Three Takeaways on Managing a Work/Life Balance with Entrepreneurial Spirit from Mi Padrino’s Kim Gamez

Kathleen Achtenberg

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

What began as a napkin-sketch idea to lighten the load for working families planning to celebrate age-old Hispanic traditions, quickly developed into a network of distinguished vendors and party planners for Latinos across the globe.

Kim Gamez, CEO and founder of Mi Padrino®, saw a need in the Latino community for event planning services and developed a one-click solution. Curating timeless memories with event planning and crowd gifting for the underserved Hispanic community, Mi Padrino provides a platform to not only ease the pain of party planning but do so at an affordable cost.

Supported by resources provided by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Entrepreneurship & Innovation initiative and a Desai Accelerator Best Pitch award winner, Mi Padrino's expansion reflects the growing need for minority-focused startups and funding across the state of Michigan. With a goal to constantly inspire, relieve and connect a community from coast to coast, Mi Padrino has grown to be a leader in the event planning industry.

In the following videos, Kim shares three takeaways to help aspiring entrepreneurs in planning and practicing business pitches to managing a work/life balance to modeling entrepreneurial spirit and values to family.

Want to hear more about Kim's experiences as an entrepreneur? Listen to her appearance on "Small Talk with Mark S. Lee" below. Kim's interview begins at 15:19.

If you’ve got a high-tech start-up idea you’d like to explore further and don’t know where to start, contact the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation Initiative at 888-522-0103 or visit

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