February 14, 2014  |  5 comments

By Amy Rosen
President and CEO, NFTE

We celebrate the persistence of entrepreneurs who make it.

We marvel at the ability of some to be flexible and adapt.

But the truth is we could not appreciate or even recognize persistence or flexibility without acknowledging failure – the adverse, sometimes crushing consequences of trying new things.

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February 12, 2014  |  6 comments

Blog syndicated from the Youth Entrepreneurship Council

Question: What's your best piece of advice for a very young entrepreneur with little to no experience about to pitch their idea for the first time?

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February 4, 2014  |  32 comments
This blog is syndicated from the Youth Entrepreneurship Council.
 
Thirteen entrepreneurs weigh in on what work experience they think is most beneficial to aspiring startup founders. The question: What's one suggestion you'd give an aspiring entrepreneur in terms of prior work experience? Should they freelance? Work at a startup first? Go corporate? All of the above?

JEFF TESTERMAN 

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January 16, 2014  |  19 comments

By Jennifer Green,
Executive Director, NFTE New England

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January 14, 2014  |  7 comments

by Melissa Pickering

When I started iCreate to Educate, I read a lot of books on female entrepreneurs and started to recognize a consistent message – female entrepreneurs tend to have more self-doubt than our male counterparts. How was I, as a female entrepreneur, going to battle this self-doubt in order to be successful?

The following steps are the ones I took to build a successful company and specifically, to take full advantage of the resources and advice available to me:

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December 19, 2013  |  3 comments

Knight Foundation supports the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) to use technology to prepare students from low-income communities for today’s tech landscape. Below, Alice Horn, executive director of NFTE South Florida, writes about a national initiative to teach teens to code.

By Alice Horn

“Great coders ARE today’s rock stars”
-Will.i.am

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December 17, 2013  |  9 comments

We at the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) believe that every young person has the potential to take an original idea and turn it into a fully functioning business. Our curriculum provides students with the ability to recognize an entrepreneurial spark and the tools to help them take that spark of an idea and create a robust business plan. In an effort to continually improve our services for graduates of NFTE’s core curriculum, Startup Summer was created by NFTE New York Metro as an advanced entrepreneurship track program.

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October 28, 2013  |  11 comments

Blog syndicated via Youth Entrepreneurship Council (YEC)

QUESTION: Name one characteristic about this generation or time in history that makes becoming an entrepreneur easier or more rewarding than ever before.

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