León StartupWeekend - Marzo 2015
- Fundación FGULEM, 24004 León
Is NEXT Right for YOU?
Facilitators, Organizers, Coaches, Mentors & Resources.
We've assembled a great group of Puerto Rico leaders in the startup ecosystem to provide you one-on-one feedback, mentoring and coaching.
Lead Facilitator: Ramphis Castro
Ramphis is a Global Facilitator for Startup Weekend, having supported 100's of startups in their initial stages from idea to launch in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He was the first to teach Prof. Steve Blank's Lean Launch Pad class in its original format in the southern hemisphere, having translated the syllabus and helping create 7 student-led startups as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Puerto Rico's Entrepreneurship Development Program. Ramphis is also the co-founder of several technology companies, including TainoApp, a content-syndication platform that is the easiest way for publishers to share their content through fully native mobile apps on all smartphones. He is an award-winning Director for the Founder Institute, co-directing the Puerto Rico chapter with Marcos Polanco, where 9 startups have just graduated from the program.
Giovanni Collazo is a hacker and co-founder at Blimp LLC. Past experiences include a digital signage software startup called s3mer, digital marketing agency work and a lot of web apps consulting. Giovanni's formal education is in filmmaking, fine arts and design but he has been coding since high school 14 years ago.
Mr. Polanco is currently Chief Operating Officer of medical device startup iCare Medical; he started his career in Silicon Valley performing database research at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories that resulted in the TimesTen technology later acquired by Oracle. Mr. Polanco went on to various technical & managerial roles at Silicon Valley startups before co-founding Imana, Inc. in 1995 to commercialize social search algorithms he co-invented and patented. Returning to his hometown, he led the establishment of an undergraduate software laboratory at Interamerican University in Puerto Rico which released the open source SNAP Platform for Java developers. Subsequently, he joined the Government of Puerto Rico as Founding Director of its information technology investment promotion division. In that role, Mr. Polanco negotiated the launch of Microsoft, Honeywell Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, and HCL Axon technology centers on the island. Returning to private industry, he has cultivated the startup community as co-organizer of Startup Weekends, co-director of the Founder Institute and principal at innovation consultancy Clearshore. Mr. Polanco holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University. He is an award-wining Director for the Founder Institute and has supported countless startups in their entrepreneurial journey.
Organizers: Marcos Polanco, Giovanni Collazo, and José Padilla
Co-Founder of Blimp, project management tool for hackers, with a passion for front-end development tools and technologies. One of the founding members of Startups of Puerto Rico and co-organizer of Startup Weekend, Barcamp, and TEDxSanJuan.
MORE ABOUT NEXT
More info can be found at swnext.org
You do not need to have attended a Startup Weekend event to attend this course. You must, however, be part of a team of at least two people working on a startup or startup idea.
UP Global is a non-profit dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship, grassroots leadership, and strong communities. We are on a mission to make the world a more innovative and prosperous place, one community at a time. We believe that entrepreneurs are critical to driving a strong global economy and a better world. We do this by supporting the grassroots leaders who are at the core of every strong entrepreneurial community. Through the efforts of community leaders, UP Global operates programs that foster entrepreneurship in hundreds of cities across the world. UP Global's programs & initiatives include Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Next, Education Entrepreneurs, and Startup Week.
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