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H3 Tech Conference, Latin America’s premier innovation conference where tech-hackers, the startup scene and the creative economy meet.

November 20 & 21, 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico


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Social Innovation Track [clear filter]
Friday, November 20

3:42pm AST

Making Money While Doing Good: Social Enterprise 101
As leaders of the 21st century operating in a world where crisis can mean hope and change is opportunity, we have the responsibility of rethinking the concept of value creation. This is where the triple bottom line (TBL) framework comes in. TBL takes into account social, environmental and economic impact in order to bring growth. This talk introduces a method that turns these concepts into tangible assets accessible to innovators. It aims to empower do-gooders and ambitious leaders alike.

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Dyanis De Jesús

Creative Entrepreneur & Design Strategy Consultant
Dyanis De Jesús is a creative entrepreneur and design strategy consultant working at the intersection of culture, creativity and business between New York City and Puerto Rico. Her recent projects include the Puerto Rico Creative Economy Initiative (prcei.org), where she serves as... Read More →

Friday November 20, 2015 3:42pm - 4:02pm AST
San Cristobal EFG Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

4:04pm AST

Impact Investing
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Myrna Rivera

Founder & CEO of Consultiva Internacional, Inc.
Myrna Rivera, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Consultiva Internacional Inc. (“Consultiva”), is a 30+ year veteran in the field of investment management consulting. She founded Consultiva in 1999. Consultiva formulates, implements and monitors investment policy and strategy... Read More →

Friday November 20, 2015 4:04pm - 4:24pm AST
San Cristobal EFG Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Saturday, November 21

9:36am AST

From Disability to Functional Diversity: Social Innovation Through Assistive Technology
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Mauricio Lizama

Assistive Technology Design and Development Coordinator of Puerto Rico Assistive Technology Program (PRATP)
Dr. Mauricio Lizama leads the Technology Design and Development Unit at the Puerto Rico Assistive Technology Program (PRATP), University of Puerto Rico. He has created over 400 assistive devices and has been awarded 6 patents on technologies directed to increase the functional capabilities... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2015 9:36am - 10:06am AST
San Cristobal EFG Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

11:59am AST

Designing Solutions
Good design is not only for the upper echelon of society and for the support of sometimes superfluous needs. Design, innovation and engineering can transcend the social order and attempt to tackle global issues with creative wit. In my presentation, "Designing Solutions," we will see evidence of how the designer, in collaboration with the entrepreneurial spirit and sometimes fueled by hunger, often is a match for any big shot CEO and a starting point to solving issues of pollution, medicine and basic human needs.

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Victor Monserrate

VM Design Studio
Victor Monserrate is a young innovation design engineer from San Juan, Puerto Rico. A relentless creative problem solver, his work arises from a active pursuit of material and manufacturing technologies experimentation. During his experiences in Sao Paulo, China, London, New York... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2015 11:59am - 12:09pm AST
San Cristobal EFG Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

12:11pm AST

Designing Ever-Changing: From Essence to Operation and Back
What you see and what you get from Concalma is a locally designed fair-trade product. This presentation will open up the Concalma system, going to the heart of its operation. You will get a picture of the Concalma way (the why) and the system (the how), its main influences and how these are redefined and revised to make them pertinent to the operation, true to its mission, fresh in its delivery, competent in the market and ever-changing.

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Matilsha Marxuach

Founder & Chief Designer of Concalma
Matilsha Marxuach is the founder and Chief Designer of Concalma, a brand that set out to deliver quality, locally manufactured designer goods. Its inspiration comes from the investigation andpractice of sustainability. For the last 10 years, Concalma has serve as a base in approaching... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2015 12:11pm - 12:21pm AST
San Cristobal EFG Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

12:23pm AST

Connections, Happiness and Compliments
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Lucienne Gigante

Social Innovator, Communications & Public Relations Leader, Founder of LuGi
Lucienne Gigante has vast experience in advertising, marketing, crisis management and brand transformation. She has developed numerous successful corporate social responsibility platforms, some in the banking sector such as “Women of Success,” which created more than 40 new women-owned... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2015 12:23pm - 12:33pm AST
San Cristobal EFG Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1:37pm AST

Business Model Canvas for Social Entrepreneurs
The anatomy of a social enterprise is a little different than for a typical tech startup. In this hands-on workshop, we'll explore how to use the "Business Model Canvas" specifically for a startup with a social or environmental mission. You will come out of this session with a better grasp on your market, value proposition and measurable social impact strategy.

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Melinda Briana Epler

Founder & CEO of Change Catalyst
As founder & CEO of Change Catalyst, Melinda Briana Epler empowers female changemakers through an online accelerator and impact investing program. Melinda also co-founded Tech Inclusion to explore innovative solutions to teach diversity and inclusion. She has more than 20 years experience... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2015 1:37pm - 2:07pm AST
San Cristobal EFG Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2:09pm AST

Social enterprises scorecard: How to measure, monitor, and report social impact
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Eduardo Carrera Morales

President of Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico
Eduardo Carrera is President and alumni of BGCPR a non profit organization working with the positive development of children and youth in the island for the last 46 years.  With his vision, experience, passion and enthusiasm he has managed to transform BGCPR; making it an organization... Read More →

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

3:45pm AST

Dent: Design for Social Impact
Everything is changing, even how we make change happen. Social enterprises need to reimagine not just what they say but how they deliver value. Design offers a new set of tools, techniques and mindset to reframe both what and how social enterprises deliver value, disrupt current systems, engage people and speed up change. Come learn a design thinking approach to social impact and what top change makers are doing today.

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Dana Montenegro

Puerto Rico, United States, SeriouslyCreative
Dana Montenegro is the co-founder of Seriously Creative, a design-thinking and creative problem-solving firm that helps organizations accelerate change and disrupt the status quo. Dana has lead teams tasked with delivering innovation from the beginnings of developing insights to designing... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2015 3:45pm - 4:05pm AST
San Cristobal EFG Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

4:07pm AST

Harnessing the Power of #socialinnovation to Find New Solutions to Old Problems
How do we look at social problems as new opportunities? In a shrinking economy, the monetary resources allocated to the nonprofit sector are fewer every day. How can we maximize these resources to come up with scalable and sustainable solutions to old problems? Social innovation served as the base for the Puerto Rico Global Initiative, an initiative to enhance the economic development of the island.

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Isabel Rullán

Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director of ConPRmetidos
As co-founder and co-managing director of ConPRmetidos, Isabel Rullán oversees the strategic planning, initiative implementation, accounting processes and fundraising activities of the organization. Previously, Isabel worked as unit production manager for the Puerto Rican documentary... Read More →

Saturday November 21, 2015 4:07pm - 4:27pm AST
San Cristobal EFG Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.