NFTE Entrepreneurship 1: Business Ideation and Crafting the Pitch


This intermediate entrepreneurship course teaches the entrepreneurial mindset (e.g., innovation, self-reliance, comfort with risk) alongside traditional startup skills (e.g., market research, supply and demand, expense management). Students create original business plans, either individually or with a partner, and pitch in a competition series for the chance to earn investment and prizes. Upon completion, students can take the Certiport Basic Entrepreneurship and Small Business exam which is aligned to the Common Career Technical Core and National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education.

Program Details

  • Course Requirements and Recommendations
  • NFTE Career-Readiness Measures and Certification
  • Student Pitch Competition
  • Volunteer Support
  • NFTE’s Entrepreneurial Teacher Corps: Professional Development and Benefits
  • Units of Learning
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