developed a Minimum Viable Product.
  • Preference towards innovation-driven companies, such as software-based business, Software as a Service, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, E-commerce, Developer Tools, Virtual Reality, Cybersecurity, FinTech, InsureTech, EdTech, Cryptocurrency & Blockchain, among others.
  • Practical applicability of the business with a proven product-market-fit.
  • Has a social impact component embedded in its culture and operations.
  • Management’s ability to execute and build a business to launch or scale sales.
  • Already in market or expect to launch to market in 6 months or less.
REP MIGHT BE A GOOD FIT IF:

You have developed an expertise that has led to a successful product or service you are currently ready to take to market or scale sales.

You are a self-motivated individual who works well in collaboration with others.

You have some solid business skills, or you and other team members are committed to learning how to run a successful business.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for REP are now closed!

Thanks to all the amazing entrepreneurs that applied.

We will contact you if you are one of the winners for our program.