On Thursday, October 3, NFTE’s top 38 young entrepreneurs competed in at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (#NYEC) for a chance at $25,000 in cash and prizes. The finalists, who are all business plan competition winners from their respective regions, were required to develop and present original business plans as part of their entrepreneurial studies at school, based on NFTE's experiential curriculum.
When Jyotika Parmar attended the I Create Aspiring Entrepreneurs Workshop (AEW) in 2003, she was newly married. Jyotika always wanted to make something of her life and AEW gave her that opportunity and the tools to do it.
Doug McMillan, who served on the NFTE Greater Los Angeles Advisory Board for six years, has sadly passed away this week. Doug was one of NFTE’s most vocal champions, believing deeply in the power of teaching entrepreneurship to children from low-income communities.