Congratulations to the 2013 Youth Entrepreneurship Participants

The Financial Education Week’s
International Youth Entrepreneurship Competition
at Alliant International University
in San Diego

These eager and willing students have big dreams and want to become our future leaders and successful business owners. University professors from Alliant will teach 18 hours of entrepreneurship classes covering everything from social media to accounting.
Special guest speakers such as Martha Mendez from Union Bank, Iliana Aguilar from Wells Fargo, Eddie Landeros from CDC Small Business Finance and Valery Belloso from ACCION San Diego will share their knowledge.
These ten honorary judges will select this year’s three best business plan presentations to award students a scholarship.

Gabriel Reyes | Business Advisor | Center for International Trade Development
Valery Belloso | ACCION San Diego | Business Development Officer
Maria (Socorro Velarde) Kachadoorian | City of Chula Vista | Finance Director/Treasurer
Ernesto Arredondo | Wells Fargo Bank | Regional President
Luisa McCarthy | Director | La Vista Memorial Park
Zulema Maldonado | Board Chamber of Commerce Chula Vista and Realtor
Miguel Angel Ma | Owner | the Steakhouse on Broadway
Andy Carey | Executive Director | US Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership
Josie Calderon | CEO | JLC Consultant Services and MABPA
Juan Carlos Lopez | Owner | Rincón del Mar Restaurants

31 honor students
8 county high schools
5 university professors
1 week of :



Brandon Plascencia
Alfredo Mendez
Bethany Shedrick
Stefanie Tellez
Irma Rodriguez
Aaron Vongsa
Alfredo Perez
Bernie Reyes
Christina Guerrero
David Peña
Deon Standridge
Jessica Vargas
Jesus Rocha
Jonabella Gacusan
Jose Diaz
Lauren Benites
Maira Crespo
Marissa Ramos
Martin Tejeda
Maverick Sison
Nallely Aceves
Orlando Chairez
Pedro Aleman
Roberto Ortiz
Rosina Baltazar
Shashu Mesfin
Tracy Yang
Vivian Gomez
Ytzayana Comorlinga
Alexia Robledo
Ana Elias

“These young entrepreneurs will take part of a university mini course to help them understand their strengths and fortify their dreams for making a better life.”

Miguel Vasquez, Chairman of the California Foundation Fund

Inspiring Future Leaders

Special thanks to our Title Sponsor, Wells Fargo Bank.
Any part of this article may be used freely with the condition that the California Foundation Fund be credited.