Last week, NFTE Chicago’s E-Council hosted its Back to School, Back to Business Benefit at 1871, Chicago’s newest, biggest and most-talked-about business incubator. With over 200 entrepreneurs and business leaders present, the fun-filled night allowed attendees to interact with NFTE students and learn about ways to support NFTE’s
NFTE's Licensed Partners make a significant contribution to helping young people around the world discover the entrepreneurial mindset. We are beginning a new series of updates from NFTE's partner organizations to highlight the contributions these organizations, like Bright China Foundation, make to teaching the skills that required in a global society.
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From July to August, 2012, Bright China Foundation held 6 Biz camps in Yunnan
NFTE graduate Anthony Carmona, owner of Anthony Knows Computers, and Amy Rosen, NFTE CEO & President, were interviewed on the Education Nation version of MSNBC's Your Business. They discuss the power of entrepreneurship education and how a young person can balance the demands of running a company even while in school.
When reflecting on my NFTE experiences this week, I couldn’t help but entertain a few philosophical musings. Please indulge briefly, since I believe these highlight a unique facet of what we at NFTE do.
Despite all of the interconnectedness of our modern technological society, America is often a nation of fragmentation. It’s the 99% v. the 1%; Unions v. corporations; Democrats v. Republicans; race v. race; religion v. religion—the list goes on. Especially in a city as large as New York, it’s easy to forget that the 8 million people living here do collectively comprise a single community.
Anthony Carmona, a NFTE grad, spoke Sunday during Mashable's Social Good Summit as part of a Microsoft panel. Watch Anthony, the owner of Anthony Knows Computers, to see what he says about creating a business you love.
Some opportunities come once in a lifetime, and sometimes these never reoccurring experiences place fundamental ideas into our minds that cause the light bulb of life to “click” and an important issue to become clear. A moment such as this occurred to me while in San Francisco at the 2012 TechCrunch Conference.
Carlos and I underwent training at NFTE U-- a warp speed experience that compressed what children in program classrooms across the country will learn through NFTE into a four day seminar for adults. Teachers and program managers in attendance were asked to create business plans based on NFTE’s new business plan template for students.