Join Us in Celebrating the 2018 Young Entrepreneurs and Enterprising Educators

NFTE is preparing to host 45 special guests from around the world at the 2018 Global Showcase in New York City next month. We’ll be honoring all NFTE students, teachers and volunteers at the Global Showcase and recognizing the special achievements of 19 veteran educators from who’ve demonstrated excellence in teaching entrepreneurship and 26 young innovators—both current NFTE students and young NFTE alums—who’ve demonstrated excellence in learning and dedication to entrepreneurial pursuits.

More than 400 global leaders from business, government, education, and philanthropy will be in attendance at the March 22nd event, which is presented by Mastercard. In total, nine nations will be represented, including Belgium, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Singapore, and the United States.

If you’re in the area, consider joining us for the gala evening at Cipriani 25 Broadway and be there to applaud the 19 teachers who’ve been named 2018 Enterprising Educators and the 26 innovators who’ve been named 2018 Young Entrepreneurs. The Young Entrepreneurs will also be awarded small grants to help them to expand their startups or further their educational goals. Honorees will also be exhibitors so you’ll have an opportunity to explore the businesses of the entrepreneurs and educators being recognized.

Reserve your seats now!


2018 Young Entrepreneurs

Lecha Guy – NFTE Baltimore

Mathew Galvez – NFTE Bay Area

Natalie Nieves – NFTE Chicago Metro

Jose Rubio – NFTE Los Angeles Metro

Olivia Nguyen – NFTE New England

Clifton Jackson, III – NFTE North Texas

Cheyenne Sookoo – NFTE New York Metro

Donovan Williams – NFTE Philadelphia Metro

Cindy Aoun – NFTE South Florida

Destiny Davis – NFTE St. Louis Metro

Arti Shala – NFTE Washington Metro

Mike Hondeghem – YouthStart (Belgium)

Yang Wang – Be Better (China)

Henning Hünerbein – NFTE Deutschland (Germany)

Anika Pundir and Elin Derketta – The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (India)

Thomas Curtin and Dylan Molony – Foroige (Ireland)

Yaakov Revivo and Israel Mangistu – Ashalim (Israel)

Valeria Coronado Cruz and Nadia Garcia Lopez – Fundación E (Mexico)

Darirah Binte Mohd Fadzil – Halogen Foundation (Singapore)


2018 Recipient Daniel Treanor Award

Maricruz Contreras – NFTE Philadelphia Metro


2018 Enterprising Educators

Deneen McDonald of Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School – NFTE Baltimore

Christina Charlton of Arroyo High School- NFTE Bay Area

Bernadette Medina of Aspira Business and Finance High School- NFTE Chicago Metro

Lester Vasquez of Florence Nightingale Middle School/Business Entrepreneurship and Technology Magnet School – NFTE Los Angeles Metro

Debra Buckley of Malden High School – NFTE New England

Danice Ferguson of W.T. White High School – NFTE North Texas

Angela Kowalsky of University Neighborhood High School – NFTE New York Metro

Valaida Doyle-Smith of Woodrow Wilson High School – NFTE Philadelphia Metro

Michael Brennan of Nova Middle School – NFTE South Florida

Obinno Coley of Normandy High School – NFTE St. Louis Metro

Lonell Johnson of Maya Angelou Public Charter School – NFTE Washington Metro

Lydie Amici – YouthStart (Belgium)

Juan Du of Yantai Economic School – Be Better (China)

Carola Ehret of Joseph-DuMont Berufskolleg – NFTE Deutschland (Germany)

Manpreet Kaur of Tagore International School – The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (India)

Donal Enright of Desmond College – Foroige (Ireland)

Salit Inbar of Miftan Tel-Aviv – Ashalim (Israel)

Daniela Delgadillo Romero – Fundación E (Mexico)

Muhammad Shahrom Bin Asmani of Holy Innocents’ High School – Halogen Foundation (Singapore)