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.
Congratulations to this year's Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Alumni Fund Scholarship Recipients! Ernst & Young generously supports these young NFTE graduates, and NFTE is sincerely grateful. Some of this year's scholarship recipients have dreams of becoming entrepreneurs, investors and community leaders. Discover the schools they are attending and where they took the NFTE program.
Navarrow Wright is the CTO of Interactive One, the largest digital media company serving Black Americans. He recently spoke during the NFTE Philadelphia Regional Finals. Listen to how he describes the issue of technology exposure within the young black community and how NFTE can help grow young entrepreneurs.
NFTE is partnering with Starbucksin April to support our educational programs in several cities and states. Your support and votes could help NFTE receive a donation of more than $150,000 from the Starbucks Foundation. That’s a lot of coffee and a ‘Grande’ investment in the future of thousands of young people.
During today’s White House Science Fair, President Obama recognized the work of NFTE and of Hayley Hoverter, winner of the 2011 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, presented by MasterCard Worldwide.
Hayley Hoverter, NFTE’s 2011 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge winner, will participate in the White House Science Fair tomorrow, Tuesday, February 7. Sweet (dis)SOLVE , Hayley’s creation, is a beverage sweetener made from organic sugar wrapped, not in paper, but in a soluble organic starch that melts into your drink without adding calories, odor or taste.
Joe Muscat, Partner & Strategic Growth Markets Leader, Ernst & Young, and NFTE Bay Area Regional Advisory Board member discusses here the importance of awards programs, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.