AboutNFTE Southeast

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Southeast program office provides schools and partners across the region the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. NFTE has launched thousands of students from across Florida and the Southeast 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


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

News & Events

Florida/Southeast 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 Florida/Southeast area and would like to know more, contact JeannineS@nfte.com.

Florida/Southeast Advisory Board

Richard Jackson
Greenspoon Marder LLP
Angel Alvarez
ABB Concise Optical Group
Stephanie Aoun
Goldman Sachs
Leonel Azuela
Steve Davis
Greg Diamond
Brightwood Capital
Eileen Higgins
Founder, Inside the Glass, Inc.
Jean Mason
CTACE at Broward County Schools
Stewart Merkin
Law Office of Stewart A. Merkin
Anthony Navarro
Wells Fargo
Elizabeth Oates
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Carolina Rendeiro
The International Economic Forum
Andrew Wilson
Bank of America/Merrill Lynch
Jeff Wilson

Florida/Southeast Staff

Chris Brignolle
Manager, Programs
Tahaji Felder
Lead Program Associate
Monica Sanchez
Development Director, Southeast
Jacqueline Nguyen
Lead Program Associate
Jeannine Schloss
Senior Regional Director, East
Daniel Williams
Lead Program Associate