Help us Fuel Futures

Annually, over 5,000 students across the Midwestern United States gain access to quality entrepreneurship education through an innovative curriculum, equipping them with the mindset necessary for success with the assistance of a highly trained corps of teachers.

Find NFTE Near You

Are you ready to empower young people to catch the entrepreneurial wave and ride it all the way to success?

NFTE Midwest, a regional office of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, is here to help you do just that! With programs across a 7-state territory, our dedicated team works with public and private sector partners to bring experiential, project-based learning to young people in our local communities. NFTE’s highly trained Entrepreneurial Teacher Corps and dedicated Volunteer Corps support and coach NFTE learners, who are motivated by opportunities to compete for scholarships and seed capital.

By investing in the future of underserved youth, we’re creating a more vibrant society and positively impacting the lives of our young neighbors. Contact us if you’re interested in bringing NFTE programming to your neighborhood.

The Road to Nationals

Our premiere annual event is the NFTE Midwest Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge finals, part of our region’s Youth Business Competition series. Our communities come together to celebrate amazing young entrepreneurs—as well as their teachers, school leaders and volunteer coaches who prioritize entrepreneurship education to launch the next generation of diverse entrepreneurial leaders. Attend this and other epic NFTE Midwest events to witness thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers in action. Watch as our region empowers young people by working alongside them on #TheRoadtoNationals. 

Midwest Team

Scott Nasatir

Executive Director, Midwest

Tiana Schlottman

Development Manager, Midwest

Lauren Patrick

Lead Program Associate, Midwest

Vanee Brown

Volunteer Programs Associate, Midwest and Southeast

Deandre Allen

Lead Program Associate, Midwest

Midwest Regional Advisory Board

Pramit Mehta, Chair

Partner, Assurance Services, EY

Mike Carpenter

Head of UX Design, Ureeka

Siddique Hameed

VP, Software Development Engineering, Mastercard

Carla Jackson

Head of Middle School/Director of Entrepreneurship, Emannuel Christian Academy

Mike Jortberg

Global Salesforce Practice Sales Director, Slalom

Chris Moore

Partner, EY

Venu Raghavan

VP Strategy & Development, Wasson Enterprise

Gary VonderHaar

CTO, Mastercard

Gary Weintraub

Director of Sales, Stasher

Brian Williams

Missouri Senator, 14th District, St. Louis County

Kevin Wilson

Executive Director, St. Louis Small Business Empowerment Center


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