The culminating event of the NFTE Entrepreneurship 1 and Entrepreneurship Essentials programs is the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, when student businesses from seven U.S. regions compete for seed capital to launch their business or pursue educational goals.

Who will be there?

Each regional final competition is judged by a panel of experts that includes business leaders and successful entrepreneurs who volunteer their time to support NFTE entrepreneurs. Join them and NFTE alumni, students, teachers and supporters to celebrate the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs and the transformative power of entrepreneurship education!


These events are free to attend, but register early to reserve a seat and receive updates. Dates and details are subject to change.

May 10

NFTE South Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

8:30 am – Arts District Mansion, Dallas, TX
Registration Opens Soon.

May 15

NFTE Southeast Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

12:00 pm – Idea Center at Miami Dade College, Miami, FL
Registration Opens Soon

May 23

NFTE West – NorCal Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

6:00 pm – SAP Labs, San Francisco, CA
Registration Opens Soon.

May 28

NFTE Midwest Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

6:00 pm – Venue West, Chicago, IL
Registration Opens Soon.

June 1

NFTE West – SoCal Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

10:00 am – LMU College of Business Administration, Los Angeles, CA
Registration Opens Soon.

June 12

NFTE Capital Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

6:00 pm – American University, Washington, DC
Registration Opens Soon.

June 18

NFTE Mid-Atlantic Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

6:00 pm – University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
Registration Opens Soon.