Instructor - Joseph Sapien

Joseph Sapien, STTE Executive Director and a previous executive at the workforce board, is widely recognized in the local entrepreneurship and education community as an innovator. Best known for his award-winning, Texas’s first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) business plan competition, Joseph has raised over 2.5 million in funds and has more than 12 years of experience designing and deploying innovative education programs for youth.

Joseph will unveil a transformative fun and engaging experience that will introduce youth to launch their startup journey through cutting-edge technology. Participants will get to witness the first-ever lean business model canvas in augmented reality. This virtual workshop also reinforces the industry standard “Lean Business Model Canvas” and the nine building blocks to start any business.

This workshop is ideal for anyone ages 13- 19 who have a curiosity and thirst to start a business but don’t know where to begin. Learn like never before!


Youth will hear from JR Rosillo who is an entrepreneur, founder, and CEO for Minerva Robotics. JR’s current project is building a fully automated robotics tortilla manufacturing solution that will revolutionize the way the industry operates. JR shares his thoughts on what it takes to be successful. 


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