Driven by an inner fire to create, innovate and succeed
ENTREPRENEURS ARE KEY AGENTS of large-scale global change. Motivated by an urge to solve problems, they improve our lives with innovative products and services that raise our standard of living, create jobs and trigger economic growth and prosperity.
Skootel places e-scooters throughout a university or city for riders to unlock and rent them using their smartphones. Due to poor urban planning and ineffective public transportation, Puerto Rico has one of the highest car-to-people ratios in the world. Skootel aims to provide a low-cost, accessible and sustainable solution for short distances and, as a result, reduce the number of cars on roads.
ERROR TRACKER FOR WEB APPS
Synchrolog is a SaaS that monitors errors in web applications by recording user sessions from the web browser, web server logs and detailed error information. The startup aims to reduce the amount of time and resources it takes web developers to debug web applications.ads.
Insu Health Design
PORTABLE BATTERY-POWERED COOLING SYSTEM FOR MEDS
Insu Health Design was conceived after Hurricane Maria in 2017 as an effort to find an efficient solution for bio-medicine storage during disasters, power outages, travel and everyday transportation. The months-long power outage following the hurricane made it impossible for many diabetics to preserve their insulin vials at adequate temperatures, causing irreversible health damage.
PRatian’s AgroBeads product features a slow-release mechanism that saves water during irrigation, reducing the frequency irrigation is required to as low as once a month. The product, which also contains nutrients to support plant growth, enables farmers to lower labor costs and avoid high-capital investments in infrastructure.
FiberWolf performs security assessments and provides managed services such as threat monitoring, cybersecurity intelligence, firewall management, incident response and training to companies that are short-staffed and/or do not have the expertise to battle today’s security concerns.
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM TRAVEL PLATFORM
Local Guest offers authentic sustainable and community-based tourism experiences, aiming to build a new tourism ecosystem in Puerto Rico that is based on sustainable development practices. The Caribbean is lagging behind global market trends that favor a more authentic and immersive travel experience.
QUALITY RISK MANAGEMENT
CINCO is a web-based software that uses quality risk management to asses, organize, analyze and trace quality information directly to the specific risk it represents to patients and drugs. This kind of work typically is done using paper reports and spreadsheets that result in inaccessible information that is critical for patient safety and regulatory audits.
BookSloth is building a platform for book lovers designed to help them discover books, customize their shelves, compare and recommend books to other readers, follow users, and join book clubs. Its goal is to provide the best reading experience by facilitating book discovery in the vast web and creating an online community of like-minded book lovers who would otherwise not connect with each other.
NATURAL DISASTER INSURANCE
SAN JUAN, COLORADO AND NEW YORK
Raincoat creates insurance policies that pay instantly after natural disasters. Instead of relying on an adjustment process, Raincoat applies data science and numerical modeling to pay immediately based on modeled losses. The typical natural disaster insurance usually included in standard homeowners and business interruption policies can take years to process, contain numerous exclusions and result in no help.
Momentum Creative Labs
CAR SEAT SYSTEM AND SMART APP
Momentum Creative Labs is developing a system that installs on car seats and works through a smart app to prevent children from being left behind inside hot vehicles. Nearly 40 children under the age of 15 die each year in the U.S. from heatstroke after being left in a vehicle. Momentum’s main product, Gardien Daycare, is a smart app and web console that facilitates the recording and sharing of children’s activities while at daycare.