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November 20 & 21, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Saturday, November 21 • 2:09pm - 2:39pm
Creative Hustling: How Four Local Creatives Hustle Their Way to the Top

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What does it take to turn an idea into a business? A minimum viable product, building a team with the best talent you can find, bootstrapping until you’re able to find investors and lots of hard work along the way. Our four panelists are experts in their respective fields and will share their secrets to how they built Puerto Rico’s most prominent rock band, film production studio, bar and theater company.

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Javier J. Hernández Acosta

Musician & Marketing Professor at Universidad del Sagrado Corazon
Javier Hernández is a full-time professor at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and founder of Inversión Cultural, a project that helps creative entrepreneurs through research, training and managerial support. He’s the author of numerous publications on the topic of creative economy... Read More →

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Leslie Cofresí

Co-Founder of La Factoría
Leslie Cofresí began working in the hospitality industry as a waiter and dishwasher when he was 16 years old. After completing university studies in architecture and business administration, he returned to the food industry in some of the most renowned restaurants in Puerto Rico... Read More →
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Kacho López Mari

Co-Founder of Zapatero Films
Kacho López began his career as a film director in 2003, gaining instant success in local and international markets. He has led projects for the most prestigious international brands and seminal music videos for artists such as Ricky Martin, Juanes, Tego Calderón, Daddy Yankee and... Read More →
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Javier de Jesús Martínez

La'gencia Open Innovation Founder, USC Innovation Center
Javier de Jesús Martínez is an innovator and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of academic and professional experience in design, architecture, urbanism and creative industries. He has had an outstanding career in public policy issues, strategic planning, university and governmental... Read More →
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Mikephillipe Oliveros Vélez

Co-Founder of Teatro Breve
Mikephillipe Oliveros co-founded Teatro Breve in 2006, while he was the manager of Taller Cé, a cultural co-operative in Río Piedras. The project celebrates 10 years of cultural production and manages a theater in Santurce, in which Mikephillipe is the main writer and creative director... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2015 2:09pm - 2:39pm AST
San Cristobal A Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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