Mariangie Rosas is an entrepreneur, community builder and mentor determined to boost Puerto Rico’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. After a career in architecture, she returned to her home in Puerto Rico, at a time when most professionals were leaving the island to pursue better opportunities in the United States. In San Juan, she began her entrepreneurial journey to launch a culinary tech startup. It was then she realized the lack of coworking spaces available in the local entrepreneurial landscape. This is when she put a pause on her startup and in April 2017 founded co.co.haus, the first coworking space in Santurce.
A fierce advocate for local companies and freelancers, Mariangie is focused on strengthening Puerto Rico’s social and economic environment by providing access to new skills, opportunities, and valuable connections. For Mariangie, entrepreneurship is the answer to the economic turmoil that has overpowered the island for decades. She believes networks are a powerful instrument and her mission is to empower this community by providing the space as a catalyst for innovation and reversing the island’s “Brain Drain”.
In 2022 co.co.haus was on Inc. Magazine’s Best In Business Award List for their collaboration on providing group health insurance to freelancers and individual entrepreneurs.
Mariangie graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. She is also on the board of various not-for-profit organizations that work for the betterment of her community of Santurce and Puerto Rico, such as the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico, ISER Caribe, and Amigos de Santurce.
What Mariangie can offer other fellows:
As a community builder with a background in Architecture and Design, Mariangie can help with branding and design, as well as community building skills.
Connect with Mariangie on social media:
Business website: www.cocohaus.com
Business LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/co-co-haus
Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marirosas/
Business Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cocohauspr
Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mari.rosas
Business Twitter: https://twitter.com/cocohauspr
Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariangierosas
Business Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/co.co.haus/?hl=en
Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariangierosas