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Alumni Businesses

This sampling of businesses founded by NFTE alumni shows what you can do with the entrepreneurial mindset.


FOUNDER: Aalap Shah

Chicago-based digital marketing agency focused on driving revenue growth.

100 Percent Records

FOUNDER: John Santiago

100 Percent Records is a publishing company that manages brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos, while also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists, and maintaining contracts with recording artists and their managers.


CO-FOUNDER: Jonathan Ovadia

AEXLAB is a virtual reality technology studio.

America on Tech

FOUNDER: Evin Robinson

America On Tech’s (AOT) mission is to prepare the next generation of technology leaders emerging by creating pathways for young people to thrive in technology and innovation.

Aniye Music

FOUNDER: Aniye Strachan

Vocalist in the Miami area specializing in R&B, Jazz, Soul, and Gospel music.

Art of the Crane

FOUNDER: Gabriel Mullings

Art of the Crane is a completely origami themed museum showcasing origami from people all over the world

Base Engine

FOUNDER: Elon Hufana

Base Engine helps entrepreneurs get online and drive conversations on autopilot. Contact Base Engine to “deep dive” and discover a solution for your business situation!

Beauty 4 Ashes

FOUNDER: Tanya Powell

Natural Hair Care and Skincare Superstore. All natural products for acne, hair, stretch marks, eczema, razor bumps, cellulite, and more.

Bilingual Birdies

FOUNDER: Sarah Farzam

Bilingual Birdies is an early childhood bilingual education program for children birth through age six and the adults who love them. Founded in New York City in 2006, they are the first to combine music, movement, and puppetry in a play-based curriculum to engage children as they increase their vocabulary and celebrate diversity in every class.

Gen Z Academy

FOUNDER: Brandon L. Griffin

Brandon Griffin’s Gen Z Academy is a platform for young adults that provides cost effective, on-demand soft-skills training and access to professional mentors.


FOUNDER: Bruce & Glenn Proctor

Leather goods company featuring designs by “The Fashion Preachers”, Bruce + Glen.

Cha's Mendhi Artistry

FOUNDER: Lecha' Guy

A temporary tattoo service that lets clients express themselves “creatively but not permanently”.

Choppa Athletics

FOUNDER: Darren Dort

Choppa Athletics is the newest, freshest, and flyest athletic company on the block that seeks to chop the competition!

Code 4 Tomorrow (C4T)

FOUNDER: Jyoti Rani

Code 4 Tomorrow is a non-profit organization offering free coding classes to students around the globe.


FOUNDER: Simone Hufana

Color HERstory is an educational and interactive coloring book that focuses on influential and successful women of color.


FOUNDER: Robert Reffkin

Real estate company with a mission to help everyone find their place in the world.


FOUNDER: Rachel Benns

Prom, Grad, Wedding Accessories, & Holiday Décor.


FOUNDER: Angela Ivana

CosmoSafe is an online platform for digital learning experiences designed to help up-skill beauty professionals. CosmoSafe delivers modern beauty career development content and courses often overlooked in the traditional beauty education market.

Crowned Waffles

FOUNDER: Dayana Gelin

Crowned Waffles is a mobile food business that sells Belgium liege waffle pops at local South Florida events and festivals.

CurlyCrownz Hair Care

FOUNDER: Amylah Charles

CurlyCrownz provides natural hair care products for men and women made with opulent natural herbs, butters, and oils to nourish their curly hair, beards, locs, scalps, and waves, while protecting the essence of their crownz.


FOUNDER: Destiny Davis

Custom apparel business that offers screen printing, vinyl and sublimation services.

Digital Frontier Solutions

FOUNDER: Arti Shala

IT Infrastructure and HIPPA compliant solutions for small to medium sized medical practices in the Washington DC Metro Area.

Eden Body Works

FOUNDER: Jasmine Lawrence

EDEN BodyWorks™ provides natural products that integrate wellness and beauty inspired by nature to restore and maintain the hair and body’s original design.

Ehfar Films

FOUNDER: Laura Martinelli

Media production that emphasizes story and integrates the personal elements of a business or organization within a high-tech medium.

Elite Basketball Academy

FOUNDER: Andres Cardona

Florida based basketball program that teaches young athletes the proper fundamentals of the game.

Elle Rouge, LLC

FOUNDER: Lydia Smith

Full service event coordination agency that supports the direct need of local and small business, visionaries, & innovators, ready to host their launch or seasonal events.

Everyday Date Night

FOUNDER: Brandon Griffin

Creators and curators of love & relationship content designed to help couples keep love growing.


FOUNDER: Luke Cooper

Home maintenance service that completes 1 million repairs annually to homes and businesses all across the U.S.


FOUNDER: Olivia Nguyen

Gallery art pieces dedicated to women empowerment, self-love, and self-reflection.

Flawless Fro

FOUNDER: Adji Cisse

What you need to rock your fro.


FOUNDER: Joshuel Plasencia

Forefront is a training company for the future of work. They design and facilitate custon training to meet Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion online training, as well ad professional development and mentorship programs.



geogenius is a web portal that offers comprehensive information, maps, pictures, and interactive quizzes to enable users to learn about every country in the world.

Gen Santos Beauty Skin Clinic

FOUNDER: Genevieve Santos-Bann

Genevieve Santos-Bann is a licensed esthetician and makeup artist. She provides results-oriented skincare services in Long Island, NY.

Ghostro Delivery

FOUNDER: Vincent Quigg

A delivery company with the transparency, speed, and agility the world needs to always stay one step ahead.

Go'Butter Cosmetics

FOUNDER: TyriQ Amerson

Go’Butter Cosmetics offers an array of handmade organic skin care essentials.

Groom Guy

FOUNDER: Darius Davie

Premium quality men’s haircutting and personal care services in the nation’s capital.


FOUNDER: Andre McCain

Based in Washington D.C., the HalfSmoke project features a unique and complex foodservice design, combining elements of a quick-service restaurant, café, and gastro pub. The highly versatile space features menu-driven details that encourage guests to continually engage with their culinary experience.

Harlis Family Foot and Ankle

FOUNDER: Macalee Harlis Jr., DPM, AACFAS

Podiatrist practice based in Port St. Lucie, FL.

The Innovashion Group

FOUNDER: Jan Baker

Everyday experiences and services designed using cultural elements as the starting point to reach customers through positive emotional online and offline interactions.

Jasen Delgado Photography

FOUNDER: Jasen Delgado

Professional photographer based out of Miami, FL.

Jennifer Lee's Allergen Friendly & Vegan Shoppe

FOUNDER: Jennifer LaSala

From mouth-watering baked goods, to meals your nonna would approve of, and the pantry items that are impossible to find, Jennifer Lee’s helps thousands of people with food allergies in the New England area and beyond eat, shop, and celebrate safely.

Koi Infinity

FOUNDER: Cindy Aoun

A company that makes fashionable handmade jewelry integrating symbolic crystals and charms.


FOUNDER: Mathew Galvez

Lifestyle / streetwear clothing brand, representing San Francisco native

Market Seven

FOUNDER: Mary Blackford

Community market featuring Black-owned businesses in Washington, DC.

Mia's Treats Delight

FOUNDER: Tamia (Mia) Coleman-Hawkins

Homemade cookies and brownies

Mill Brook Honey

FOUNDER: Dylan Martin

Pure, Local, Wild, Organic Honey.

The Millennial Foundation

FOUNDER: Christopher Jones

The Millennial Foundation provides experiential learning and development programs to diverse students and young professionals looking to grow their skills in leadership, technology, business, data and design.

Moodz Tea Company

FOUNDER: Ja'Niyah Weaver

A collection of custom tea blends created to enhance moods.


FOUNDER: Ela Gökçigdem

MyEcoEdu is a non-profit organization that provides high school students with a 16-week baseline environmental literacy course.

Nails by Anisa

FOUNDER: Anisa Anorve

High-quality press on nails made for the on the go girl who wants to have a complete look but doesn’t have a lot of time on her hands.


FOUNDER: Shelton Alexis

Nutra-Charged features color coded prepared foods and beverages for the aliments of Cancer, Diabetes, Kidney & Heart Disease.

The Pac Media

FOUNDER: Lang Dobson

The Pac Media’s community of creative professionals is ready to bring your brand story to life through unique, high-quality, and engaging content. Maximize your brand’s creative output today.

Perez Technology Group

FOUNDER: Carlos Perez-Beltran

Perez Technology Group, with offices in Orlando, FL, is an IT Managed Services Provider that specializes in delivering IT solutions to small & mid-sized companies.


FOUNDER: Aaron Brown

An engine for work-based learning. Connects industry to education for workforce innovation via a three-step program that includes: Teacher Externship, Classroom Projects, and Student Internships.


FOUNDER: Kyle Wong

Pixlee is a UGC and influencer platform that helps brands scale content to drive digital commerce.

Precious Home Designs

FOUNDER: Jasmine Benton

A home décor and interior design boutique

Product Gym

FOUNDER: Cody Chang

Product Gym is an exclusive membership association dedicated to the advancement of product managers, providing an exclusive community for networking, skills building, and career acceleration.


FOUNDER: Myles Gage

Rapunzl connects investors with simulated stock portfolios & stock trading competitions.

Ray Grand: Life Coach and Keynote Speaker

FOUNDER: Reynald (Ray) Grandoit

Ray and his business help persons with disabilities gain clarity, understanding, and execution. My target market is focus on individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Read it & Leave it

FOUNDER: Miosha Johnson

Read It & Leave It is a grass roots organization with a creative, three pronged approach to impacting the reading skills of children in low-income communities.

The ROC Enrichment Program

FOUNDER: Brian Sessions

The ROC Enrichment Program is an experiential learning program that provides K-12 scholars with a healthy social outlet in the literacy-arts. Scholars receive hands on intermediate training in Hip-Hop, Poetry, Dance, Drama, Mobile Journalism, Culinary and Nutrition, and Sports.

Shine Soaps

FOUNDER: Carlos Feitosa

A natural soap company that uses organic ingredients and eco friendly materials.

Sound Signings, LLC

FOUNDER: Geneva Cornelius

A full-service mobile Notary Office and fingerprinting business offering expertise with various documents, as well as some additional services.


FOUNDER: Jose Rodriguez

Tasium is a a fidget infused apparel line to help people with Autism and ADHD handle stress, anxiety, and assist in sensory-related issues.

Tipsy Twins

FOUNDER: Amanda Perez

Tipsy Twins LLC is a Chicago based candle company featuring homemade, hand poured, soy candles.

Toggle Industries

FOUNDER: Daniel Blank

A construction robotics company focused on the implementation of manufacturing technology and practices in the built environment.

TXV Partners

FOUNDER: Brandon Allen

TXV is a seed and Series A firm headquartered in Austin with a presence in San Francisco investing in consumer and software companies.

Underdog Comics

FOUNDER: Luke Beatrice

Comics featuring women, ethnic minorities, the LGBT+ community, people from different religions, people with physical and mental disabilities, and people from many different and authentic backgrounds.

Union Square Shoes

FOUNDER: James McNeal

Meticulously crafted skate shoes that offer the ideal footwear for action sports, BMX, free riding and much more.

Whole U.

FOUNDER: Shannon O'Brien

Holistic development assistance including advise, workshops, and e-learning in the areas of wellness, career, and service.


FOUNDER: Paul Loza

ZLNK is a unique app built by Gen Z for Gen Z that brings together teens and college students who want to collaborate on projects that can change the world.

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