posts tagged startups

February 19, 2017

Las Mujeronas of "Puerto Rico Women in Startups"

By Ana Portnoy Brimmer

You could hear them clinking glasses, their drinks sloshing back and forth, laughing over their witticisms and end-of-the-day anecdotes. Business cards sliced through the air as they exchanged them vigorously among each other, making sure no one was left without one. And ideas. How they exchanged ideas with an eagerness for collaboration, cooperation and partnerships.

September 08, 2016

Money on a mission: 6 ways everyday (business) heroes are doing good

By Mandy Hawkins

Sometimes it may seem that the world has fallen apart.  Scandals are common practice.  Violence separates people.  Corporate greed is at an all-time high.  

Fear not!  

A light of hope illuminates through the darkness.  There are those who continue to show kindness, give back, or even give it all away.  Who are these do-gooders, these cape-less crusaders?  What can they teach us?

July 02, 2016

Puerto Rico: a small island with a big vision for the future

By Paloma M. González Sánchez

Read this post in Spanish.

A country that invests in knowledge should not fear its destination. We live in a technological age where personal and public life are an intertwined thread, where modernity educates both youth and adults. What is already certain is that we are closer to a globalized and connected world as never seen before, in the most unexpected ways.

June 18, 2016

5 unlikely startups teaching us 5 unlikely lessons

By Mandy Hawkins

We’ve all heard it said that with age comes wisdom.  However, age should not be the barrier that divides solid advice from the things we leave behind.  These startup companies offer up wisdom that entrepreneurs, seasoned business veterans, and everyone in between can apply to life.

Lesson 1: Simple ideas can become worldwide movements with a little help from friends.

When maternity-driven bedrest was mandated for VarageSale’s founder, she quickly realized that there needed to be a better solution to the online garage sale communities that were forming on popular social media sites.  With the help of her developer-husband, friend who acted as the site admin for a Facebook sale page, and her own maternal intuition, she formed an online garage sale app that was instantly mother-approved.