The power of entrepreneurship education can change young people’s lives in your community. NFTE’s programs activate the entrepreneurial mindset, uniquely preparing students for careers in the innovation economy.
NFTE focuses our resources on serving under-resourced communities, with our programs geared towards middle-school and high-school students. Members of NFTE’s Entrepreneurial Teacher Corps use project-based activities and blended learning to make daily life in the classroom an experience students never forget.
When Jasmine completed her NFTE BizCamp and pitched her first business, she didn’t place first, second, or third in her camp’s competition. What she won was more valuable—confidence in her ability to start a new enterprise. Applying what she learned, Jasmine launched Eden Bodyworks, whose products now live at your local Walmart, Walgreens, and other leading retailers. Jasmine also had a passion for technology—so she studied engineering in college and graduate school, worked for Microsoft, and now works in robotics while overseeing her company.
Joshua Fajardo and Eddy Giron
NFTE Class of 2013
Toothpaste for children, designed to change color after two minutes
Evin Floyd Robinson
With the help of his NFTE class, Evin launched his first business at the age of 16 with less than $100 in savings. Evin went on to apply his entrepreneurial mindset at Syracuse University, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees. While a technology consultant, Evin learned that only 1% of NYC public-school students learn about computing or information systems. In response, he co-founded New York On Tech (NYOT), creating pathways for under-represented students into tech degrees and careers. Evin also serves as an adviser to early stage technology, education, and social impact organizations.
NFTE Class of 2016
A web comic book series featuring diverse heroes, designed to inspire kids from different backgrounds and with different abilities
While in high school, Kyle helped found three businesses featured on prominent news sources, helping him become the first in his family to attend college. As a student at Stanford University and a member of the school’s accelerator program, Kyle started his current business, Pixlee: a social marketing campaign platform for collecting, curating, and displaying photos. Pixlee clients include The North Face, 1-800-Flowers, and approximately a quarter of NFL teams. Kyle is also a Forbes.com contributor, covering digital media and entrepreneurship.
NFTE Class of 2015
A light-up cane inspired by Rodney's grandmother, who now has difficulty seeing at night