NFTE Entrepreneurship 1: Business Ideation and Crafting the Pitch


This introductory entrepreneurship course teaches the entrepreneurial mindset (e.g., opportunity recognition, innovation, self-reliance, comfort with risk) alongside traditional business development skills (e.g., market research, competitive analysis, financial analysis, accounting). Students create original business plans, either individually or with a partner, and pitch in a series of competitive events for the chance to earn investment and prizes. This course is aligned to the Common Career Technical Core Standards for Business Management and Administration and the 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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