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Parallel18 startups raise investment to expand operations in Puerto Rico

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Brands of, Timokids y Be Better Hotels secured investments for $675,000 from private equity firms and the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust

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Parallel18 graduates show off at innovation conference

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The global accelerator Parallel18 (P18) and five of the businesses that participated in the program will have distinguished presentations at the innovation conference SXSW (Southby Southwest), that begins this week in Austin, Texas.

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I’m a Latina tech founder and you can be too

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I’m a Latina tech founder and you can be too

by: Alana Matos, from Parallel18 Gen2

Me: “I’m not applying to jobs after graduation. I’m doing a startup.”

My mom: “A what?”

The day I told my uber traditional Puerto Rican parents that their Harvard educated daughter was not pursuing any sort of traditional career, I knew their hearts sank. This was not what they had envisioned when I told them I wanted to go to graduate school.

Creativity: a new skill (?) needed in science and technology

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Creativity: a new skill (?) needed in science and technology

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez, PhD

“The greatest scientists are artists as well” (Albert Einstein)

In previous decades, science, technology, and art used to hang out hand by hand. Artists like Leonardo Da Vinci were also inventors. Scientists like Einstein knew the importance of creativity to move science forward. But in our current time frame, we notice a clear division between scientists and artists. We see how society moves towards promoting science and technology but downgrades arts.

PUERTO RICO IS AT THE PARALLEL 18… PIN IT!

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Puerto Rico is at the Parallel 18… pin it!

By: Natasha DeLeon-Rodriguez, Ph.D.

Have you heard about Parallel18? If you haven’t, you should keep reading… if you have, but are not really sure what it is…keep reading… and become a fan!

The Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust mission is to invest, facilitate and build capacity to continually advance Puerto Rico’s economy and its citizens’ well-being through innovation-driven enterprises, science and technology, and its industrial base.

CREATING BONDS AND MOVING FORWARD

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Creating Bonds and Moving Forward

by: Greetchen Díaz

I’m a scientist. During the years of lab research, there was always a moment that motivated me more than anything: to share “my science” with others. I can bet that for every scientist this is a crucial moment as relevant as their own experiments. I completed a PhD and a postdoc in the United States. During all those years as a researcher, I traveled to many places with the purpose of revealing my findings and contributions to science. To participate in scientific conferences also gave me the opportunity to know the work of colleagues and establish connections and collaborations that have marked my career until today.

Parallel 18 closes second round with 507 startup applicants

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The second call for applications for the international accelerator Parallel 18 (P18) closed with 33% more applications said the Executive Director, Sebastián Vidal. A total of 507 startups from 44 countries applied.

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