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Guayacán opens applications for MIT fellowship

For the eighth consecutive year, the Guayacán Center will be co-sponsoring a team of selected members of Puerto Rico’s entrepreneurial community who will be given the opportunity to attend the MIT Entrepreneurship Development Program in Cambridge, Mass. from Jan. 27 to Feb. 1, 2013.

This program leverages MIT’s culture of high-tech entrepreneurship to help entrepreneurs, corporate venturing executives, and others involved in entrepreneurial environments learn what they need to develop ideas into successful businesses, and how to increase entrepreneurial opportunities in their corporations, institutions, and regions.

The material will introduce participants to MIT’s technology transfer system, entrepreneurial educational programs, and entrepreneurial network. This program is designed for those who would like to develop or strengthen a climate of entrepreneurship in their corporations, universities, and regions.

Applications must be filled out online by Nov. 18. Guayacán will interview selected candidates Nov. 21.

The fellowship covers the $9,700 in tuition costs and chosen fellows must pay another $3,100 plus the cost of airfare and hotel.

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