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June 8, 9, 10, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (CLOSED)

Grade in Fall of 2020: 8th Grade, 9th Grade,  10th Grade, 11th Grade,12th Grade

Calling all Young Global Entrepreneurs! Have you ever seen a problem in your community and wanted to solve it? Do you want to make a difference in the world and bring value to those in it? This hands-on camp is the perfect place for you!

Young Global Entrepreneurs is open to all high school students dreaming about making social impact & uplifting their communities through startups.

Open to ALL High School Students

The camp curriculum consists of three learning modules:

Day One

Introduction to Global Mindset

We Are All Creative

Thunderbird Presentation 

Day Two

Challenge Discussion

Panel: Student Life 101: A Conversation with Thunderbird Students

New Trends in Entrepreneurship

Day Three

Global Marketing with Professor John Zerio

Panel:  Taking Flight After Graduation: Starting Your Career After Graduation 

Closing Ceremony

Eva Vasquez

Expertise Areas : Global Entrepreneurship Family Business Franchising Mentorship International Business Social Entrepreneurship

Eva is the director of the global family business & entrepreneurship center for Thunderbird School of Global Management (a unit of Arizona State University Knowledge Enterprise) where she teaches global entrepreneurship at the undergraduate level. She has vast practice designing and managing entrepreneurial development programs for private and non-profit organizations. She is recognized for designing the first business accelerator in Puerto Rico and managing other initiatives that today are considered founding pillars of the Puerto Rico entrepreneurial ecosystem.

She started an academic career in 2013, co-leading the entrepreneurship curriculum redesign at Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and delivering courses in entrepreneurship, family business, franchising and international business.

In 2014, she started her own firm under the name of Vaulting Ventures and worked primarily designing executive education courses and startup accelerator programs to support new ventures development. Some of her customers included Empresas Fonalledas, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, and Bellagio General Contractor. In 2011 she was selected to be part of the first UCLA W-50 class, a program designed to equip our next generation of global women leaders for service as board directors. In 2011 she also completed the MIT Venture Mentoring Service Immersion Program. Ms. Vázquez is a Price - Babson Fellow in Entrepreneurship Education. Ms. Vázquez has also participated as judge in Startup Chile, Startup Peru and WeMENA startups accelerators. 

Ms. Vázquez is a Doctorate Candidate from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain) expecting to graduate in 2020. Her current research activities focus on startup accelerators and how these platforms’ learning components may be influencing their performance. She has a Master’s in Research Methodology in Management Science from IE Business School and a Master’s in International Business from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, obtaining a bachelor’s degree of Communications majoring in Advertising achieving the highest GPA of her class.

She is a former member of the Track and Field Puerto Rico National Team and holds the Central American female pole-vaulting record of 1997.

Free Registration to the Arizona Social Impact Business Challenge

Due to a shared passion for entrepreneurship and innovation, the Thunderbird Global Entrepreneur Camp partnered with the Arizona Impact Business Challenge, to give our campers a free registration to this first Social Business Competition for high school students in Arizona.

The Arizona Social Impact Business Challenge is possible thanks to the Zuckerberg Institute, Microsoft Alumni Network, Phoenix Ivy Council, and 33 North Partners.

This is not an event organized by Arizona State University or Thunderbird School of Global Management, so participation is strictly voluntarily and by no means required to register and participate in the Summer Camp.

Students who are interested can join or learn more about the Arizona Impact Business Challenge by visiting the following website:

Please use the code: AZSIBCTHUNDERBIRD to get the 100% discount on the registration fee.



Registration Deadline: CLOSED

When:  June 8, 9, 10, 2020

Where: Online

Eligibilty: Grade in Fall 2020: 8th Grade, 9th grade, 10th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade

Cost:  $100

For program inquiries, contact: or 602-543-6695