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.
Get motivated by your passions and make the most of your dreams. NFTE Bay Area Advisory Board Member John Chisholm has an entrepreneurial mindset, and in this TEDxUFM presentation he’s helping you realize how to realize yours.
If you’re drawn to the idea of not having to report to anyone, setting your own goals and hand-picking your co-workers, you may be interested in becoming an entrepreneur. Starting your own company can be highly rewarding, but a successful business requires much more than a good idea.
It calls for thorough professional know-how, which means you’ll have to know about every aspect of starting and running a business. You’ll also have to lean on your financial literacy in order to make your business profitable.
Michael Chow and David Bettner, then of Zynga with Friends, headlined a panel discussion on entrepreneurship at NFTE Bay Area’s Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Michael and David are best known for inventing and releasing Words with Friends, which topped 60 million downloads.
Sana Shah participated in NFTE's World Series of Innovation, and her team went on to win their category. The following is a short summary of how NFTE's programs are inspiring students to engage with their school work and innovate.
What apps have you designed? 28 Students in NFTE’s New York Metro NYC Generation Tech program just completed the inaugural program to design and build a usable app. The winning app, selected by a team of judges, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, is SkooBrik.