AboutBay Area

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Bay Area office provides schools and partners in the San Francisco, Oakland, and Silicon Valley regions the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. Last year alone, NFTE launched 1,700+ Bay Area students on their entrepreneurial journey, through in-school and summer programming.

World Series of Innovation

A global, online experience where students create business solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Modular
Venture

A digital experience introducing students to entrepreneurship through the process of building a virtual food truck business

Modular
Exploring Careers

An award-winning course, focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as well as creating and pitching an original business plan

In School
Startup Tech

A blended tech-entrepreneurship course where students create an app and corresponding business plans

In School
Entrepreneurship 1

An award-winning course, focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as well as creating and pitching an original business plan.

In School
BizCamp™

Entrepreneurship 1, delivered as a multi-week learning experience

Out of School
Entrepreneurship 2

An advanced course that deepens the entrepreneurial mindset and centers on business model validation, product development, and marketing

In School
Startup Summer

Entrepreneurship 2, delivered as a 16-week learning experience

Out of School

News & Events

Bay Area Metro Schools

NFTE works with committed teachers, schools, and partners in under-resourced communities to activate the entrepreneurial mindset in young people. If you are in the Bay Area and would like to know more, contact AlfredoM@nfte.com.

Regional Advisory Board

Joseph Muscat
Chair
EY
John Baer
Moody's Analytics
Bob Blee
Silicon Valley Bank
Chris Boyd
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Nick Franco
GSV Asset Management
Monika Hudson
University of San Francisco
Scott Johnson
Docker Inc.
Mollie Richardson
First Republic Bank
Dean Sivara
SAP
Jason Yotopolous
mach49

Bay Area Staff

Alfredo Mathew
Director, Programs
Michelle Kliszewski
Development Director
Joy Brown
Lead Development Associate
Dawn Fregosa
Manager, Programs
Christopher Howard
Lead Program Associate