The next several weeks will centre around the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a unique island in the Caribbean and together we get to learn about the entrepreneurial ecosystem through good conversation. We begin series 8 this week with Fabian Fabián Vélez Vicente.
Get to Know Fabian
Fabian also known as “Favo” is a Puerto Rican tech serial entrepreneur and full stack developer that is currently the President and CEO at Link Puerto Rico, a Puerto Rican organization that aims to facilitate world-class and accessible experiential education and initiatives in technology and entrepreneurship related fields.
Click the Link below to Learn About Link Puerto Rico
Fabian is also the Chief Technology Officer at Viva Advertising, a Puerto Rico based marketing agency that helps small to medium-sized business take their brand and products to the digital landscape. He is the manager of the digital content creator and brand called Gerry Stories, and a Full-Stack Web Developer with over 6 years of experience.
Since his early teen years, Fabián has been focused on creating innovative solutions through technology for communities, through his extensive participation in hackathons and development work with local and international companies. After 3 years of primarily focusing on software development projects and the landfall of Hurricane María in Puerto Rico, Vélez started his entrepreneurial journey, with 3 other co-founders, Link Puerto Rico to help kickstart the technology education sector.
As he continued to gain experience as a social entrepreneur in the technology field, he also decided to start working on a startup marketing agency called Viva Advertising, along with 3 other co founders. In the future, Fabián wishes to continue to focus his work in the technology and social impact fields through his initiatives in startups, nonprofits, and digital brands.
🎯 Growing Up in Puerto Rico
🎯 First Interactions with Technology
🎯 Pursuing a Career in Tech
🎯 Deep Diving into Fabian’s Current Projects
🎯 Creating a Culture of Technological Creators
🎯 Making Good Technology Accessible
🎯 Puerto Rico’s Unique Political Position & the Challenges It Poses
🎯 Using Tech to Empower Communities
🎯 Measuring Community Success
🎯 Lessons learned on his entrepreneurial journey
- Understand the Issues that Need to Be Solved
- Collaboration Is Key
- Have a long term strategy, a plan and direction
I hope you enjoy this week’s conversation with Fabian. See you next week, where we continue to explore the Puerto Rico Startup Ecosystem. In the meantime stay-up-to-date with all things Rare Birds by subscribing to the weekly news here.