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).
What apps have you designed? 28 Students in NFTE’s New York Metro NYC Generation Tech program just completed the inaugural program to design and build a usable app. The winning app, selected by a team of judges, including Tumblr founder, David Karp, is SkooBrik.
NFTE made several significant announcements at the White House Financial Literacy Summit. In addition, several NFTE graduates represented the organization in a variety of ways. See pictures from the event below.
NFTE is excited announce the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Alumni Fund. Ernst & Young has pledged to match $300,000 in donations to NFTE during the next three years. This commitment by E&Y is in honor of the more than 8,000 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year ® award winners.
Written by Julie Kantor, Executive Director NFTE DC Region
In the beginning it started out with over 900 youth in DC, Maryland and Virginia schools, as well as several charter schools. They then went through 60+ hours of training on how to start and operate their own small businesses. Most of the students received seed capital to bring the book-theory to life and purchase their own inventory. And students from all over the region have showcased their new businesses in their schools and with most of them turning a profit. In the end these students compete to take their businesses to the next level.
We’re excited to announce that this semester our NFTE Los Angeles program office has a very special partnership taking place in Mr. Jaquias’ 10th grade class at the Downtown Magnets High School. These lucky students were specially chosen to participate in the first ever Social Venture Competition. Through this competition they will learn the essential skills and knowledge needed to start their own business through social entrepreneurship. What is social entrepreneurship you ask? Social entrepreneurship is an entrepreneur that is committed to making a difference in the world through their business in addition to making a profit.
Today we’d like to showcase a class that is putting into action one of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s many games that teach students about some of the skills involved in being an entrepreneur. See Mrs. Parks’s 7th grade class playing the Innovation Game here and be sure to check out her blog which she’ll be writing over the next 9 weeks about the entrepreneurship project she’s doing in her class.