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JUAN DE LASCURAIN

Juan de Lascurain was born in Mexico City in 1971. He grew up in Monterrey, Mexico where he lived until he moved to the USA at the age of 17. His father infl uenced him to start playing tennis as a young boy and his mom always told him that he had a purpose for being here and that « All things were possible ».

At the age of 17 he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend Oral Roberts University. He didn´t have the money to pay for school but he started attending classes without being enrolled. Eventually he received a loan, grant and a tennis scholarship. He graduated in 1994 with a degree in International business.

That same year a good friend of his invited him to compete in a triathlon, after the event they both decided that they were going to travel around the world competing. He started working for a collections company and two months into the job the owner decided to sponsor him. For four years he traveled the world competing in some of the biggest races including the 1999 Hawaï ironman World Championships.

In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles and started coaching tennis in Beverly Hills; teaching infl uential people from the world of Hollywood. It was then that he started feeling the desire to get into the entertainment world to make a difference. In 2004, a businessman approached him and offered him air-time in a local non-profit TV network. With no budget and no prior experience Juan started producing and hosting the Vida Youth /Dream Big tv show. The show aired for 5 years reaching 23 Spanish speaking countries.

Juan has interviewed many celebrities, entertainers and politicians from around the world. He has covered some of the biggest events including the American Music Awards, Golden Globes, NBA, PGA, NFL, New York fashion week and many others.

In 2009 a lady saw some doodles of his in a napkin and asked him if he was an artist, his reply was a « no ». She encouraged him to start painting and told him to buy canvas and acrylic paint. The rest is history, with over 5,000 graphic designs all created on the i-phone; it is the fi rst brand of products where all of the designs have been created on the i-phone.

His products are already in most major retailers throughout Mexico, Central America and now starting in the US. Some of the products include, back to school, personal care, home decor and many others. He also has his line of original pieces that are being exhibited in galleries in Mexico City, at the Diego Rivera museum and other art exhibits around the world.

Juan has experienced many obstacles, no one paid him for the fi ve years that he produced the show, many people told him that he was crazy for continuing, he e ded up without a house, no car and $. 25 cents in his pocket but his faith, vision, determination and purpose to help other people is the reason why things are flourishing.

His past jobs, debt collector, construction worker, tennis coach, sales rep at apple, tv host, speaker, designer and artist.

Juan de Lascurain is a visionary, dreamer, believer and most important he can prove to you that all things are possible ! His favorite quote, it doesn’t matter where you come from, or how much money you might have. If you have Faith; a Dream and you Work Hard; you can accomplish anything.

Juan de Lascurain

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