About the NFTE DC Region Ignite Opportunity Gala
NFTE’s annual gala celebrated the power of entrepreneurship education and paid tribute to some of our region’s most successful entrepreneurs. It was a fun and inspiring evening, showcasing NFTE’s top young entrepreneurs as they sold their products and services and shared their stories with guests.
This year’s Gala honored:
* Jim Bankoff, CEO & Chairman, VOX Media, Inc.
* Andre McCain, Founder, HalfSmoke LLC, our 'locally grown' entrepreneur
* NFTE DC Region’s top young entrepreneurs
– The crowd favorite Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase where guests buy products and services from our young entrepreneurs and hear them pitch their businesses;
– Increased time to network and mingle with the region’s influential business, government, education, and philanthropic leaders;
– Cocktail reception with delicious appetizers and hearty hors d’oeuvres; and
– A brief dessert program recognizing the year’s honorees and the power of entrepreneurship to change lives.