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FOCUS MUJERES EMPRENDEDORAS is a 12-week program developed by CISNEROS for Venezuelan women entrepreneurs based in South Florida, looking to validate the scalability of their early-stage ventures. The program was developed in collaboration with the Idea Center at Miami Dade College, and is delivered in English to strengthen the communication skills of its participants and facilitate their insertion into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Venprendedoras, a global community of Venezuelan women entrepreneurs, was co-created by an alumna from the first FOCUS cohort, and in 2022 joined CISNEROS as the implementing partner for  the program.

During the program participants will embrace a bold entrepreneurial mindset while going
through three phases:

Understanding the problem/customer

Understanding the problem/customer

Discovering their business models

Discovering their business models

Testing hypotheses of their ventures

Testing hypotheses of their ventures



Leverage different methodologies, including Lean Startup, Design Thinking and Business Model Canvas

Identify and evaluate assumptios

Ask the right questions

Discover new insights

Run experiments to validate your findings

Embrace risk and failure as learning tools

Find product – market fit


Classes presented by business instructors and experts

Connection to mentors

Support from a network of entrepreneurs

Access to the FOCUS community that gathers participants that successfully completed the program and offers monthly netwoking events, news, tips, resources and workshop.



  • Residents based in South Florida
  • Venezuelan women
  • Bilingual: English-Spanish
  • Proficiency in computing systems
    and technical applications


  • An existing idea or early-stage venture
  • Monthly sales of less than $5,000
  • Availability of $500 to be applied to their
    ventures as the program progresses

Length: 12 Weeks

Start Date: August 31, 2022

End Date: November 16, 22

Requirements: Early-stage Entrepreneurs

Apply by: August 20, 2022

Schedule: Wednesdays: 8:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Cost: $250 donation to support low-income women entrepreneurs in Venezuela

Format: In Person

Venture Café, 1951 NW 7th Ave Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136

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