On Thursday, October 3, NFTE’s top 38 young entrepreneurs competed in at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (#NYEC) for a chance at $25,000 in cash and prizes. The finalists, who are all business plan competition winners from their respective regions, were required to develop and present original business plans as part of their entrepreneurial studies at school, based on NFTE's experiential curriculum.
Just this week the venerable publication The Economist shined a spotlight on the reality of the youth unemployment crisis. There are now estimated to be 290 million young people – 25% of all youth worldwide – who are not employed, pursing education or in a vocational training program. NFTE and entrepreneurship education are more vital than ever.
On November 8, the results of the 2012 Bright China Entrepreneurial Spirit Award (BESA) National Finals were announced in Beijing. The 15 outstanding competitors came from more than 100 alumni in 10 city level and provincial level semi half competitions from around China, including: Taizhou, Ningbo, Changchun, Shanghai, Changzhou, Yantai, Harbin, Kunshan, Fuzhou, Lianyungang, Huaian and Hong Kong.
NFTE is thrilled to join the Social Impact Exchange's S&I 100 list. The S&I 100 is the first-ever broad index of nonprofits with proof of their social impact. The S&I 100 includes organizations that deal with education, poverty, youth and health initiatives.
Today at 9:00 AM ET (Tuesday, November 27th) the Microsoft Giving Tuesday begins! This is your last chance to Double Your Impact and your gift to NFTE through the generosity of the people at Microsoft. Matches will be made up to $1,000 per donor, per project on the Give For Youth website, and funding is limited.
NFTE's Licensed Partners make a significant contribution to helping young people around the world discover the entrepreneurial mindset. We are beginning a new series of updates from NFTE's partner organizations to highlight the contributions these organizations, like Bright China Foundation, make to teaching the skills that required in a global society.
Life is short，do something meaningful...
From July to August, 2012, Bright China Foundation held 6 Biz camps in Yunnan
Some opportunities come once in a lifetime, and sometimes these never reoccurring experiences place fundamental ideas into our minds that cause the light bulb of life to “click” and an important issue to become clear. A moment such as this occurred to me while in San Francisco at the 2012 TechCrunch Conference.