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AboutNFTE Bay Area
Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Bay Area program office provides schools and partners throughout the San Francisco, Oakland, and Silicon Valley regions the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. NFTE has launched thousands of Bay Area students on their entrepreneurial journey through in-school, after-school, and summer programming.
A unique classroom program blending entrepreneurship and tech, where students build a marketable app and create a business plan for their product
A flexible/modular curriculum that can be blended or infused, semester or full-year, where students use lean startup methodologies to develop and test business ideas
A foundational course focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as students learn how to create an original business plan and pitch their business
Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
Entrepreneurship 1 students can enter a series of local and national pitch competitions where they can win seed capital to launch their business or pursue educational goals
An advanced course focused on business model validation, product development, and marketing that deepens the entrepreneurial mindset
Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification
Students completing Entrepreneurship 2 are prepared to take the Certiport ESB exam and earn an industry-recognized entrepreneurship certification
News & Events
NFTE Bay Area Alum Mateo Galvez Takes the Fight WorldwideApril 22, 2019NFTE Bay Area alum Mathew "Mateo" Galvez made a name for himself in the NFTE community with his dynamic personality and strong work ethic. And in the years since, the 19-year-old entrepreneur – powered by his mantra, "Never Give Up!" – has never stopped growing his brand.Read More
Bay Area Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Semifinals
May 10, 2019
First year (Entrepreneurship 1 and Owning Your Future) NFTE students move into the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the Bay Area Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on May 10!
Bay Area Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge Finals
June 4, 2019
6:00 - 9:00 PM PDT
Join us in celebrating the transformative power of entrepreneurship education! This signature networking event will feature the final round of competition for our top three teen finalists, who will present their business plans to a distinguished panel of judges.
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Bay Area 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 Bay Area and would like to know more, contact AlfredoM@nfte.com.