Meet our Founders

This is the team that started Junior Enterprise USA in 2016. With a lot of resiliency, passion and determination, they were able to finally spark the beginning of the JE movement in the US. We value our history, and because of that we will be always grateful to our incredibly talented and hard-working founders. Check out their profiles below.


Picture taken at the 2017 JADE Spring Conference held in Brussels, Belgium, the most prestigious Junior Enterprise Conference in the world. From left to right: Renan, Bruna, Vitor and Adriana.

More about the founders

Vitor Valentim

President '16-'17

B.S. Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Business Administration, UC San Diego '17

Renan Passador

Vice-President of Network Expansion '16-'17

B.S. Business, with a Major in Finance and a Minor in Marketing, USF '17 Executive Certificates in Applied Corporate Finance and Advanced Valuation, NYU Stern School of Business '18

Adriana Guetter

Vice-President of Business Development '16-'17

Biomedical Engineering & Business, UC San Diego '20

Bruna Correa

Vice-President of External Relations '16-'17

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech '19

B.A. Economics & Mathematics, Emory University '19

Eduardo Sanchez

Vice-President of Network Development '16-'17

Law Degree, University of Brasilia (UnB) '19