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Business training & mentoring program to focus on young aspiring entrepreneurs

By John McPhaul

Enactus Puerto Rico will offer a business training and mentoring program for teenagers and young adults during June and July.

“Young people will participate in an intensive training, business development and mentoring program for five days,” Enactus Puerto Rico Director Rody Rivera Rojas announced late last week in a written statement. “The goal is to lead them to identify tangible solutions to market needs, using business and innovation as the force to promote change and achieve social, economic and environmental sustainability in Puerto Rico and the world.”

He said the purpose of the summer program is for the participants to obtain professional development experience and the necessary tools for social entrepreneurship.

Those interested in participating must be between 16 and 29 years old or be university students. Registration is through the internet and is structured according to the applicant’s residential area: north, south, east and west.

As a result of the intensive program conducted by Enactus Puerto Rico, attendees will learn the “Methodology for the Development of Social Enterprises,” unique to Enactus, and will have access to a manual with practical modules on all processes for a business plan and mentoring by stages of the process with local business leaders from the private sector and the government.

Additionally, they will prepare to present their entrepreneurial projects before a panel of business experts who maintain a local and international presence. Likewise, they will participate in a biweekly meeting for the development of the project that they will lead as an entrepreneur.

More information is available at or visit the Facebook page @EnactusPuertoRico.

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