Our Programs

Get to know the programs that are making a difference and changing the future of our communities.

The Main Programs

Here are our core programs and initiatives we support

Small Business Services

Spanish Language Business Support
At Startup Unidos we continue to contribute to positive economic impact by establishing new businesses and increasing social capital. We’ve received commendation for supporting underserved communities and alleviating poverty at the state level by increasing entrepreneurial opportunities. Our contributions are not only game-changing, but life-altering.

We are currently offering our bilingual small business support services in Santa Cruz, Cochise and Yuma through our federal partnership with AZNavigator. Other successful partnership programs include Digital Retail Support Services for Santa Cruz County and Arizona SBDC.
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Waste Binn

Borderlands Waste Innovation
Our main sustainability project is creating educational and experiential opportunities for young people to transform their communities by researching, developing, and implementing real solutions to address the issues of food surplus in the region
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Emprende Amigo Youth

Youth Workforce Development
Emprende Amigo Youth (EAY) is a bilingual, international, fully remote, youth course on the foundations of entrepreneurship. This innovative program instructs in both culturally and geographically relevant topics for the emerging entrepreneur, including the state of:

Entrepreneurship, startup culture and communities
-Public speaking
-Lean startup methodology
-Business model generation
-Business formation and organization
-Marketing and online commerce
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Education & Community
Borderoots highlights the creative, innovative, and influential changemakers living and working along the 3,145 km long border line.

Education and Capacity Building

The future of the borderlands region depends on unlocking the intellectual potential of the brain power that is already here. That’s why we offer educational and hands-on, experiential programs for borderlanders that equip our community with the skills to succeed today and in the future. Come satisfy your thirst for knowledge with us.

Community Support and Engagement

Startup Unidos is committed to having its boots on the ground and being the hub for community-wide initiatives throughout the region. When you engage with us you are often connecting to a much larger national narrative. With events like LatinX in Tech we create the space for engaging conversations that aren’t being had anywhere else. Find your voice, find your people, and find the support you need so we can thrive, together. You’ve got a seat at our table.
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Our core catalyst events


Techstars | Startup Weekend · Social Impact Nogales 2022
Aprenda a pensar, trabajar, y construir como una startup en 54 emocionantes horas.

Un evento Techstars Startup Weekend es una incursión emocionante e inmersiva en el mundo de las startups. Durante tres días llenos de acción, conocerá a los mejores mentores, inversores, cofundadores y patrocinadores para mostrarle cómo hacer más cosas más rápido y, tal vez, incluso comenzar un emprendimiento.
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Support for Small Businesses, Artists and Nonprofits
Community Event at Santa Cruz County Complex

Arts and Culture for Economic and Youth Development by Tony Plak
A local artist, Antonio “Tony” Plak shares his experience on taking his art and digital skills to build business with both public and private sector groups.
Creative Micro Entrepreneurship is the Artist Side Gig by Priscilla Rodriguez

Creative Micro Entrepreneurship is the Artist Side Gig - a local artist, Priscilla “Nefftys” Rodriguez shares insights on how she is taking advantage of digital platforms to promote her brands and grow business opportunities.

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