President and CEO

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.

Our Programs

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.

April 25, 2012  |  84 comments

NFTE's Dare to Dream Auction is now closed.
Thank you to everyone who supported the auction, and Congratulations to our winning bidders!

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March 13, 2012  |  0 comments

You have the mindset and the ideas but how can one avoid experiencing entrepreneurial burnout? There are many ways to keep engaged and motivated, but here are some suggestions from proven entrepreneurs via the Young Entrepreneur Council:

Follow the 90/10 Rule

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For Administrators

NFTE is committed to re-engaging students who are at risk of dropping out and putting them on a path to graduation.

Our award-winning, innovative and experiential program teaches young people critical skills such as reading, writing and math while they learn the steps to write and defend a business plan based on their own original idea.

Our Impact

At NFTE, we believe that entrepreneurship education for all youth will grow the global economy and provide opportunities for young people to own their future.

Entrepreneurship education is the fundamental tool for creating an ongoing cycle of learning and innovation that will bring sustainable job creation and re-creation. Young people face historic increases in joblessness, an unemployment rate that is three times higher than that of adults, and a rapidly shifting economy.