Launch the Next Generation of Diverse Entrepreneurs

When students from under-resourced communities develop the entrepreneurial mindset, it prepares them to be career-ready for life. By working with NFTE in a mutually beneficial relationship, partners have the opportunity to fuel a future full of diverse, entrepreneurial leaders; empower their employees with rich volunteer experiences; and develop the future workforce.

Ways to Partner with NFTE

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program

The Aspiring Entrepreneurs Program encompasses NFTE’s full pathway of programs held during in-school and out-of-school time and is designed to inspire students to pursue their dreams for future careers and small business startup. Through AEP, students develop an original business plan for companies that can be launched in their own community. Support for AEP enables NFTE to sustain and grow the number of students we serve each year and provides for core program implementation costs.

World Series of Innovation

NFTE’s World Series of Innovation (WSI) is an online global educational competition. Socially responsive companies create challenges for young people to tackle, aligned to one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sponsorship of WSI is an investment in meaningful global visibility and underwrites the direct program costs. The program showcases NFTE and the sponsors’ ability to reach youth and inspire them to solve pressing social issues around the world, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and build their networks through engagement with coaches that support ideation.

Customer and Employee Engagement

NFTE’s Fuel a Future cause marketing campaign engages corporate employees and customers in advancing our mission. NFTE works with participating partners to design a custom, turnkey campaign that meets partner needs and maximizes the relevancy of key time frames like seasonal push periods, themed months, corporate day or month of service, or special events. Funds can be raised through point of purchase campaigns, matching gifts, or employee engagement. Each $500 raised means one more student has the opportunity to develop the entrepreneurial mindset. 

Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards Gala

The annual Entrepreneurial Spirit Awards Gala is an exciting star-studded event celebrating prominent entrepreneurs as well as NFTE supporters, board members, and alumni. NFTE provides table sponsors with visibility opportunities based on their giving levels in event printed and digital collateral as well as in press releases, media coverage and social media efforts surrounding the event. A table of $10,000 supports 30 more aspiring young entrepreneurs.