Tune in to WNET’s MetroFocus this Friday, November 16, at 6:00pm (on Thirteen, NJTV or WLIW21) or watch online as journalist Jack Ford interviews NFTE alum Melonie Knight, winner of New York Metro’s 2018 Startup Summer Investment Panel. Knight teams up with NFTE board member David Chubak, Head of Global Retail Banking and Consumer Lending at Citigroup, to explain how NFTE programs help young people develop the entrepreneurial mindset.
Eighteen-year-old Knight, a graduate of Brooklyn High School of the Arts is currently attending NYU Steinhardt. She is the founder of Art2U, a family-friendly “paint and sip” event service. Art2U not only provides the guidance of a talented young artist, it also brings the event service right to you. Knight pitched Art2U at the Startup Summer Investment Panel last August, taking first place in the competition and securing $5,000 in seed capital for her business.