With 50 combined years of experience and expertise in more than 30 countries, the BIZNOVATOR ACADEMY Program brings a wealth of knowledge in; entrepreneurship, business startups, technology, diversity training, and corporate leadership. Our BIZNOVATOR ACADEMY Program includes the complete DISCOVER, TRANSFORM, CONNECTexperiential learning methodology bringing our expertise to the local school or community organization setting.
In order for today’s youth to successfully meet their future potential in a rapidly changing global marketplace they require early exposure to a broad range of teachings and skillsets. These are the skillsets that the worlds’ most successful business leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs, possess and exhibit on a daily basis. These include; advanced leadership, decision-making, communications, team building, financial and strategic planning. For this reason, BIZNOVATOR has taken our proven methodology; DISCOVER, TRANSFORM, CONNECTand created a comprehensive program that can be delivered in the school setting throughout the school year. The BIZNOVATOR ACADEMY has been developed to integrate into your curriculum for delivery during the school day or through an after-school enrichment program. We train your staff to ensure your students learn purpose driven lessons while improving self-esteem, confidence and analytical skills.
Through the year-long program, students in grades 3-12 generate a comprehensive career plan, complete several personal growth assessments, create a social impact plan, and participate in the BIZNOVATOR Social Impact Challenge.
The BIZNOVATOR ACADEMY is structured into three distinct programs delivered throughout the school year and during the summer through various camps. The 1st semester follows our proven methodology contained within our BIZNOVATOR DISCOVER Workshops. BIZNOVATOR DISCOVER focuses on personal awareness and foundational growth. The 2nd semester exposes your students to the BIZNOVATOR TRANSFORM program that dives deeper into subject matter pertaining to leadership, financial literacy, and social innovation. During the summer, our BIZNOVATOR ACADEMY delivers BIZNOVATOR CONNECT which are a series of camps for youth aged 8-12, 13-15 and 16-20. During this week long experience, your students will visit local corporations, interview executives, develop business plans, and compete for scholarships.
For more information on how to become a BIZNOVATOR ACADEMY, please click the link below. One of our representatives will contact you directly to discuss how we can partner to bring tremendous value to your students.
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.