Ponce – The Sor Isolina Ferré Centers (CSIF) and the Foundation for Adaptive Conservation, Inc. (El Nodo) join forces in support of Ponce’s business growth, to achieve a greater impact on the economic development of Ciudad Señorial and the southern area of Puerto Rico.
For their part, the CSIF have an Entrepreneurship program, which integrates the Surcos Solidarity Microenterprise Incubator (Surcos) to develop community microenterprises from the solidarity logic. This seeks particular ways of organizing, promoting, developing and creating businesses, through which an idea or project becomes a company. Surcos seeks through its objectives: Educate the participant in the business area; Identify the viability of your business idea or its adaptation to the country’s situation; Provide specialized advice in the permitting, marketing and accounting process; Minimize the risk of an entrepreneur when starting his business; Identify whether or not it is time to develop your business idea.
The Foundation for Adaptive Conservation, better known as El Nodo, is a non-profit organization with the mission of transforming the urban area of the City of Ponce into a center for the development and acceleration of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship, attracting talent and investment to area. His organization, established in August 2017, has been collaborating with core organizations on entrepreneurship, innovation and entrepreneurship issues both in Puerto Rico (such as Grupo Guayacán, Center for Entrepreneurs and Engine-4) and in Santa Cruz de Bolivia through the business accelerator Track 8.
This agreement seeks to facilitate collaborative efforts between both organizations in the development of joint initiatives that promote and support entrepreneurship, self-management and human resources for the training of future entrepreneurs. “We hope to achieve through this agreement a system of mutual referrals of participants for both entities and also the well-being of the entrepreneurship in Puerto Rico with a view to strengthening this sector in Puerto Rico,” indicated Carmen Matilde Rodríguez, manager of the Solidarity Microenterprise Incubator Grooves. For his part, Jaime Yordán Frau, Founder and Executive Director of El Nodo states that “this alliance gives the southern part of the island the power to participate locally in some first-rate offers that help our people to build their dreams and of this to strengthen the regional economy from microenterprises to the development of entrepreneurship with high scalability potential. “