AboutBaltimore/Washington Metro

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Baltimore / Washington Metro office provides schools and partners in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. Last year alone, NFTE launched nearly 2,000 Baltimore / Washington Metro students on their entrepreneurial journey, through in-school and summer programming.

World Series of Innovation

A global, online experience where students create business solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals


A digital experience introducing students to entrepreneurship through the process of building a virtual food truck business

Exploring Careers

An award-winning course, focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as well as creating and pitching an original business plan

In School
Startup Tech

A blended tech-entrepreneurship course where students create an app and corresponding business plans

In School
Entrepreneurship 1

An award-winning course, focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as well as creating and pitching an original business plan.

In School

Entrepreneurship 1, delivered as a multi-week learning experience

Out of School
Entrepreneurship 2

An advanced course that deepens the entrepreneurial mindset and centers on business model validation, product development, and marketing

In School
Startup Summer

Entrepreneurship 2, delivered as a 16-week learning experience

Out Of School

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Baltimore / Washington Metro Schools

NFTE works with committed teachers, schools, and partners in under-resourced communities to activate the entrepreneurial mindset in young people. If you are in the Baltimore / Washington Metro area and would like to know more, contact SteveL@nfte.com.

Regional Advisory Board

Rene Salas
David Cahn
Whiteford Taylor & Preston L.L.P.
Eric Abel
ValStone Partners LLC
Chris Arabia
TD Bank
Steven Canaras
Alka Dhillon
Technalink, Inc.
Dean Di Mattia
The CFO Advisory
Dr. Annette Donawa
Johns Hopkins
Tucker Foote
Dawn Gayapersad, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Technology Link LLC
Keenen Geter
Young Men with POWER
Chante Goodwin
Your Way IT Solutions
Davon Kelly
Novad Consulting
Micheal Lustbader
Arlington Capital Partners
Brian Meritt
Hassan Murphy
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
Al Person
SunTrust Bank
Bryan Pynchon
Capital One
Ron Shelley
Urban Education Specialist
Ryan Swann
Michael Thomas
Baltimore City Community College
Frank van Vliet
University of Baltimore

Baltimore/Washington Staff

Darlene Ajayi
Manager, Programs
Amir Alhambra
Lead Program Associate
Nakeia Jones
Lead Program Associate
Steve Legacy
Director, Programs
Analeigh Smith
Development Director