Puerto Rico's startup community has been growing exponentially and not even a Category 5 Hurricane could stop it. The island has geographical, political and cultural elements that make it an ideal platform for startups that want to scale to multiple markets in the Americas. Puerto Rico's business environment is a combination of tax incentives, public policy, support organizations, human capital and infrastructure with a modern Caribbean lifestyle. With the support of local entrepreneurship programs, an international startup accelerator, and a non-profit created to promote innovation in the island, hundreds of ideas have advanced to become globally focused companies. All of this while attracting international startups, investors and service providers to see Puerto Rico as an innovation hub.
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