To empower, teach and create young entrepreneurs, social innovators and global leaders who will positively impact their communities and the world.
BIZNOVATOR is more than a company, we are a movement that believes youth development needs to be placed as a top priority within governments, private sector and local communities. Our approach is viewed as a foundational mechanism for attaining sustainable economic development and societal progress for our rapidly changing world. More than ever, we need to enable our youth to live a purpose driven life to shape the world they will inherit. More than ever, its critically important that today’s youth; DISCOVER their purpose, TRANSFORM their mindset and CONNECT to their future.
Post-Millennials, also known as the Generation Z (born from 1995-2010), are technologically savvy, entrepreneurial and eager to help change the world! To increase the capacity of Generation Z, BIZNOVATOR has three goals and outcomes we wholeheartedly embrace – – increasing entrepreneurial, social innovation and leadership knowledge.
By joining the BIZNOVATOR Journey, youth will gain the skills to launch their own business or develop social innovation strategies while establishing leadership skills. BIZNOVATOR Programs provide a FUN, safe and collaborative environment where youth can grow and learn to maximize their potential. Through our robust “My BIZNOVATOR” Online Platform and in-person Workshops, Camps and Academies, BIZNOVATOR teaches students to discover their passions and strengths while learning to create success pathways for their future!
UN Sustainable Development Goals
In September 2015, the General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
BIZNOVATOR addresses 8 out of the 17 SDG’s, building on the principle of “leaving no one behind”, the new Agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieving sustainable development for all.
ATP is the most basic vehicle for energy in life. Potential energy is held in the triphosphate molecule. When ATP arrives at the place in need of energy, the furthest phosphate breaks and transfers the energy. At this time the ATP becomes ADP and must find another phosphate to re-energize. A single ATP molecule is recycled hundreds of times a day.
Our greatest hope is to help BIZNOVATORS use their potential energy to impact their communities. And just how ATP is recycled hundreds of times a day, we hope BIZNOVATOR’s impact will be multiplied by others.
Juan P. Casimiro
Juan Pablo Casimiro discovered his passion when he began empowering and teaching youth in 1987 when HE became an educator and mentor in New York City’s Public Schools system. As Founder / CEO of BIZNOVATOR and now with 30+ years of experience as an entrepreneur, educator, coach and social innovator, Casimiro specializes in building individual and organizational strength from within.
John D. Canaday
John D. Canaday is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Americas Franchising Group (AFG) in Miami Florida, a leading provider of franchise consulting services throughout the Americas. John has over 25 years of executive experience both domestically and internationally within sales, marketing, operations, business development and finance with leaders in the franchising, technology and medical industries.
Veronica Mendieta-Canaday is the Co-Founder of Americas Franchising Group(AFG). Prior to starting AFG, she worked as a top producing Loan Consultant is Seattle, WA. She assisted more than 500 Hispanic families with the purchase of their home and helped pioneer the home ownership movement for Hispanic Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Throughout this process she was instrumental in developing and building the bridge between this rapidly growing demographic segment.
Ruth Baez is an experienced Graphic Designer with a BA in Advertising Communication. Some of her many specialties include certifications in Business Internal Communications and Creative Problem Solving from the Creative Education Foundation, as well as a consultancy in the “Lean Startup” Entrepreneurship Methodology.
Erika Greenawalt, a Content Developer and Business Relationship Expert, has more than 10 years helping businesses grow. Adding to her experiences, Erika also holds a BA in Advertising Communications of which she regularly applies when services her clients.