Meet Executive Director

Joseph Sapien
Executive Director

An artist, innovator and entrepreneur Joseph received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Animation from the Art Institute of Phoenix, Sapien launched his first of three ventures in Seattle, Washington. In 2008  Sapien joined the Workforce Development Board and managed the Information Technology, External Relations, and Programs Departments. During his ten years at Workforce, Sapien influenced over 50K youth to pursue viable career paths in STEAM, and entrepreneurship through project-based programs and initiatives. Sapien has over 15 years of experience launching high impact marketing and fund development campaigns generating over 2.7 million in revenue. Sapien strives to push the edge on innovation through VR, AR, and 3D educational programs. In 2009 Sapien created the first in Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Business Challenge which encouraged high school students to start businesses.  Since 2015, Sapien has helped cultivate and increase the robotics market by increasing teachers’ capacity and providing teams with the necessary resources allowing them to compete at national and global levels.