Emprende Amigo Youth



Emprende Amigo Youth (EAY) is a bilingual, international, fully remote, youth course focused on the foundations of entrepreneurship. This program solves for the lack of opportunities in the region by being a launchpad for emerging young entrepreneurs. Our young minds need creativity, problem solving skills, adaptability, and the gift of foresight as they plot their futures. We’ve built an accessible approach to education that meets young, aspiring entrepreneurs where they are and fills in the gaps so they have these leadership qualities.


Emprende Amigo Youth (EAY) is a bilingual, international, fully remote, youth course focused on the foundations of entrepreneurship. It was born out of necessity. Our traditional education systems are failing our youth. They are inspired, intelligent, and ready to make real, lasting impact in their communities. EAY exists to support and develop young entrepreneurs.

A young or first-time entrepreneur needs community and mentorship to learn the ropes, to fail forward, and to feel empowered that they are supported in their endeavors. EAY helps uplift the next generation of entrepreneurs by delivering on three key offerings: an online certification, virtual Pop Ups, and immersive weekend programs. You can participate in the one that aligns most with what you need in your startup journey or you can participate in them all if you’re ready to commit to your entrepreneurial growth!

Online Certification

This two-day Introduction to Entrepreneurship is the perfect certification for a first-time entrepreneur who is eager to set a strong foundation.

On day one participants will cover the following topics:

  • Regional Entrepreneurship
  • Economic Development & The State of Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship For All
  • Startup Culture and Startup Communities (HMO to PHX)
  • KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Marco Martinez O'Daly
  • Interactive Break / Group Work - (Concept Board)
On day two, participants will get to put in real work with these applied startup frameworks:
  • Visual Thinking Tools & Methodologies
  • The Lean Startup
  • Business Model Generation
  • Business Model Canvas Activity
  • MVP and Product Market Fit
  • Debrief / Reflections / Takeaways

Pop Ups

Pop Ups are less time intensive than the online certification but they still pack a punch! In a virtual Pop Up participants can expect to learn about leadership and professional development. Held weekly, they typically follow this format:

  1. Introduction
  2. Workshop: Tech Entrepreneurship & Pitching To Investors
  3. Community Discussion
  4. Music Break
  5. Interactive Working/ Networking Session
  6. Community Discussion
Some of the pop ups we've had in the past:
-Stephanie Bermudez - "Networking & LinkedIn 101"
-Erica Cantua - "E-Commerce & Entrepreneurship"
-Rafael Pesqueira - "Tech Entrepreneurship & Pitching to Investors"
-Samantha Mata - "Leadership & STEM Entrepreneurship"
-Sergio Astorga - "Law and What to Consider When Developing a Startup"
-Mikayla Curcio - "Infographics & Digital Storytelling"

Immersive Entrepreneurship Weekends

We coordinate and organize weekend-long immersions that are safe, supportive learning environments for testing ideas, validating assumptions, and building startup ideas. Participants get to network and team up with like-minded entrepreneurs to build actual companies and products in a weekend. Along the way, they are guided by experienced mentors and industry experts, as well as taking part in interactive workshops and discussions to help move them through the process. Here’s a breakdown of how this transformational 3-day event looks:

Day 1

  • Dinner & Networking
  • Choose Your Project
  • 60 Seconds To Pitch
  • Build a Team

Day 2

  • Connect With Talent
  • Learn From The Best
  • Get To Work
  • Discover Bicultural Perspectives

Day 3

  • Present to Panel of Judges
  • Celebrate
  • Motivated To Be The Change



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After EAY, I feel inspired and ready to start the next chapter in my life as an entrepreneur. I have been wanting to start my own business for years, but I haven't had the confidence to take those next steps. EAY gave me the tools that I need to take my dreams out of my head, put them down on paper, and ultimately make them a reality.
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from ages 13-17

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EAY Online Certifications, Pop Ups, and weekend entrepreneurship immersions are designed primarily for high school and college students, though motivated middle schoolers are often at our events. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about upcoming programs. [email protected]
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