AboutChicago Metro

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Chicago Metro office provides schools and partners across the region the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. Last year alone, NFTE launched 1,200+ Chicago Metro 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

Chicago 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 Chicago Metro area and would like to know more, contact ScottN@nfte.com.

Regional Advisory Board

Chad Kreindler
Chair
Blackboard
Nirav Amin
Vice Chair
Tide Spin
David Habiger
Pritzker Group Venture Capital
Bob Logan
K12 Solutions
George Mansour
Price Waterhouse Cooper
Fabian Romo
Found INC

Chicago Staff

Jennifer Grandberry
Development Director
Natasha Hamilton
Senior Program Associate
Scott Nasatir
Senior Director, Programs
Alexandra Terrana
Manager, Programs