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How far do you want to take your company?

Experience a unique executive development program designed to propel the growth of existing companies.

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Who May Participate

GVA program applicants must demonstrate organizational capacity and commitment to design and implement an aggressive growth plan that may include increasing local market share, entry to new international markets and development of new products or services.

The selection of companies is based on scalability of their operations, expertise of their executive team and the company track record.

What We’re looking for

  • Business owners and entrepreneurs
  • CEOs and partners
  • Senior management teams
Ideal companies
  • Based in Puerto Rico
  • Have at least five team members
  • Have been in operation for at least three years
  • Have identified at least one specific objective or initiative that can drastically accelerate company growth

About  the Guayacán Venture Accelerator

The Guayacán Venture Accelerator (GVA) is an executive development program that supports established companies in evaluating their business models and developing strategies for accelerating their growth. The program combines an advanced education curriculum, delivered by experts and world-class professors, with access to one-on-one coaching from successful entrepreneurs and top-level

The GVA is a unique business acceleration program in Puerto Rico designed to enhance the growth of established companies with a demonstrated commitment and capacity to design and implement aggressive growth strategies. Participating companies are guided to critically evaluate their business model, incorporate strategies for rapid growth, and determine the type of resources needed to execute these new strategies.

The program concludes with a company showcase in which participating companies present their growth plans to the business and investment community. Since 2010, the GVA has had an impact on more than 79 graduating companies, representing over 6,000 jobs and more than 250 executives.

Some of Puerto Rico’s most promising companies are GVA ALUMNI

The Guayacán Venture Accelerator (GVA) is an executive development program that supports established companies in evaluating their business models and developing strategies for accelerating their growth. The program combines an advanced education curriculum, delivered by experts and world-class professors, with access to one-on-one coaching from successful entrepreneurs and top-level executives across diverse industries.

The GVA is a unique business acceleration program in Puerto Rico designed to enhance the growth of established companies with a demonstrated commitment and capacity to design and implement aggressive growth strategies. Participating companies are guided to critically evaluate their business model, incorporate strategies for rapid growth, and determine the type of resources needed to execute these new strategies.

The program concludes with a company showcase in which participating companies present their growth plans to the business and investment community. Since 2010, the GVA has had an impact on more than 110 graduating companies and nonprofits, representing over 7,568 jobs and more than 350 executives.

Some of Puerto Rico’s most promising companies are GVA ALUMNI

THE PROGRAM

GVA workshops cover a range of topics that target different strategies for scalability, business model development, financial management and leadership development. The curriculum benefits teams determined to grow through expansion plans, exports, or new products or services.

The program is offered by experienced local and international entrepreneurs and investors who have successfully grown their own ventures, as well as renowned professors from some of the top business schools in the world.

Robust executive education curriculum

One-on-one coaching from successful entrepreneurs and top-level executives

Small, intimate class size

Opportunity to pitch at the GVA Showcase and connect with capital providers

We can help make your idea happen

PROGRAM IMPACT

Since 2010, the Guayacán Venture Accelerator program has served dozens of Puerto Rican companies, impacting over 6,500 jobs along the way. Here are some of GVA’s milestones: 89 workshops 325+ executives 30+ world-class speakers 100 graduating companies

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MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Starting your business is the easy part. The GVA program gives participants the tools to kick-start the hard part, which is dealing with the unique but predictable challenges of managing fast growth.

John Mullins

Associate Professor at the London

Business School

The program gave us a roadmap. We are creating new products and developing new recruitment and partnership strategies, as a result.

– Gabriela Soler

Director of Operations, Able Sales

2018 GVA Alumnus

The GVA gave us the tools to focus on the most critical parts of our business and rethink how we can grow. We are now ready to take our company to the next level.

– Sultan Yassin

President and CEO,

MedPlus Solutions

2017 GVA Alumnus

Before GVA I was running a small sales company. After the GVA I am running a complete business.

– José Álvarez

President, Surgical Solutions

2012 GVA Alumnus

GVA was a great opportunity to take a step back and look at our business with a broader and more strategic framework. We were asked the right questions during the program, which allowed us to define where we wanted to take the business. After the program, we created our expansion plan and acquired a company in Panama the following year.”

– Antonio Ortiz

CEO, Connect Assistance

2016 GVA Alumnus

Participating in the GVA had a profound effect on our business. The guided process pushed us to question every aspect of our business. As a result, today we feel very clear on the direction we must pursue to accelerate our growth significantly.

– María Cristina Oruña

President, Cobalto

2016 GVA Alumnus

The GVA taught us to focus on what we do best. The knowledge we gained prompted us to reevaluate our business model, moving away from being a service based company and toward providing specific products. These and other changes have led to the recent expansion of our operations with an infusion of $8.9 million dollars in investments and 85 new positions in our company.

– Ángel Pérez

Vice President, Rock Solid Technologies

2010 GVA Alumnus

After graduating from the GVA, we increased our revenue by 24 percent, net income by 53 percent and headcount by 18 percent. We also added two new business lines and have three new products in the development pipeline. I became an active angel investor through Dream Code Capital which, to date, has already made two investments.

– Yoel Rivera President,

Ultimate Solutions Corp

2013 GVA Alumnus

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