Imagine a world with stronger, safer power lines made of spider silk; children with disabilities receiving the tools to succeed; and no chemicals in your affordable soap. This is the world that we glimpsed at NFTE’s 30th anniversary Global Showcase, where top NFTE alumni put their businesses on display.

These young entrepreneurs joined leading NFTE teachers and volunteers―and hundreds of event guests―in New York City to receive awards, exchange ideas, and hear from a panel of Forbes #30Under30 entrepreneurs which included two NFTE-alum #30Under30 honorees!

Special thanks to Mastercard, long-time NFTE partner and presenting partner of the Global Showcase.

For information about sponsoring a portion of the Showcase, contact


Award Winners


2017 Global Young Entrepreneurs
of the Year
2017 Global Enterprising Educators
of the Year
2017 Volunteerism
Award Winners

Video Gallery


Global Young Entrepreneurs
experience NYC

NFTE alumni Carlos Feitosa and Christina Dominguez speak with Roger Clark of NY1

#30Under30 Panel discusses their inspiration and challenges

    Link to come soon!

Photo Gallery

Chinese language

Jianhao Ping and Ruolin Zhu, NFTE alumni and business partners, speak about working in the ancient Chinese lacquer art form.


all photos (c) Margaret Fox Photography


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