EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator™ - Puerto Rico

Join us for an informational teleconference on Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m. EST

Join us on Friday, April 3  at 6 p.m. EST to learn more about applying for the ETSBA- PR. We will open up the line for question at the end.

Instructions

Call  +1 (469) 480-3037 and when prompted to, enter the conference ID number 932996173 followed by the # sign.

Application  Period Extended

Due to the ongoing and developing circumstances with COVID-19, we are extending the application period deadline to April 17.

We continue to be committed to supporting entrepreneurs and businesses making an impact in the health of the Puerto Rican community and look forward to reviewing your application.

Introduction to the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator- Puerto Rico

Find out more about the EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator- Puerto Rico and how to apply for your chance at MBA style business training and up to $15,000 in grant funding. The business accelerator supports Puerto Ricans with ideas and organizations that are addressing barriers to good health in Puerto Rico.

What is the Business Accelerator? 

The Business Accelerator is designed to lift social entrepreneurs and businesses seeking to improve the health of Puerto Rican communities. It supports innovation and community-centered solutions that get to the heart of the barriers to good health. Our ultimate goals are to change behaviors, expand access to resources and improve the long-term health of Puerto Rican communities.

Selected candidates will:

  • receive MBA-style business training.

  • present their businesses on June 16 at the University of Sacred Heart, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • have a chance at receiving up to $15,000 in grant funding.

1st place finalist will receive a $10,000  grant and automatically move on to present at the National EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator finale in Washington D.C. on October 8, 2020.  The 2nd place finalist will receive a $5,000 grant.

Who is eligible? 

  • Puerto Ricans living on or off the island (born on the island or their descendants up to the third generation)

  • Puerto Rican residents
  • Businesses and solutions that directly impact and improve health outcomes in Puerto Rico
  • Must be 18 years and older
 

Timeline

  • March 2- April 17 Application period open
  • May 4 Announcement of top candidates
  • May 11- June 12 Training
  • June 16 Business storytelling finale at University of Sacred Heart

Want to know more? 

We can’t change the health of communities without community leaders like you. Find out more about how this grant and training opportunity can help your business and entrepreneurial journey.

Why Puerto Rico?

Resilience is a word is often used to describe the character of the Puerto Rican people, especially after hurricanes Irma and María, and more recently, the earthquakes in the southwest of the island.

Despite the devastating economic outlook, debt of more than $72 billion and countless professionals who have had to leave the island, we are determined to promote the visionary ideas of those who seek to overcome these challenges by developing businesses that help advance the economic progress of Puerto Rico.

We believe in the resourcefulness and determination of Puerto Ricans. This Business Accelerator will touch the lives of entrepreneurs, putting them on a path to success that will help their people have longer, healthier lives, overcome the social determinants of health and be increasingly resilient!

 

Thank you to our in-kind sponsors