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17-year-old Raneem Al Suwaidani from the United States wins World Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Congratulations to 2023 World Champion Raneem Al Suwaidani of Rhode Island. The 2023 National Champion competed alongside last year's National Champion Josh Kreuger of St. Louis to represent the United States in NFTE’s second annual World Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in New York City. Al Suwaidani, the 17-year-old founder of Lilypad,

U.S. President Recognizes NFTE’s Declaration of Nov. 17 as Youth Entrepreneurship Day 

Nov. 17, 2023, has been officially declared Youth Entrepreneurship Day. NFTE successfully sought and received a Presidential letter from the Biden Administration as well as proclamations from Dallas; Miami-Dade County, Florida; Massachusetts; New York City; and Washington, D.C. The observance celebrates young entrepreneurs' accomplishments and inspires others to pursue their

Raneem Al Suwaidani of The Met School in Rhode Island Wins NFTE’s National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Raneem Al Suwaidani of The Met School in Providence, RI, is this year's NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge champion. She won $10,000 with her business Lilypad, a food truck rental opportunity for BIPOC entrepreneurs. The runners-up were Ashley Cruz Suarez of Los Angeles, founder of Re-Fit, and Sarai Umansor Morales

NFTE’s October 3 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Cheer on 46 competing businesses by attending this year's NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge on October 3 in New York! Young entrepreneurs from around the country will pitch innovative ideas to VIP judges. The grand prize winner will receive $10,000 and a coaching session with The People's Shark Daymond John,

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship launches competition for Sustainable Development Goals Innovations

Young people aged 11 to 24 can now register for the annual World Series of Innovation NEW YORK, NY (Sept. 18, 2023) – Interested in solving some of the biggest challenges facing humanity? Starting today, young people aged 11 to 24 can compete for cash prizes in the annual World

Education Nonprofit NFTE Launches Global SDG-focused Innovation Challenges, Winners Receive Cash Prizes 

The world's youth, ages 11 to 24, can compete for up to $1,500 in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's annual World Series of Innovation. The online challenges address health and well-being, skills for success, connected cities, biodiversity, the subscription economy, and inclusive AI. Sign up at

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