Our mission is to empower the youth of Puerto Rico by nurturing their entrepreneurial spirit and equipping them with the necessary tools and resources, including state-of-the-art technology. Through our efforts, we aim to ignite their passion, cultivate their skills, and inspire their active engagement in driving our nation’s social and economic transformation. By empowering the young generation, we strive to create a future where they become agents of positive change, unlocking their full potential, and contributing to the sustainable development and prosperity of Puerto Rico.
Our vision is to be the leading and highly respected program in Puerto Rico, empowering young individuals through comprehensive training in entrepreneurship and emerging technologies. We aim to cultivate a generation of innovative leaders who will drive our nation's social and economic transformation, creating a thriving ecosystem of entrepreneurial success and technological advancement.
To provide students with limited economic resources with the experiences, knowledge, skills, mentorship, and personal discover their potential to become successful entrepreneurs from an early age.
The Empowering Young Entrepreneurs (EYES Program) provides high school students in Puerto Rico with the tools, coaching, and opportunities needed to develop an entrepreneurial mindset focused on technology. The EYES Program encompasses two projects: Bravo Challenge for Youth, which launched in 2022, and Update && Upgrade, began in 2023.
The EYES Program encompasses two projects:
Our Pilot Project seeks to foster a new generation of young entrepreneurs by equipping them with abilities and skills that will last a lifetime. The project consists of three stages completed over 26 weeks, and a follow-up session after project completion. The curriculum includes entrepreneurial skills, soft skills, hard skills, and self-knowledge tools.
Embarking on different experiences will help participants discover their path and potential.
THE STAGES ARE:
The participants will be exposed to entrepreneurial skills, soft skills, self-knowledge tools, and interaction with other participants.
The participants will explore business opportunities and strive to identify and synthesize their interests, skills, and attitudes.
Decision Making and Preparation
The young entrepreneurs will receive guidance to help them define the academic path that will serve as the foundation for their entrepreneurial journey.
After concluding with the project, they will have access to a series of webinars, seminars and networking events.
These three stages of the project are adapted from Thoma Bravo's Playbook, which is the operating model used by Bravo Family Foundation founder Orlando Bravo to run hundreds of businesses over the past 20 years.
The program also offers students access to community experiences that develop their sense of social responsibility. At the end of these three stages, the participants present their entrepreneurial ideas and experiences in the Bravo Day.
Skill Set Development
Introduction to Business Fundamentals
Mentorship & Community
Below you will find the requirements each participant will need to apply:
Must be a high school student, in Puerto Rico.
Commitment and support from the parents or guardians.
The Support Agreement must be uploaded with the application. Click here to download it.
Access to transportation to comply with each meeting on Saturdays.
Starting in September, the program will take place in the following regions:
Fill out the online application below, and include the following:
A 200-word paragraph expressing your interest in participating in the Bravo Challenge for Youth project.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE CHALLENGE?