This sampling of businesses founded by NFTE alumni shows what you can do with the entrepreneurial mindset.
1o8FOUNDER: Aalap Shah
Chicago-based digital marketing agency focused on driving revenue growth.
100 Percent RecordsFOUNDER: 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.
America on TechFOUNDER: 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 MusicFOUNDER: Aniye Strachan
Vocalist in the Miami area specializing in R&B, Jazz, Soul, and Gospel music.
Art of the CraneFOUNDER: Gabriel Mullings
Art of the Crane is a completely origami themed museum showcasing origami from people all over the world
Base EngineFOUNDER: 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 AshesFOUNDER: Tanya Powell
Natural Hair Care and Skincare Superstore. All natural products for acne, hair, stretch marks, eczema, razor bumps, cellulite, and more.
Bilingual BirdiesFOUNDER: 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 AcademyFOUNDER: 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.
BruceGlenFOUNDER: Bruce & Glenn Proctor
Leather goods company featuring designs by “The Fashion Preachers”, Bruce + Glen.
Cha's Mendhi ArtistryFOUNDER: Lecha' Guy
A temporary tattoo service that lets clients express themselves “creatively but not permanently”.
Choppa AthleticsFOUNDER: Darren Dort
Choppa Athletics is the newest, freshest, and flyest athletic company on the block that seeks to chop the competition!
ColorHerStoryFOUNDER: Simone Hufana
Color HERstory is an educational and interactive coloring book that focuses on influential and successful women of color.
CompassFOUNDER: Robert Reffkin
Real estate company with a mission to help everyone find their place in the world.
CorjajisFOUNDER: Rachel Benns
Prom, Grad, Wedding Accessories, & Holiday Décor.
CosmoSafeFOUNDER: 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 WafflesFOUNDER: Dayana Gelin
Crowned Waffles is a mobile food business that sells Belgium liege waffle pops at local South Florida events and festivals.
DestinTeesFOUNDER: Destiny Davis
Custom apparel business that offers screen printing, vinyl and sublimation services.
Digital Frontier SolutionsFOUNDER: Arti Shala
IT Infrastructure and HIPPA compliant solutions for small to medium sized medical practices in the Washington DC Metro Area.
Eden Body WorksFOUNDER: 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 FilmsFOUNDER: Laura Martinelli
Media production that emphasizes story and integrates the personal elements of a business or organization within a high-tech medium.
Elite Basketball AcademyFOUNDER: Andres Cardona
Florida based basketball program that teaches young athletes the proper fundamentals of the game.
Elle Rouge, LLCFOUNDER: 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.
ePearl TechnologiesFOUNDER: Ela Gökçigdem
Noise-cancelling wireless earbuds made of 100% recycled plastic.
Everyday Date NightFOUNDER: Brandon Griffin
Creators and curators of love & relationship content designed to help couples keep love growing.
FixtFOUNDER: Luke Cooper
Home maintenance service that completes 1 million repairs annually to homes and businesses all across the U.S.
FiyabombFOUNDER: Olivia Nguyen
Gallery art pieces dedicated to women empowerment, self-love, and self-reflection.
Flawless FroFOUNDER: Adji Cisse
What you need to rock your fro.
ForefrontFOUNDER: 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.
geogeniusFOUNDER: Avi Goel
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.
Ghostro DeliveryFOUNDER: Vincent Quigg
A delivery company with the transparency, speed, and agility the world needs to always stay one step ahead.
Go'Butter CosmeticsFOUNDER: TyriQ Amerson
Go’Butter Cosmetics offers an array of handmade organic skin care essentials.
HalfSmokeFOUNDER: 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.
The Innovashion GroupFOUNDER: 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 PhotographyFOUNDER: Jasen Delgado
Professional photographer based out of Miami, FL.
Jennifer Lee's Allergen Friendly & Vegan ShoppeFOUNDER: 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 InfinityFOUNDER: Cindy Aoun
A company that makes fashionable handmade jewelry integrating symbolic crystals and charms.
LottaworldwideFOUNDER: Mathew Galvez
Lifestyle / streetwear clothing brand, representing San Francisco native
Market SevenFOUNDER: Mary Blackford
Community market featuring Black-owned businesses in Washington, DC.
Mia's Treats DelightFOUNDER: Tamia (Mia) Coleman-Hawkins
Homemade cookies and brownies
Mill Brook HoneyFOUNDER: Dylan Martin
Pure, Local, Wild, Organic Honey.
The Millennial FoundationFOUNDER: 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 CompanyFOUNDER: Ja'Niyah Weaver
A collection of custom tea blends created to enhance moods.
myCollegeSTATFOUNDER: Kyle Wong
myCollegeSTAT helps students select the right school for them and see how they compare to admitted students.
Nails by AnisaFOUNDER: 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.
Nutra-ChargedFOUNDER: Shelton Alexis
Nutra-Charged features color coded prepared foods and beverages for the aliments of Cancer, Diabetes, Kidney & Heart Disease.
The Pac MediaFOUNDER: 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 GroupFOUNDER: 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.
PilotCityFOUNDER: 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.
Precious Home DesignsFOUNDER: Jasmine Benton
A home décor and interior design boutique
Product GymFOUNDER: 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.
Ray Grand: Life Coach and Keynote SpeakerFOUNDER: 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 itFOUNDER: 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 ProgramFOUNDER: 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 SoapsFOUNDER: Carlos Feitosa
A natural soap company that uses organic ingredients and eco friendly materials.
Sound Signings, LLCFOUNDER: Geneva Cornelius
A full-service mobile Notary Office and fingerprinting business offering expertise with various documents, as well as some additional services.
TasiumFOUNDER: 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.
Toggle IndustriesFOUNDER: Daniel Blank
A construction robotics company focused on the implementation of manufacturing technology and practices in the built environment.
Union Square ShoesFOUNDER: 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.
ZLNKFOUNDER: 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.