Startup With Purpose is excited to announce the addition of an inaugural program at Saint John’s School in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The program will officially begin on Monday June 10th, and end on Friday June 14th. The program is open to anyone who has finished his or her first year of high school, has not yet started college, and is eager to create value. While there are business aspects to the program, we strongly encourage people from a variety of backgrounds, including: art and design, engineering, sales and marketing, and aspiring business leaders. Over the course of the program, participants will work in groups of 5 to identify a problem and to come up with an economically viable solution to that problem (build a business plan around that solution). There are 2-3 hours of lectures each day and 7-8 hours of project work with teammates, so participants should come prepared to work on their ideas.
The program has been tailored specifically for Puerto Rico, with themes which are: the creation of value with limited resources and working with the numerous tax benefits Puerto Rico offers for young entrepreneurs. These themes will be consistent throughout the program in guiding participants towards creating impactful and scalable products and services.
The program instructors are seasoned entrepreneurs, with lecturing experience at the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Assisting the instructors will be industrial experts from Puerto Rico, Oracle, Google, and other successful entrepreneurs and investors from around the world. As space is limited, only 200 participants will be accepted into the program on a first come first serve basis. We are looking for participants who are hungry to enhance the world, and we do not significantly weigh GPA in the registration process.