Tag Archives: Entrepreneurship

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 Gets Out of the Building!

The seven teams participating in the New Venture Design Experience went out to the real world and conducted more than 140 interviews to investigate and validate their design challenges. These interviews included not only individual observations, but techniques learned in … 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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Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office seminar at NVDE

As class number 7 rolls in, the students are presented with a new workshop to further increase their Innovative skills. Said workshop is specifically about protecting innovative ideas. Lead by Josiah Hernandez, Director of the Office of Intellectual Property and … Continue reading

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Has it been done? Searching for Prior Art (FED Guest post by: Luis Figarella)

Has it been done? Searching for Prior Art
To obtain a patent in the US, you need to overcome three rejection areas:
101         Not Patentable. After Alice vs. CLS, you’re bound to get one if your inventions ‘smells’ like software.
102         Prior Art. … 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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TNVDE: second semester groups

Day two:
Now that everyone is formally enrolled in the course, it is time to move forward. As a means of creating and establishing the groups in the course 3 and a half minute Rocket Pitches have been called.
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