BIZNOVATOR is more than a company, we are a movement that believes youth development needs to be placed as a top priority within governments, learning institutions, 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.
The BIZNOVATOR Franchise offering is a unique opportunity for those who embody our mission and are looking to align with a purpose driven business. We know that through great and capable franchisees, we can have an even greater impact on our communities and the world.
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.
Juan Segarra is an accomplished Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications sales manager and professional engineer. He has worked for industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies and AT&T where he has held sales leadership positions. Some of his strengths include: his ability to dictate strategy based on the markets trends, his perseverance and his experience leading diverse…
Roxanna Leon majored in Business Management and has over 26 years of sales and business development experience. In her sales career she has managed National and International portfolios promoting various products and services. Has also led and managed a team of sales professionals to grow their client database and meet their sales goals.
Juan Pablo Casimiro founded BIZNOVATOR in 2008 as a result of years of empowering youth throughout the United States and around the world. Juan began realizing his passion in 1987 working in the New York City Public School 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.
Throughout his extensive career, Casimiro has been actively engaged in creating and delivering effective entrepreneurship, financial literacy and leadership programs that empower students to discover their purpose, transform their mindset and connect to their future. Through his travels and outreach Casimiro regularly conducts lectures, workshops and entrepreneurship programs at numerous US Embassies, high schools, universities, corporations and organizations globally.
OUR LEARNING METHODOLOGY
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. We know through experience that when young people improve their working knowledge in these core areas, they build confidence and are in a much better position to know what path to pursue as they mature and progress through life.
As a BIZNOVATOR Franchisee, you will develop a community platform that empowers youth to gain the foundational skills needed to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world. These are skills and knowledge not taught in the typical classroom. The BIZNOVATOR Journey is a set of modularized programs designed to give young people the confidence, leadership skills and knowledge to launch a business or develop a social innovation initiative to impact their community. We leverage an experiential learning methodology, with a heavy emphasis on inward reflection, hands on learning and doing! Our BIZNOVATOR Programs provide a FUN, safe and collaborative environment where youth can grow and learn to maximize their potential.
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.