The Puerto Rico Builders Association (PRBA) and Grupo Guayacán, Inc. (GGI) announced the call for applications for the third annual PRBA-Guayacán Fellowship which will sponsor the participation of up to two PRBA members in the 2019 Guayacán Venture Accelerator (GVA). The GVA is an entrepreneurial education and development program for companies established in Puerto Rico seeking new growth opportunities, such as: increasing local market share, entry to international markets, or development of new products or services.
The program consists of a series of 14 educational workshops offered by a renowned group of academics, professionals, executives, and investors from Puerto Rico, the United States, and Canada. In addition, each participating company will be paired with a mentor to help them implement their expansion plans. Lastly, companies will benefit from a series of coaching sessions where distinguished entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals offer their perspectives and advice.
For the 2018 GVA, the PRBA sponsored AZ Engineering, an electrical engineering firm focused on renewable energy and electrical efficiency, and Conspro a wholesale distributor of specialized concrete construction products. Both companies completed the program successfully and will pay their fellowship forward to a 2019 participant.
Companies interested in the 2019 GVA are invited to an exclusive recruiting event to be held on Thursday, April 11th at 9:00am and featuring a presentation by program instructor Miguel Ferrer Jr. titled: ‘U.S. Hispanic Market 411: Insights for Accelerating Your Business Expansion’. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Natalia Arias (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ideal GVA candidates must be in operations for at least three years and demonstrate organizational capacity and commitment to design and implement an aggressive growth plan. The program requires the participation of 3 senior executives per company. The GVA selection process begins with an online application which will be open until May 1st at: http://bit.ly/GVA2019.