Lucas Arzola

Director of Operations


Lucas Arzola

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What You'll Learn

  • 11:40
    Dealing with the growth of technology in other countries
  • 25:21
    The challenges of Hurricane Maria
  • 40:15
    Why go to California from Puerto Rico?
  • 1:05:24
    Leaving your own company

We Been Drankin'

Red Wine

Episode Details

Lucas Arzola is a man with many different titles. He is an entrepreneur, educator and innovation ecosystem builder. Originally from Puerto Rico, Lucas ventured to University of California, Davis for college and wound up staying to coordinate strategic partnerships between the university and pharmaceutical biotechnology companies. Lucas went on to found Betabox, a technology company that designs and delivers mobile spaces and on-demand experiences that enhance corporate innovation, workforce development, and STEM education. Today, back in his home country of Puerto Rico, he is the director of operations for the startup accelerator, Parallel18. Over a bottle of red wine at the Parallel18 offices in San Juan, Lucas discusses all his business ventures and how he spent his time dealing with the destructive aftermath of Hurricane Maria and keeping his company based around technology and electricity afloat.

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