Did you know there’s a community of startup companies in Puerto Rico? If not, well there is and the community has been flourishing for years. A group called Fans & Friends of Startups of Puerto Rico formed in New York City on August 15, 2013.
The New York City-based group, founded by Carmen Bonilla, aims to strengthen ties between the Puerto Rican startup community on the island and the startup community in New York City in order to promote Puerto Rico as a technology hub.
According to Mashable, a startup is a company set up to test a business model developed around a new idea. The startup community in Puerto Rico sprang up partly in response to the island’s economic difficulties, according to Bonilla.
Fans & Friends of Startups of Puerto Rico will provide programs and networking to its members and aim to grow the pipeline of aspiring entrepreneurs and the number of startups both in Puerto Rico and in NYC.
The community of Puerto Rican descent in New York is the largest in the US, creating a great opportunity for our communities to come together, bridge the gap, and help one another.
Are you interested in technology? Are you interested in doing what you can to help the economy of Puerto Rico? Are you involved in startups in New York or Puerto Rico? Then become a member of Fans & Friends of Startups of Puerto Rico by joining their Meetup group now!