Ideate, Innovate, Accelerate

Welcome to NFTE’s vibrant ecosystem of entrepreneurial support, tailored for both students and alumni. Here, we champion innovators at every phase of their journey—from initiating a startup to ultimately nurturing a flourishing enterprise. If you have completed a NFTE program, please register to join our alumni network today!

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Heart of our Mission

NFTE guides the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers through enriching student opportunities and exclusive alumni support services so they can launch or grow viable businesses or pursue other career pathways after graduation. Our learners embody NFTE’s mission to ignite the entrepreneurial mindset with unique learning experiences that empower students to own their futures.

NFTE connects with program alumni long after they complete their NFTE courses through our Alumni Network. Members have exclusive access to scholarships, internships, fellowships, free resources, and a help desk. NFTE offers continued professional development, as well as opportunities to network, earn certification, participate in events, pitch to potential investors, contribute as volunteers or partners, and access our incubator program. Alumni have even joined the NFTE team!

  • 70% of alumni write about their NFTE competition experience in college applications.
  • 96% of alumni said that engagement with NFTE volunteers was a valuable aspect of their NFTE experience.
  • More than 75% of alumni reported high or very high levels of career satisfaction (2021).
  • NFTE’s research team routinely conducts alumni surveys.
  • Alumni have exclusive access to scholarship programs through NFTE’s corporate partners, including the EY Youth Scholars recognized at EY Entrepreneur Of The Year galas around the country.
  • To elevate their visibility in the professional world, alumni are often invited to be guest speakers, serve on expert panels, and emcee high profile public events for NFTE.
  • NFTE’s learning opportunities don’t end after graduation. Alumni have the opportunity to apply for coaching sessions, attend free webinars, and join in panel events to continue to learn and be inspired.
  • When journalists write articles about entrepreneurship and education and turn to NFTE for people to interview, NFTE often reaches out to members of the Alumni Network.
  • Alumni Network members organize and attend local mixers and outings as a way to find friends in a new city and extend their professional network.

Ongoing Support


The NFTE experience comes full circle with a Founders Forum Pitch Competition and Investment Panel. The incubator supports entrepreneurs with viable or operational businesses who meet in weekly sessions and connect with potential investors.


The NFTE Fellows Internship is a paid summer experience that involves an alumni cohort in the development and implementation of NFTE’s summer programming. Promising young alumni get valuable work experience with professional development training.


You’re not alone! Students can register to join the NFTE Alumni Network community once they complete a NFTE pathway program (contact your region to learn more). Current alumni who have not yet joined the network should register here. Join the NFTE Alumni Group on LinkedIn.


The Alumni Corps Leadership Team (ACLT) is a professional development program designed for aspiring leaders within the NFTE alumni community who want to build their leadership capabilities, give back to current NFTE students and support NFTE’s vision.

Arnie Abram

Sr. Manager, National Postsecondary & Alumni Programs