Startup Weekend in Puerto Rico invites you to create prototypes

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Nerma Albertorio, one of the coordinators of the event, explains that the project seeks people who can develop products with the potential to generate income from global markets. (El Nuevo Día)

This August 29 to 31st, Startup Weekend Puerto Rico will hold an event in Ponce directed at people interested in creating prototypes for products with the potential to generate income from global markets.

Nerma Albertorio and Ana de los Ángeles Vélez, founders of the Entrepreneurial Centerl at EDP University and coordinators of Startup Weekend in Puerto Rico, indicated that this edition of the activity is geared to “makers”, who want to acquire skills and resources for developing prototypes of innovative products, such as artists, designers, architects, engineers, and others.

“Startup Weekend Makers Edition is focused on having a physical product at the end of the weekend”, explained Albertorio.

The School of Architecture of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Ponce, where the activity will take place, will provide mentors as well as laboratory space. The local company Engiworks will also provide tools, machines, and mentoring to help entrepreneurs and innovators construct their own prototypes, including arduino experts.

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