Hispanic Professional Network
Two new partnerships bring a vibrant and growing Mexican tech cluster closer to the already prominent innovation economy in Massachusetts. The goal is to open doors for entrepreneurs and industry leaders on both sides of the border to broaden their potential markets and increase opportunities for collaboration and business.
The World Class Cities Partnership (WCCP) joined newly elected City of Zapopan Mayor Hector Robles for a rare and special signing ceremony during a formal session of the Zapopan City Council. The official document, which inducted Zapopan and the region of Guadalajara (the Silicon Valley of Mexico) into the WCCP network, formalized the partnership between Zapopan (signed by Mayor Robles), university Tec de Monterrey (signed by Director of Innovation & Regional Development, Alfredo Ortíz) and the WCCP (signed by Founder & Executive Director, Mike Lake). The agreement brings the Mexican city into the network that includes Boston, Vancouver, Barcelona, Dublin, Lisbon, Lyon, Hamburg and Haifa. Membership requires the commitment of each participating municipality, at least one academic institution and a Local Advisory Board of private sector leaders. The organization is focused on applied research while working to apply lessons learned abroad for local impact. READ MORE