July 5, 2017

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StartUp Popular Launched Its 3rd Round of Submissions

StartUp Popular Launched Its 3rd Round of Submissions
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A group of business owners that benefited from the StartUp Popular program.

StartUp Popular is a program designed to support local entrepreneurs not only through loan disbursement and credit lines, but with a comprehensive educational, support and networking program. Its main objective is to help business owners succeed in their endeavors.


Paul Curran, Bajari Handcrafted Chocolates, was encouraged by a branch manager from Popular to apply for StartUp Popular. With the capital injection from StartUp Popular, he was able to boost online presence, grow inventory and increase distribution.

The 3rd round of submissions has an allocation of $1.6 million and works through proposals. To apply and qualify for the program, businesses must be generating sales and be in operations for a maximum of two years.

StartUp Popular helped Natalia Maldonado, Lulu by Natalia, to export her jewelry collection, inspired by the strength of the ocean. Her business idea started with a gift she created for Mother’s Day a couple of years ago.

The 3rd round of submissions has an allocation of $1.6 million and works through proposals. To apply and qualify for the program, businesses must be generating sales and be in operations for a maximum of two years.

Over 40 entrepreneurs have boosted their businesses with the StartUp Popular program. On average, participating businesses have increased their sales by 30% with the support of StartUp Popular.

Congratulations Popular Inc.!