CommitTed to Moving

Puerto Rico Forward

We pioneered entrepreneurship

development programs in Puerto Rico

Grupo Guayacán was founded in 1996 as a private-sector driven nonprofit organization. Our unique model combines private equity investment with several programs aimed at developing, strengthening and advancing Puerto Rico’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

strong entrepreneurial ecosystem = strong economy

We’re committed to the education and development of entrepreneurs. The tools, resources and opportunities we provide enhance their skills at various stages of their entrepreneurial journey and improve their probability of success.

We bet on calculated risk takers

Our mission

Grupo Guayacán offers a portfolio of global programs that provide educational and business resources to help entrepreneurs build their ventures and generate socioeconomic impact for Puerto Rico.

Our vision

We envision a Puerto Rico with a sustainable economy where entrepreneurs can grow businesses that contribute to a thriving and vibrant community.

Organizational Values

Community
Empathy
Unity
Integrity
Resiliency

Trust
Inclusion
Passion
Commitment

TEAM

LAURA CANTERO

Executive Director

ALEJANDRO GOICOECHEA

fund administration Manager

KATERINA SÁNCHEZ

Program Director

NATALIA ARIAS

GVA Program Manager

FABIOLA COLÓN

 Development Associate

EVY COLLAZO

ENTERPRIZE PROGrAM MANAGER

Claudia Guerrero

Communications Associate

MANUEL ARRIETA

ENTERPRIZE PROGRAM ASSOCIATE

PATRICIA RAMIREZ

I-CORPS PROGRAM MANAGER

natalia galindo

accounting

juliana bruno

Program Associate

MAGDALENA CARBONELL

OPERATIONS Associate

LAURA CANTERO

Executive Director

ALEJANDRO GOICOECHEA

Fund Administration Manager

KATERINA SÁNCHEZ

Program Director

NATALIA ARIAS

GVA Program Manager

FABIOLA COLÓN

Development Associate

EVY COLLAZO

ENTERPRIZE PROGRAM MANAGER

Claudia Guerrero

Communications Associate

Manuel Arrieta

Enterprize Program Associate

Patricia Ramirez

I-Corps Program Manager

Natalia Galindo

Accounting

juliana bruno

Program Associate

MAGDALENACARBONELL

Operations Associate

Board of Directors

Advisory BOARD

LAURA CANTERO

Executive Director and Chairperson 
Grupo Guayacán

BEATRIZ POLHAMUS

Enrique Adsuar Founding Partner 
Banco Popular

JORGE NAZARIO

Founding Partner 
CEGSoft

EUGENIO TORRES

Founding Partner
 Ferraiuoli LLC

RICARDO FERNÁNDEZ

Representative to the Endowment Fund Board of Trustees
PR Farm Credit

NAJI KHOURY

Founding Partner
 Liberty

CHRISTIAN FORMBY

Founding Partner 
Assurant

ANTONIO CASELLAS

Founding Partner
 HUB International CLC

LIANA O’DROBINAK

Enrique Adsuar Founding Partner
MCS

FRANCISCO PERICÁS

Enrique Adsuar Founding Partner 
Banco Popular

JORGE LÓPEZ

Founding Partner
 Fuller Group

CHRISTIAN GONZÁLEZ

Founding Partner 
Wovenware

MOVING

PUERTO RICO

FORWARD

25 years