Betty Bedregal: Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
Betty Bedregal was the recipient of AnewAmerica's Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award at our annual Microbusiness Expo and Celebration on August 29th.
Originally from Peru, Betty immigrated to the U.S. to find better and safer opportunities for her family. Betty first joined AnewAmerica’s program in 2012, and with the support of AnewAmerica, she and her family opened Betty’s Butterflies Day Care, a bilingual, multicultural, and green day care in Mountain View.
Through her daycare business, Betty implemented two innovative programs – AnewAmerica’s Healthy Roots and Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” programs. With the AnewAmerica Healthy Roots Program, children learn and become aware of the importance of organic, sustainable, and edible gardening, and balanced nutrition. With Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” program, Betty’s Butterflies Daycare coordinates activities including neighborhood walks, holiday events, and nutritious family potlucks to invite families from their community to be healthy together.
In October 2012, Betty was recognized as a Top 7 Business Model Finalist in the Santa Clara County StartUp Cup Business Model Competition. In May 2013, she received a public nomination and was invited to attend as an audience member for the Champions of Change Ceremony for Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Innovators at the White House. Betty is committed to helping families in her community live happy and healthy lives. She is a role model and inspiration to others.
Learn more about Betty’s Butterflies Daycare Preschool and Afterschool at www.bettysbutterflies.com.