Help Us Fuel Futures

Annually, NFTE Southeast activates the entrepreneurial mindset in 21,000 young people through unique learning experiences that empower all students to own their futures. In 2006, NFTE launched its programming in South Florida, which rapidly became the largest local youth entrepreneurship program in the country. Since 2006, NFTE Southeast has reached over 70,000 youths in the Southeast with our experiential learning programs.

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 Southeast, a regional office of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, is here to help you do just that! With programs across a 3-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 Southeast 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 Southeast events to witness thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers in action. Watch as our region empowers young people by working alongside them on #TheRoadtoNationals. 

Southeast Team

Chris Brignolle

Executive Director, Southeast

Careline Romain

Development Director, Southeast

Daniel Williams, II

Program Director, Southeast

Victor Martinez

Program Manager, Southeast

Jennifer Finnegan

Lead Program Associate, Southeast

Timothy Jean

Lead Program Associate, Southeast

Vanee Brown

Volunteer Programs Associate, Midwest and Southeast

Southeast Regional Advisory Board

Richard Jackson, Chair

Attorney, Greenspoon Marder LLP

Alan Alvarez

Director, Educational Program | Miami Bayside Foundation

Jordan Corredera

VP, Digital Commerce, Royal Caribbean Cruise LTD

Steve Davis

Partner, EY

Greg Diamond

Industry Advisor, Brightwood Capital

Jessie Dumont

SVP, Senior Product Manager | Bank of America

Anthony Hazen

Sr. Property Manager, Link Logistics Real Estate

Eileen Higgins

Commissioner, Miami-Dade County District 5

Paul Jaure

CEO & Founder, GolfBoost

Daniel McVay

Corporate Counsel, Intuit

Stewart Merkin

Attorney, Law Office of Stewart A. Merkin

Anthony Navarro

Private Banker, Wells Fargo Private Bank

Tori Pappas

Assistant Vice President, Brand Partnerships, EverBank

Cesar Ramos

Executive Financial Services Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management


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