YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS UNWAVERING AMBITIONS

Entrepreneurs are the engines of our economy, creating new products and services, jobs, and unimagined markets that define and work for our future. They have special qualities that make anything possible: curiosity, ingenuity, and an unstoppable drive to bring their ideas to life.

Unstoppable Young Entrepreneurs

The Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge was designed in 2019 by a team of community leaders focused on helping the Valley develop its own entrepreneurs. The goal of this initiative is to encourage students to generate business ideas and help them develop leadership, teamwork, communication skills, critical thinking, and soft skills necessary for success in the real world. Nine teams from Brownsville ISD, La Joya ISD, Mission CISD, and Weslaco ISD competed on April 26, 2022.

RGV LEAD celebrates four Unstoppable Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge who are forging the path toward economic vitality!

1st Place – $1,500:  Javier Aguirre, Joe Elizardi, and Rogelio Rivera from Brownsville ISD, Hanna Early College High School – JRJ Design

2nd Place – $1,000: Cesar Suarez from Brownsville ISD, CTE/Veterans Memorial High School – RoboCentral

3rd Place – $750: Ruben Espinoza and Raymond Tello from Weslaco East High School – Level Up Gaming Center

4th Place – $500: Tristian Quintero, Victoria Cruz, and Andy Villanueva from Weslaco Each High School – Olive Branch

1st Place – $1,500:  Javier Aguirre, Joe Elizardi, and Rogelio Rivera from Brownsville ISD, Hanna Early College High School – JRJ Design

JRJ Designs

2nd Place – $1,000: Cesar Suarez from Brownsville ISD, CTE/Veterans Memorial High School – RoboCentral

3rd Place – $750: Ruben Espinoza and Raymond Tello from Weslaco East High School – Level Up Gaming Center

4th Place – $500: Tristian Quintero, Victoria Cruz, and Andy Villanueva from Weslaco Each High School – Olive Branch

The Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Partners

Our achievements have been made possible thanks to the many partners we have worked with over the last 30 years. Together, we have worked on programs in the Rio Grande Valley to make sure thousands of kids and their families can have a better everyday life and a brighter future.

Looking forward, we want to thank our partners who have been part of this journey so far.

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