Success Starts Here
The Best Preparation for the
The Best Preparation for the
Youth are not prepared to seize the opportunities of the 21st century.
71 million youth are unemployed.
1 in 3 U.S. employers seeks entrepreneurial experience in its hires.
New businesses account for nearly all net new job creation and almost 20% of gross job creation.
Entrepreneurs age 20-34 have been on the decline, down from 34.3% of all new entrepreneurs in the 1997 Kauffman Index to 25% in the 2016 index.
Success starts here. Teaching entrepreneurship changes mindsets, changes lives, changes the world. We must equip young people with an innovator’s eye and a founder’s grit–the skills to excel in an innovation economy. And with economists predicting the jobs of tomorrow don’t even exist today, entrepreneurial skills are skills for life.
Data demonstrates that NFTE students succeed academically, in their careers, and as founders.
86% of NFTE alumni are either employed or furthering their education.
80% of NFTE alumni are in college or have graduated college.
1 in 4 NFTE alumni have started at least one business post-NFTE.
NFTE alumni earn 50% more than their peers.
When Jasmine completed her NFTE BizCamp and pitched her first business, she didn’t place first, second, or third in her camp’s competition. What she won was more valuable—confidence in her ability to start a new enterprise. Applying what she learned, Jasmine launched Eden Bodyworks, whose products now live at your local Walmart, Walgreens, and other leading retailers. Jasmine also had a passion for technology—so she studied engineering in college and graduate school, worked for Microsoft, and now works in robotics while overseeing her company.
Toothpaste for children, designed to change color after two minutes
With the help of his NFTE class, Evin launched his first business at the age of 16 with less than $100 in savings. Evin went on to apply his entrepreneurial mindset at Syracuse University, earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees. While a technology consultant, Evin learned that only 1% of NYC public-school students learn about computing or information systems. In response, he co-founded New York On Tech (NYOT), creating pathways for under-represented students into tech degrees and careers. Evin also serves as an adviser to early stage technology, education, and social impact organizations.
A web comic book series featuring diverse heroes, designed to inspire kids from different backgrounds and with different abilities
While in high school, Kyle helped found three businesses featured on prominent news sources, helping him become the first in his family to attend college. As a student at Stanford University and a member of the school’s accelerator program, Kyle started his current business, Pixlee: a social marketing campaign platform for collecting, curating, and displaying photos. Pixlee clients include The North Face, 1-800-Flowers, and approximately a quarter of NFL teams. Kyle is also a Forbes.com contributor, covering digital media and entrepreneurship.
A light-up cane inspired by Rodney's grandmother, who now has difficulty seeing at night
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