Published originally by: Caribbean Business Online Staff


This week, the startup and tech community has plenty of venues for a series of workshops and events that are sure to boost Puerto Rico’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Among the events is the highly anticipated Tech Summit 2015: Innovation Driven Hub, the business development and technology event pushing for government redesign and transformation in Latin America. Alongside is the Tech Week Puerto Rico conference series that runs until Thursday, closing out a week spotlighting entrepreneurs’ failure stories at the edgy, groundbreaking F*ckup Nights San Juan event held at Piloto 151, the co-working space in San Juan’s Old City.

“We are excited to have so many events taking place this year for Puerto Rico’s Annual Tech Week. Our startup and tech ecosystem is stronger and more robust than ever, and events such as these bring the community together and inspire more startups to grow and scale at a global level,” said Sofía Stolberg, founder of Piloto 151 and Piloto Labs.

On Monday, at Piloto, Code4PuertoRico is hosting a Prep Tech Community Hack Night bringing together programmers, designers and creative entrepreneurs to brainstorm and build programs with the objective to improve Puerto Rico and showcase their skills in the 2015 Tech Summit Hackathon.

On Tuesday, its Interactive Workshops with industry leaders features Diseñado en Puerto Rico, which will showcase its Behance Portfolio Reviews.

Wednesday’s Puerto Rico Tech Summit will include Piloto’s Stolberg, who also co-founded Codetrotters, as speaker, along with Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media; Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America; Paul Baltzell, CIO at State of Indiana; Brian Breslin, founder of Infinimedia Inc. & Refresh Miami; and Tim Falls, vice president, Community at Keen IO. Piloto Labs will have a booth for the tech and startup community at the event.

On Thursday, F*ckUp Nights San Juan, part of a global movement born in Mexico, brings three entrepreneurs to share their failure stories while the crowd learns and enjoys “in an evening of laughter, drinks and good friends,” Piloto assures.

“We celebrate for the second year a unique opportunity for technology professionals from Puerto Rico, the United States, and Latin America to provoke dialogue and participation in the various stages of venture capabilities. Tech Week Puerto Rico aims to provide the space for investors, entrepreneurs, government officials, and business professionals to network and start the conversation about disruptive technological strategies that would lead to growth opportunities and diversity in the local economy,” Piloto 151 said in a statement.