The following are the observations of Anjelica Garcia, a Development Intern in the NFTE NY Metro office, during the first day of Startup Summer.
It is 8:30 on Monday morning in the middle of July. About a dozen public high school juniors and seniors are sitting in a lecture hall at Long Island University in Brooklyn. These students have been selected to participate in NFTE Startup Summer. Instead of earning money at a summer job, these students are participating in a five-month-long intensive business incubator.
It all starts after completing the initial NFTE course at a NYC public school. These students were competitively selected to participate in the advanced Startup Summer, which is now in is second year. For one participant, Vincent Mascoll, today is his 16th birthday. The goal of the program is to support the most talented a