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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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Entrepreneurship [clear filter]
Friday, November 20

3:42pm AST

Your Idea to MVP: Toolbox for Early Growth
In this talk we’ll discuss how to turn your new business idea into a minimum viable product that you can test to collect the maximum amount of validated learning with the least effort and risk—before you go all out for your startup.

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Wayne Sutton

Serial Entrepreneur & General Partner a BuildUp.vc
Wayne Sutton is a serial entrepreneur and general partner at BuildUp.vc. Wayne’s experience ranges from years establishing partnerships with large brands to early-stage startups. As a leading voice in diversity and inclusion in tech, Wayne shares his thoughts on impact and culture... Read More →

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

4:04pm AST

How to Avoid Founding Dilemmas
The presentation deals with common dilemmas most entrepreneurs encounter in connection with their startups, including: equity distribution dilemmas, investor dilemmas, employee dilemmas and exit dilemmas. Most founder’s dilemmas can be summed up by one main consideration: Would you rather have control or wealth?

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Fernando J. Rovira-Rullán

Capital Member & Chair of the Corporate Department
Fernando J. Rovira-Rullán’s areas of practice include mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and intellectual property. He is admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico and New York. Fernando currently serves as adjunct professor at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law. He... Read More →

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

9:36am AST

Investors Panel: Financing Your Startup--From Idea to Full Venture
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Ken Kay

Founder and Chairman of San Juan Tech Meetup
Ken Kay is the founder and chairman of the San Juan Tech Meetup. Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Jumpstart NJ Angel Network, the largest technology angel network between DC and New York. Founder and CEO of Ebudgets.com. Microsoft acquired Ebudgets.com in 2001. Sole investor of... Read More →
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Lylan Masterman

Venture Capital Investor at White Star Capital
Lylan previously worked as a software engineer and in product management for 15 years. Lylan joined the Atlas division of aQuantive in 2004 where he focused on Big Data, Data Analytics, and AdTech. He helped lead the company’s Rich Media advertising technology platform, Targeting... Read More →

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

11:59am AST

How Students Are Hacking Education to Propel Entrepreneurship
College students at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, are taking the initiative to push and promote entrepreneurship in their school. To that end, they created Idea Platform, a support network for entrepreneurs and "ideators." Most colleges and universities are still stuck in the past, preparing students to be employees of large corporations after they graduate. These students, together with faculty members, are focused on pursuing their own ideas now.

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Emmanuel Oquendo

Founder of Platform Inc.
Emmanuel Oquendo is a mechanical engineering student at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, who is passionate about innovation. He is the founder of Idea Platform and co-founder of Project Air. Idea Platform is a nonprofit organization whose mission is leading and supporting... Read More →

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

12:11pm AST

Becoming a Time Hacker
In a hacking culture, it is natural that we develop hacks for everything, including the better use of our time. During the presentation, we will discuss time hacks, the most common time-wasting habits we have and simple solutions we can implement in order to be more organized and achieve quicker results. Time hackers are people who recognize that time is their most precious real estate and that it must be invested wisely.

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Luis O. Pérez

Sales & Marketing Director of Technology Partners
Luis Pérez is sales and marketing director of Technology Partners, a software design firm that builds enterprise applications and data warehouses. Luis has worked as s solutions designer, architect, implementer and project manager for more than 15 years. He is currently board member... Read More →

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

12:23pm AST

Sticking to Your Guns. That's the Ticket!
In a culture where big and disruptive ideas are valued above all else, it can be difficult to spot opportunities that have been staring you in the face all along. Manny's fascinating seven-year entrepreneurial journey takes us from his initial "eureka!" moment to building and testing two prototypes, to raising capital. Now he has put everything on hold and come full circle to tackle an opportunity in a space he knows all too well – ticketing.

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Manny Morales

Founder & Chief Hustling Officer
Manny Morales’ first startup, Mediawire Communications, helped clients get online presence in the early days of the Internet. Dissatisfied with the complete and utter crappiness of the event tickets purchasing experience, he created Ticketpop, which was eventually acquired by Banco... Read More →

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

1:37pm AST

Hacking Facebook: How Startups and Big Companies Find Success on Facebook
Social media is today’s yellow brick road, and Facebook is the short cut. It’s a vital tool for global growth. Learn how to use Facebook to promote products and services and to get your startup on the road to growing on a global scale.

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Celiena Adcock

Industry Manager-Entertainment at Facebook
Celiena Adcock is an industry manager at Facebook, managing strategic partnerships with entertainment clients. Prior to Facebook, Celiena spent more than a decade in brand management, holding various marketing roles at Unilever and Coors Brewing Company (now MillerCoors), including... Read More →
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Reid Benson

Head of Marketing at MasterClass
Reid Benson is head of marketing at MasterClass and advisor to Facebook partner Nanigans. He has advised clients and managed nearly $100 million in Facebook advertising. Previously, Reid led paid social marketing for North American at Netflix, overseeing performance and brand campaigns... Read More →

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

2:09pm AST

How to Interview Your Customers -Live Demo!
You know you have to solve your customer's problems, but how do you ask customers what their problems are? What if you're solving a problem they don't know they have? What if they won't tell you their problems? In this session we will answer all these questions, plus I will conduct a real customer interview live, so you can see and hear how the pro’s do it. Bonus: you will also develop your own customer interview script, so you can confidently interview your customers tomorrow!

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Justin Wilcox

Founder of Customer Development Labs
Justin Wilcox is a successful Hacker and Hustler. He is an engineer by training who just dove in to lean startup to find his own success. Now he teaches other entrepreneurs how to apply this method using the FOCUS Framework. Justin speaks at the Lean Startup Conference and works with Fortune 500 companies such as Google, Microsoft and Intel. He is a global mentor for Startup Weekend, Startup NEXT and Founder Institute... Read More →

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

3:45pm AST

How to Built a Rockstar Team
As an entrepreneur, it’s not easy to create a powerful and cohesive team when you are starting your own business. Your team is one of the keys to your startup success, but how do you choose the right one? How do you find the right people? How do you know if they are compatible with your company? In this talk you will learn how to establish a clear formula to build your Rockstar Team and guide its members in the right direction

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Macarena Gil

Founder of Flow
Macarena Gil is an industrial psychologist who is passionate about people and organizational behavior. She has more than 14 years of experience in organizational development and human resources in Puerto Rico and Latin America. Macarena has led various cultural transformations in... Read More →

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

4:07pm AST

Crafting Consumer Experiences
How do you go beyond selling product and service to crafting experiences?  From helping people understand what you have, making sure everyone goes well, to fitting into their moments to making everything memorable every brand has to own their experience.  Learn how to understand, craft and manage experiences along with tools like journey mapping, service roadmaps, digital journalling and using micro-moments to both understand user needs and deliver user experiences.

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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 4:07pm - 4:27pm AST
San Gerónimo Caribe Hilton Hotel. San Juan, Puerto Rico.