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OPEN 2017 Conference

During March 23-25, 2017 I participated in Open 2017 (VentureWell conference) with a group of other professor of the UPRM Pathways to Innovation group. We were also joined by Blue Horizon a start-up from UPRM that participated of the Open … Continue reading

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UPRM Alumni and PanaWest Creator, Juan Carlos Rodriguez, educates NVDE Students on Crowdfunding

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, UPRM Alumni and Founder of PanaWest, spoke to NVDE students about his crowdfunding experience on March 1st, 2017. Juan Carlos is a crowdfunding veteran. He has done two crowdfunding campaigns, first in KickStarter, then in AntRocket.
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Collision of Entrepreneurial Ecosystems, Parallel 18 Invades UPRM

Are you a startup company who’s ready to go global? Is your technology innovative or disruptive? Do you have a working prototype or final product? Have you been incorporated for less than three years?  If this describes your team, Parallel … Continue reading

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NVDE at Weekend Design Challenge 2016

The New Venture Design Experience (NVDE) started its second year with the welcoming of the Weekend Design Challenge (WDC). 41 students from all UPRM faculties and a professor from the Humanities Department participated in conferences and hands-on activities to learn … Continue reading

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NVDE at Expo Ideas 2016

As part of the many different innovation initiatives the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus, this past April 28th the students in the NVDE program were part of this semester’s Expo Ideas event. Expo Ideas is an event held every … Continue reading

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Product Development Economics

Product development economics is the topic of the course this week. As a means of breaking the ice Prof. José E. Lugo quickly challenges the students by asking them to think about market availability and product cost. In doing so, … Continue reading

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Summit on Global Sustainability in Engineering Education

 
So what is sustainability? The simple definition that I like is: sustainability is the ability to continue a defined behavior indefinitely. Sustainability has three main pillars: social, economic, and environmental. This last one is the more commonly addressed by society … Continue reading

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Pathways to Innovation Faculty Participates in VentureWell: OPEN 2016 Conference

During this past March 4th and 5th, professors José E. Lugo, Mari Zapata, Ubaldo Córdova and Lourdes Medina were at VentureWell’s Open 2016 Conference. The conference gathers professors and university students from all disciplines to allow them to share their … Continue reading

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Recent grants awarded to NVDE

As a means of sponsoring the efforts of the students involved in TNVDE, these entities have extended their support.
Through the P&G Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and it’s Higher Education Grant NVDE students are now being supported with a … Continue reading

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TNVDE: week 3

Week 3
As a means to test the business term knowledge of each student, a pop quiz awaited the students as the third class began. A bit of shock and surprise shone on each face as they realized that the clock … Continue reading

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