AboutNFTE North Texas

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s North Texas program office provides schools and partners in the Dallas metropolitan area the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. NFTE has launched thousands of North Texas students on their entrepreneurial journey through in-school, after-school, and summer programming.

World Series of Innovation

A global online entrepreneurship experience that challenges students to develop innovative solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Online
Venture

An online entrepreneurship experience that guides students through the process of building their own virtual business using a food truck scenario

Online
Startup Tech

A unique classroom program blending entrepreneurship and tech, where students build a marketable app and create a business plan for their product

In School
Entrepreneurship Essentials

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

In School
Entrepreneurship 1

A foundational course focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as students learn how to create an original business plan and pitch their business

In School
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

Competition Series
Entrepreneurship 2

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

In School
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

Industry Certification

News & Events

North Texas 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 North Texas area and would like to know more, contact KarenE@nfte.com.

North Texas Advisory Board

Randy Haran, Chair
President
The Business Crusader
John Antos
President
Value Creation Group, Inc.
Mark Blocher
Vice President of Investor and Broker Relations
HALL Group
Bill Kling
Principal
Water-Works LLC
Eric Loller
Director of Business Development
GuideIT
Joan McCoo
NFTE Certified Lead Teacher
Bryan Adams HS, Dallas ISD
Lisette Mendez
Assistant Vice President
AT&T Finance
Adrienne Palmer
Entrepreneur
Aaron Shelby
Executive Vice President/Commercial Banking
LegacyTexas Bank
Florence Williams
Global Transition Lead
EY

North Texas Staff

Karen Ezell
Director, Programs
Nikki Miller
Development Director, North Texas

NFTE North Texas Schools and Partners

Bryan Adams High School
Cardwell Career Preparatory
E.B. Comstock Middle School
Edward H. Cary Middle School
Everman Joe C. Bean High School
Grand Prarie Highly Gifted
H. W. Longfellow Career Academy
Harold Wendell Lang Middle School
Hector P. Garcia Middle School
IDEA - Innovation, Design, Entrepreneurship Academy at James W. Fannin
Irving High School
Nimitz High School
Seagoville P-TECH at Eastfield
Skyline High School
Sunset High School
W. T. White High School
Woodrow Wilson High School (DISD)