Xochitl Guzman, founder and operator of Create Awake, a Los Angeles based small business, has won the Steve Mariotti Venture Award Pitch Challenge from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).
Since opening its doors in 2007, NFTE Greater Los Angeles has reached over 10,000 students from low-income communities with entrepreneurship education programs.
Shawn K. Osborne
Today, Shawn is applying his personal experience to his passion for entrepreneurship and a professional record of business success as President and CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – which teaches the entrepreneurial mindset to young people and provides the tools and attitudes to overcome adversity and address future personal, economic, community and global challenges.
The NFTE Difference
NFTE works with students low-income communities across the country and around the world, which are often plagued by crime, violence and high dropout rates. In the United States, we target communities in which at least 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.
2014 Mariotti Venture Award Pitch Challenge