STARTUPS OF PUERTO RICO TO MEET NEW YORK CITY’S STARTUP COMMUNITY ON OCTOBER 15TH, 2013
NEW YORK, NY – Four Puerto Rico startups will pitch their businesses and products here on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at the Startups of Puerto Rico Showcase event. The event will be held at the Puerto Rico office, 135 West 50th Street in Manhattan.
The startups pitching are: Blimp, represented by Giovanni Collazo, a startup providing “beautiful and easy project management for doers”. Leavebox, represented by Roberto Santos, describes itself as the place “where Human Resources meets Business Intelligence by providing tools to manage employee absences”. Kytelabs, represented by Jonathan Gonzalez, offers OneCard, “The last card you’ll ever carry. Pay from any account, anywhere, on any system. Say goodbye to your wallet.” And, finally, iGenApps, represented by Norman Ortiz, allows users to “create function-rich mobile apps from the palm of your hand with no programming”.
The pitches will take place in the evening session of the program, in front of an esteemed panel of judges, including Bob Dorf, Amol Sarva, KJ Singh, and Ricardo García Amaya. Bob is a startup trainer and coach and co-author of the book “The Startup Owner’s Manual: The Step-by-step guide for building a great company”. He has “founded 7 startups for 2 home runs, 2 basehits, 3 tax losses.” Amol Sarva is a self-described “Founder, builder, and philosopher” currently building a new company. He was the founder of Peek, which “created the world’s first mass-market smart device – a $30 email and internet gadget that won Time’s Gadget of the Year, Wired’s #1 Gadget and many more awards on its debut.” KJ Singh, is currently a Director at startup accelerator TechStars NYC. Ricardo García Amaya, Executive Director of the New America Alliance Angels, will also be part of the panel. Without a doubt, a winning panel to provide valuable insights to the entrepreneurs.
Other entrepreneurs from the Puerto Rico startup community will also present on their expertise areas, including Luis Figarella, discussing how a coherent IP strategy (including patents) can make or break an entrepreneurs’ lifelong dreams. Carlos Cobián, who has expanded his business to 17 countries and thrived across multiple generations of mobile technologies, will share his lessons learned. Lastly, Albizu García will discuss insider secrets that prove Facebook is now the go-to, bang-for-buck platform for fast-growing startups.
The program described here is a partial view. The event will run from 2 pm to 930 pm. See all details and register through: http://prstartupshowcase.eventbrite.com/ A social will follow at 930 pm, hosted by the local group Fans & Friends of Startups of Puerto Rico. All are welcome to join!
The event is sponsored by law firm Perkins Coie and Antrocket. With more than 900 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, Perkins Coie provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to clients that span the range of entities in the business world—from FORTUNE 50 corporations to small, independent start-ups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations. Perkins Coie was named “Law Firm of the Year” in Patent (2013) and in Venture Capital (2012 –2013) by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. Learn more at http://www.perkinscoie.com/
Antrocket is an innovative crowdfunding platform for the Latino communities created to help promote, empower and put your ideas in the market. Our end goal is to help you realize your dreams, while benefiting the people around with ease of life, jobs and stability. Here, good ideas that don’t fit the traditional financier’s criteria have the opportunity to boom, because our platform provides access to raise the capital needed. Antrocket.com is the crowdfunding site designed by Innovation Fund Corp. Learn more at http://www.antrocket.com/en/
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