About Us

Área-E is a small business incubator and accelerator created through the program Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) administered by the Department of Housing of Puerto Rico. Its objective is to promote the economic development of Puerto Rico by offering training, mentoring, technical assistance and networking services aimed at small businesses to make them viable and sustainable.


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Our Program

Incubation and Acceleration Part 1

In this first part of our program, you will learn through trainings different aspects to take into account when operating your business. You will be able to evaluate the stage of your company in order to identify needs and areas for improvement. In addition, these trainings will be accompanied by specialized mentoring from our resources.

Objetives of the Course:
  • Increase the success rate of your company.
  • Execute your business plan and quickly put products or services on the market.
  • Improve access to an affiliate network and business ecosystem.
  • Reduce the probability of making mistakes, they are yours or due to the experiences of other entrepreneurs.
  • Highlight your company and generate additional publicity without increasing the associated expenses.
  • Recruit and/or retain better qualified employees.
  • Get tools to connect with customers effectively.
  • Innovate the product / service and the potential market.

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Benefits of Participation

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Business Training / Workshops

Our program offers a variety of workshops and training dedicated to upskilling entrepreneurs and offering in-depth knowledge to help your business succeed.

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All activities in our programs and mentoring are free, as long as your company meets the requirements of our program.

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Personal Mentoring

Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet with specialized mentors in each area of ​​study

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Networking Oportunity

Entrepreneurs enrolled in our acceleration/incubation program will be able to network and interact with other business owners in our programs.

Área-E Experience

See what our participants say!

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Jared Lawrence

El Molcajete Creative Taqueria

«I learned about balancing work and family, permits and patents. I also learned about the right marketing for my business.»

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Sharon Hernández

College Like a Pro

«In part 1 I learned the importance of knowing your numbers and the importance of marketing to scale your business.»

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Lissenidth P. Altieri Mora

Juliette’s Workshop

En el cohorte 2 parte 1 aprendí como estructurar, organizar y llevar mi negocio a la parte legal.

Our Location

We are located in the Business Administration building at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez Campus, Office 202B.

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For more information about the CDBG-DR Program and the projects subsidized by it, you can contact:


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 Programa CDBG-DR

Puerto Rico P.O. Box 21365

San Juan, PR 00928-1365

The program ÁREA-E, attached to the School of Business Administration of the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez Campus appreciates your interest in providing goods and/or services for CDBG-DR activities and encourages people with low to moderate income or who identify themselves as minorities as well as women.

To learn more about the Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) policy of the CDBG-DR program click here.

To send us your comments or complaints about the Área-E program click here.

To make claims related to Fraud, Waste, Abuse or Misappropriation of Funds (AFWAM) click here.


  • (787) 832-4040 ext. 5600
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Monday to Friday
8:00 AM -11:45 AM & 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Mayagüez University Campus
Business Administration Building, Room 202B

Updated in 2022