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Those of us who have survived and even thrived throughout the economic depression and now in the aftermath of the hurricane are stronger than ever.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — In the nearly five months since Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, thousands have left for the mainland, and some are relocating permanently, joining the over half a million over the last decade who have left the island as it’s grappled with a prolonged recession.
Those who have left since the storm made landfall in mid-September cite the destruction to homes and towns, the persistent power outages and the island’s economic problems.
Piloto 151 coworking space announced the creation of the Puerto Rico Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Chapter, a private membership organization that seeks to assist government and public sector people and organizations understand, implement and benefit from blockchain-related technologies and capabilities.
Attracting and retaining Puerto Rican talent is key to revitalizing Puerto Rico’s economy. Puerto Rico has a large talent pool and we have a large group of entrepreneurs and businesses looking for members to complement their team. As part of our efforts of recruiting, we want to give you a reason to stay. Piloto 151’s boutique staffing agency, Piloto Staffing, has created a mentoring program, offering free resume and interview prep so you can land your dream job.
With the objective of promoting a truly effective and efficient rebuild of Puerto Rico enabled by a coherent digital strategy, the “Dear Fiscal Board” speaker series will hold its third conference on November 16th in Washington, D.C.
The Profile: Gia Mar Ramos
Gia Mar Ramos is a finalist in this year’s InnovateHer competition. Gia, a middle school student, founded SNAPStroke, a mobile app that identifies, in real time, symptoms of a stroke, helping the sufferer get treatment faster using data and analysis of other patients. Learn more about how her idea came to be.
Stay tuned for our InnovateHer series of entrepreneur profiles.
Amalia of Collettiva Bendetta is a finalist from this year’s InnovateHER local competition. She founded an e-commerce platform for plus sized women and up and coming fashion designers to showcase their designs using 360 merchandising technology. We loved our finalists so much, that we wanted you to get to know them, support them, and root for their success. This girl right here, we see her going places. Trust us. Here is Amalia’s story.