SOURCELINK AFFILIATE GATHERING

San Juan, Puerto Rico

March 25 through March 27, 2020

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Meet us in San Juan! We are coordinating an affiliate gathering for March of 2020 in San Juan, Puerto Rico in partnership with our Puerto Rico SourceLink Affiliate, Colmena66. 

The dates of the gathering are Wednesday and Thursday, March 25 and 26. Following the SourceLink Gathering, we will be supporting Colmena66's Boricua Entrepreneur Fest scheduled for Friday, March 27.

We have included the working draft agenda below.

Draft Agenda

 

Day One

Wednesday, March 25 - Puerto Rico Science, Technology Trust, 105 Carr. #21, Km. 0.8 Bo. Monacillo San Juan, PR 00927

8:30–9:00 a.m. Breakfast, registration, networking
Join us for a light breakfast as we start our exciting day together.

9:00–10:00 a.m. Welcome! Maria Meyers and Rob Williams
Fireside chat with Lucy Crespo, CEO Puerto Rico Science Trust, Sofia Stolberg, CEO Piloto 151, Denisse Rodríguez Colón, Director Colmena66

10:00–10:15 a.m. Break

10:30–11:45 a.m. Using SourceLink Data to Tell Your Story - Jenny Miller, KCSourceLink and Dara Macan, SourceLink

    • Learn proven strategies for how to convey your story to potential funders and key stakeholders.

    • Presenters will also cover what metrics you should be gathering to support your communication of the value proposition over time.

    • Exercises will give you the opportunity to review your current assets and consider how you can improve on what you are already doing. 

12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Lunch, Keynote Speaker, Alberto Lugo, Founder & CEO INVID Group

1:30–2:30 p.m. Out of the Box Thinking: Shameless Self Promotion
Share what you are most proud of! In this fast paced session, each organization will have five minutes to present three slides describing an exciting project or service that made a difference!  

Send slides by February 28!


2:30-3:30 p.m. Best Practices Roundtable
Small group discussions facilitated by veteran affiliate members in four topic areas:

    • Measuring your entrepreneurial ecosystem
    • Connecting Your Community: Network engagement/ outreach
    • Inclusive Entrepreneurship
    • Funding Your Network

Send your topic preferences today!

Welcome San Juan Resource Partners who will be joining us for the afternoon sessions and reception! 

3:30–5:30 p.m. Reception
Networking, drinks and appetizers at PR Science Trust.

Dinner / Evening Activities on your own OR join us at a local restaurant to enjoy a traditional Puerto Rican dinner! Please RSVP.  

Please send responses to pfirestone@joinsourcelink.com

Day Two

Thursday, March 26 Piloto 151, San Jose Tower building, Santurce, 1250 Avenida Juan Ponce de León, San Juan, 00907 

10:00a.m.–12:00 p.m. SourceLink Office Hours
Join us for small group discussion (TBA) and SourceLink® training at Piloto 151's newest co-working space!

Light breakfast will be served. 

Afternoon sightseeing on your own
Places to Eat, Play and Shop!
See recommendations from our Colmena66 colleagues!

6:00–8:00 p.m.  Boricua Entrepreneurship Fest Reception - Bacardi Rum Distillery
Coming soon!

Day Three

Friday, March 27th - Boricua Emprende Fest 2020 (Puerto Rico Entrepreneur Festival), sponsored by Colmena66 - Puerto Rico Convention Center, 100 Bulevar Saint John, San Juan, 00907 

8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p. m.

A day long celebration of entrepreneurship including workshops and presentations with our own Maria Meyers, SourceLink founder, delivering the keynote address. Visit SourceLink and Colmena66 staff in the Beehive exhibit area. Please plan to attend!

All affiliates are welcome at NO CHARGE!

Separate registration page for 2020 coming soon! We will send instructions. 


Accommodations

Here is a list of hotels offering group discount rates for SourceLink affiliates. You are welcome to stay at any of these fine hotels or at the hotel of your choice.
Now is the time to reserve your accommodations!

Questions? Contact Pola Firestone, SourceLink, pfirestone@joinsourcelink.com or the individual contact person at each hotel. 

Venue Information: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Most of the activities on Wednesday will be held at the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Trust.
105 Carr. #21, Km. 0.8 Bo. Monacillo San Juan, PR 00927

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Investment

SourceLink affiliates will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the gathering, as this is a benefit covered by the annual license fees. Please use the 'affiliate' code at checkout.

Complimentary tickets are for SourceLink affiliate staff members use only.

Additional tickets for guests and non-affiliate organizations may be purchased for $150/person.

Everyone must REGISTER to attend. 

FAQs about visiting Puerto Rico  

Places to Play, Eat and Shop!

Visit 'Discover Puerto Rico' website

Questions? Ideas? Let us know! Contact Pola Firestone, pfirestone@joinsourcelink.com

Last updated 1.21.20
Check back often for updates!