AboutNFTE Los Angeles Metro

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Los Angeles Metro program office provides schools and partners across the Southern California area the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. NFTE has launched tens of thousands of students from the Los Angeles Metro Region on their entrepreneurial journey through in-school, after-school, and summer programming.

World Series of Innovation

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

Modular
Venture

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

Modular
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
BizCamp™

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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Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Metro area and would like to know more, contact Kim.S@nfte.com.

Los Angeles Metro Advisory Board

Leo Gestetner, Chair
CEO
Heath Capital
Chris Achar
CEO
Synergy Ventures
Paul Chen
Partner
EY
Patrick Henry
Assistant Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship
USC Marshall School of Business
Michael Ingram
Co-Founder & Partner
Cipher Technologies
Maurice James
CEO
Mojo Pictures
Laurel Mintz
CEO
Elevate My Brand, Inc.
Ricci Rukavina
CEO
Kung Fu Factory
Elliott Schwartz
CEO
Empty Leg Market
Matt Shekoyan
Consultant
Business Advisory
Claire Zeigler
Results Analysis
Capital Group

Los Angeles Metro Staff

Bracy Fuentes
Lead Program Associate
Michelle Kliszewski
Development Director, West
Kimberly Small
Director, Programs
Kene Turner
Manager, Programs