Imagine a world with stronger, safer power lines made of spider silk; children with disabilities receiving the tools to succeed; and no chemicals in your affordable soap. This is the world that we glimpsed at NFTE’s 30th anniversary Global Showcase, where top NFTE alumni put their businesses on display.

These young entrepreneurs joined leading NFTE teachers and volunteers―and hundreds of guests―in New York City to receive awards, exchange ideas, and hear from a panel of Forbes #30Under30 entrepreneurs, which included NFTE-alum #30Under30 honoree Evin Robinson!

Special thanks to Mastercard, long-time NFTE partner and presenting partner of the Global Showcase.


Award Winners

2017 Global Young Entrepreneurs
of the Year
2017 Global Enterprising Educators
of the Year
2017 Volunteerism
Award Winners
2017 Innovation Partner Award Winner    

Video Gallery

Global Young Entrepreneurs
experience NYC

NFTE alumni Carlos Feitosa and
Christina Dominguez speak with Roger Clark of NY1


Photo Gallery

Chinese language

Jianhao Ping and Ruolin Zhu, NFTE alumni and business partners, speak about working in the ancient Chinese lacquer art form.


Photos © Kristy Leibowitz and  © Margaret Fox Photography

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