Attending NFTE events is a great way to meet students and teachers, network with other entrepreneurs and business executives, and lend support to our work.

Baltimore Area Events:

Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
SEMI-FINALS: Saturday, May 21, 2016

FINALS: Saturday, June 11, 2016


DC Area Events:

Start It Up Morning
Interested in learning more about how you or your company can support NFTE and our students? Join us for one of our monthly Start It Up Morning events held the first Wednesday of each month from 9:30 - 11 am. Guests at Start It Up Morning will learn more about the NFTE mission and impact both here in the DC Region and across the globe. For those interested in volunteering with NFTE we will also provide more information about the ways that you can get involved with our students both in the classroom and out. To register for Start It Up Morning contact Johnetta Hardy at

Ignite Opportunity Gala
A great time was had by all at the 17th annual NFTE DC Region Gala as we recognize the accomplishments of our teachers, young entrepreneurs and the power of entrepreneurship to change lives.
Honorees: Jim Bankoff, CEO & Chairman, VOX Media ;  Andre McCain, Founder, HalfSmoke LLC, NFTE Class of 2003.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building
For tickets or sponsorhship information, click here.

Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
All year, NFTE students have been writing and preparing their business plans for their companies. Join us as the top middle and high schools students from each school compete before a prestigious panel of judges and an audience of over 100 top industry and educational leaders. These students have each completed NFTE’s entrepreneurship curriculum and will be competing for seed capital investment prizes.

Regional Semi-Final Competition– Tuesday, May 10th (location TBC)

Regional Final Competition– Thursday, May 19th at Hogan Lovells

Coaching nights will be held in advance of the Semi-Final and Final Competitions. Sign up today to help students perfect their presentation or to serve as a judge for an in-class competition.

  • In Class Competitions will be held at the end of April and early May
  • Semi-Final Coaching Night – TBD
  • Finals Coaching Night – TBD 

Interested in joining us as a guest or finding out more about the Competitions? Please contact Johnetta Hardy at or 202.467.6383.