Last week, San Juan’s Convention Center was home to EXPO Puerto Rico, a multi-sector industry event organized by the Puerto Rico Trade & Export Co. where dozens of international buyers had the chance to interact with over 100 different local and international businesses. The event consisted of forums on commerce, international trade and technology, as well as workshops on tax incentives and tools to develop small and midsize business, as well as companies who are dedicated to export services, global branding and e-commerce.
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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.