During today’s White House Science Fair, President Obama recognized the work of NFTE and of Hayley Hoverter, winner of the 2011 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, presented by MasterCard Worldwide.
Hayley Hoverter, NFTE’s 2011 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge winner, will participate in the White House Science Fair tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7. Sweet (dis)SOLVE , Hayley’s creation, is a beverage sweetener made from organic sugar wrapped, not in paper, but in a soluble organic starch that melts into your drink without adding calories, odor or taste.
Joe Muscat, Partner & Strategic Growth Markets Leader, Ernst & Young, and NFTE Bay Area Regional Advisory Board member discusses here the importance of awards programs, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Ten hardworking NFTE South Florida students and their teacher met Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on January 26. Secretary Duncan honored the Miami Edison Senior High School students for winning NFTE’s World Series of Innovation with their businesses E*Prideand 300 Calories or Less.
As some of you know already, for the past two weeks we've been hosting our online voting piece for the World Series of Innovation as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, and well it's that time folks. We are so proud to announce the winners of the 2011 World Series of Innovation presented by Microsoft and the fantastic ideas that they have created! Here are the winners for each category:
In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship is proud to announce the World Series of Innovation, presented by Microsoft! Between now and November 18th we’re giving 18 teams of students the chance to pitch their own innovative business ideas to the public online.
Written by Hayley Hoverter, NFTE Alum and CEO of Sweet (dis)SOLVE
For all of the participants, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s 2011 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge was all that it was hyped up to be—and much more. The event is perhaps a young entrepreneur’s dream: to be accompanied by a melting pot of the country’s best, most intelligent teenage business owners and to be able to get inspired by a plethora of passionate and esteemed judges . As intense as the competition was, with the stakes being so high, the environment remained positive, and everyone was encouraged every step of the way.
This year’s NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge was truly one we will not soon forget. It was an exciting afternoon with loud cheers and celebrations when announcements were made about each advancing round. And as we gathered for the evening’s finals you could tell that everyone was on the edge of their seats as each presentation was delivered. Now if you were unfortunately unable to attend this year’s national challenge then not to worry because we have it all captured here for you to watch.
Written by Brent Freeman, Founder and CEO of Roozt.com
What I need you to do is to close your eyes and think back to when you were 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. Go ahead, think of something you did that year that you were proud of, excited about, or thought was going to affect your life forever. (Seriously, go ahead, I’ll wait…)
Written by Harsh Bhargava, President of I Create Inc
This year at the 5th National Business Plan Competition conducted by I Create (NFTE India) we witnessed a historical moment when Montu Shah took the stage. Montu Shah gave a stunning presentation of his business plan to manufacture individually designed and painted t-shirts. The truly remarkable part about this presentation was that he did it all in sign language. With the aid of an interpreter and his PowerPoint slideshow, Montu explains how the shirts would be individually designed and painted by the other hearing and speech challenged students in his school. His business would provide them with a way to earn some greatly needed pocket money, and he will be able to keep his unique business going.