AboutPhiladelphia Metro

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Philadelphia Metro office provides schools and partners across the Delaware Valley the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. Last year alone, NFTE launched nearly 900 Philadelphia Metro students on their entrepreneurial journey, through in-school and summer programming.

World Series of Innovation

A global, online experience where students create business solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Modular
Venture

A digital experience introducing students to entrepreneurship through the process of building a virtual food truck business

Modular
Exploring Careers

An award-winning course, focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as well as creating and pitching an original business plan

In School
Startup Tech

A blended tech-entrepreneurship course where students create an app and corresponding business plans

In School
Entrepreneurship 1

An award-winning course, focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as well as creating and pitching an original business plan.

In School
BizCamp™

Entrepreneurship 1, delivered as a multi-week learning experience

Out of School
Entrepreneurship 2

An advanced course that deepens the entrepreneurial mindset and centers on business model validation, product development, and marketing

In School
Startup Summer

Entrepreneurship 2, delivered as a 16-week learning experience

Out Of School

News & Events

Philadelphia Metro Schools

NFTE works with committed teachers, schools, and partners in under-resourced communities to activate the entrepreneurial mindset in young people. If you are in the Philadelphia Metro area and would like to know more, contact TedT@nfte.com.

Regional Advisory Board

Doug Alexander
Co-Chair
Actua
Kevin Wolfgang
Vice Chair
Evergreen Apartment Group
Philip P. Jaurigue
Sabre Systems, Inc.
Andrew Jordan
EY
Andrew Kaplan
Deutsche Bank
Leslie E. Mitts
Education Design Studio Inc.
Teressa Moore Griffin
Spirit of Purpose
Milan Patel
ACS International Resources Inc.
Brian Paule
The Galman Group
Chuck Sacco
Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, Drexel University
Arlen Shenkman
SAP
Sally Solis-Cohen
BI Worldwide
Alexis Wolfson
Connor Strong & Buckelew

Philadelphia Metro Staff

Tess Gardephe
Senior Manager, Programs
Anne McGuirk
Program Manager