Don’t argue. Rebuild.
The Startup Societies Foundation is hosting a Summit at George Mason University in Washington D.C. to discuss how special jurisdictions, blockchain technology and green infrastructure will rebuild Puerto Rico. The event goal is creating partnerships that will establish startup cities benefiting all Puerto Ricans.
You now have the opportunity to help.
In September 2017, Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million Americans, was hit by Hurricane Maria.
The property damage caused by the storm is estimated at over $100 billion.
Puerto Rico’s energy grid was devastated, creating the biggest blackout in American history. In all, Hurricane Maria has caused a loss of 1.25 billion hours of electricity supply.
The Summit will help rebuild Puerto Rico through developing an international consortium to establish sustainable “startup cities” in Puerto Rico.
The consortium will include investors, blockchain leaders, green tech entrepreneurs, NGOs, policy makers, legal experts, and SEZ (Special Economic Zone) developers. We intend for the consortium to develop a proposal and execute it. This conference is the call to action to rebuild!
Now is the time to show the world that entrepreneurship can succeed by creating the Hong Kong of the Caribbean.
In order to rebuild, Puerto Rico should equip communities with renewable energy and telecommunications infrastructure, such as solar panels, solar cells, water filters, mesh networks, hydroponics farming, and fiber optic cables can empower Puerto Ricans.
The goal is to make these communities self-sustaining and focused on 21st Century solutions, putting Puerto Rico at the forefront of the green tech revolution.
However, smart infrastructure alone will not rebuild Puerto Rico. Aid and rebuilding efforts must be innovative and based on local knowledge. Moreover, friendly business environments are crucial for sustainable economic redevelopment.
Special jurisdictions with more innovation-friendly policies are the solution. Cities such as Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Dubai, grew from nothing within the span of a few decades due to innovative policies.
To remain competitive, Puerto Rico should also turn to blockchain technology:
- E-government — which can drastically increase transparency and ease of doing business
- Initial Coin Offerings — to tokenize land holdings and municipal bonds in order to attract capital
- Blockchain Regulations — streamlined in order for Puerto Rico to become the "Crypto Capital" of America
With state of the art infrastructure and an entrepreneur-friendly environment, Puerto Rico can make startup cities to rival Silicon Valley as the tech capital of the United States.
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A Startup Societies Foundation event isn't complete without massive innovation.
Gain an insider's perspective at our Impact Accelerator Day, where you'll join leaders and strategists from Digital Raign as they develop ground-breaking solutions for sustainable startup cities and demonstration projects in Puerto Rico.
This one-of-a-kind consortium will feature the brightest minds in investment, blockchain, green technologies, NGOs and much more.
By the end of this explosive introduction to the GMU Summit, you'll witness the birth of a real proposal that can be effectively implemented to bring economic prosperity and development to the areas that need it most.
In other words, we won't be arguing. We'll be building.
Let's make History.
Startup Societies GMU Summit
for Puerto Rico
We will feature some of the biggest leaders in:
investment, tech entrepreneurship, NGOs, policymaking, media, and Special Economic Zone development.
Master of Ceremonies
Founder of Truth Cartel
About The Venue —
The Founders Hall, Arlington Campus
George Mason University
Named after one of the founding fathers of the USA, George Mason University is a private research university located in Arlington, Virginia - across the Potomac river, just a few miles from the White House.
George Mason has over 34,000 students hailing from 130 countries, and specializes in the fields of conflict resolution, information technology, bioinformatics and computational social science.
The university was founded in 1957, and has 3 campuses in Virginia and one in Songdo, Korea. The university's alumni include judges, congressmen and even astronauts!
It’s time to stop talking about this disaster.
Are you part of the solution to save Puerto Rico? Let's get in touch.