Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Made For and Inspired by Entrepreneurs

Puerto Rico is a hotspot for entrepreneurship. Our legacy in manufacturing has evolved into a vibrant ecosystem that supports a wide spectrum of enterprises, from startups to fully-scaled operations in a variety of industries. The island’s unique combination of business incubators, incentives, shared work spaces and tropical lifestyle has made it a rising hub for entrepreneurs.

in private equity and VC investment for startups in 2022
accelerators and incubators focusing on different sectors
in LATAM for digitally fluent professionals

An emerging entrepreneurial paradise

  • Access to Capital
  • Innovation
  • Start-up
  • Angel Investors
  • Existing Business
  • Growth

An Entrepreneurial Wave

  • Over 120+ funding rounds for start-ups from 2020 to March 2024
  • More than 15,000 people have participated in entrepreneurship initiatives led or backed by the Puerto Rico Science, Technology & Research Trust (PRSTRT)
  • The University of Puerto Rico’s Center to Foster Innovation and Commercialization supports entrepreneurs from ideation through implementation
  • Tax incentives have helped Puerto Rico emerge as a tech hub that attracts pioneers, innovators, and entrepreneurs in cutting-edge sectors

Compelling Incentives for Entrepreneurs

Fixed income tax rate on eligible income
Tax exemption on capital gains†
Exemption on property tax
Exemption on municipal construction rate
Exemption on municipal license tax
Year standard tax exemption grant period

Subject to renegotiation for an additional 15 years

† From securities and digital assets (eligible investments) and capital gains and other investment income sourced to Puerto Rico and not subject to federal income taxes

Primed For Entrepreneurs in Tech

The island is a prime site for 0G to 5G connectivity and the integration of the Internet of Things (IoT). Through the work of companies like Everynet and Sigfox, Puerto Rico is light years ahead in connectivity and IoT allows companies on the island to take advantage of unprecedented data transfer speeds to optimize operations. 

Meaningful change comes from innovation. This is why the island is one of the main proponents of startup culture, and why so many incubators and business accelerators call Puerto Rico home, making it a hub for all entrepreneurs.

Start-Up Support

Puerto Rico features many elements that help boost productivity, including an established network of entrepreneur-focused nonprofits that spark start-up collaboration, as well as a community of supportive business and community leaders. The ecosystem is primed to scale business endeavors for national, regional or global markets.

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