AboutNFTE Baltimore/DC Metro

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Baltimore/Washington Metro program offices provide schools and partners in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. NFTE has launched thousands of Capitol Region students on their entrepreneurial journey through in-school, after-school, and summer programming.

World Series of Innovation

A global online entrepreneurship experience that challenges students to develop innovative solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals


An online entrepreneurship experience that guides students through the process of building their own virtual business using a food truck scenario

Startup Tech

A unique classroom program blending entrepreneurship and tech, where students build a marketable app and create a business plan for their product

In School and Online
Entrepreneurship Essentials

A flexible/modular curriculum that can be blended or infused, semester or full-year, where students use lean startup methodologies to develop and test business ideas

In School and Online
Entrepreneurship 1

A foundational course focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as students learn how to create an original business plan and pitch their business

In School and Online
Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

Entrepreneurship 1 students can enter a series of local and national pitch competitions where they can win seed capital to launch their business or pursue educational goals

Competition Series
Entrepreneurship 2

An advanced course focused on business model validation, product development, and marketing that deepens the entrepreneurial mindset

In School and Online
Entrepreneurship and Small Business (ESB) Certification

Students completing Entrepreneurship 2 are prepared to take the Certiport ESB exam and earn an industry-recognized entrepreneurship certification

Industry Certification

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Baltimore/Washington Metro Schools

NFTE works with committed teachers, schools, and partners in under-resourced communities to activate the entrepreneurial mindset in young people. If you are in the Baltimore / Washington DC Metro area and would like to know more, contact TedT@nfte.com.

Baltimore/Washington Metro Advisory Board

Rene Salas, Chair (DC Metro)
Chief Financial Officer
biotech startup
David Cahn, Chair (Baltimore)
Chair, Franchise & Business Law Group
Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
Greg Bateman (DC Metro)
North America Public Sector Cloud Strategy
F5 Networks
Randall Baugh (DC Metro)
Director, Enterprise & Consumer Compliance
Derrick Chase (Baltimore)
Founder & CEO
Stand Up Baltimore
Anthony Calderazzi (DC Metro)
Steven Canaras (Baltimore)
Partner, Assurance Services
Alka Dhillon (DC Metro)
Technalink, Inc.
Tucker Foote (DC Metro)
Head of US Government Affairs
Keenen Geter (Baltimore)
Founder & Director
Young Men with POWER
Chante Goodwin (DC Metro)
Your Way IT Solutions
Davon Kelly (DC Metro)
President & CEO
Novad Consulting
Michael Lustbader (DC Metro)
Arlington Capital Partners
Brian Meritt (Baltimore)
Managing Director
Al Pearson (Baltimore)
Community Reinvestment & Partnership Relationship Manager
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Darlene Peters (Baltimore)
Take Charge Liaison and Community Relations Champion
Michael Thomas (Baltimore)
VP for Workforce Development and Continuing Education
Baltimore City Community College
Frank Van Vliet (Baltimore)
Executive in Residence G. Maxwell Armor Chair
University of Baltimore

Baltimore/Washington DC Metro Staff

Nakeia Jones
Program Manager
Ted Thompson
Vice President, Engagement and Implementation

NFTE Baltimore Metro Schools and Partners

Angela Y. Davis Leadership Academy
Biz Camp-Morgan State University
Carver Vocational-Technical High School
Edmonson-Westside High School
Forest Park High School
Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School
Frederick Elementary School
Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
Patterson High School
Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
Saint Frances Academy
Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy
Thomas Johnson Elementary Middle School
Walter P. Carter Elementary Middle School

NFTE Washington DC Metro Schools

Ballou High School
Bowie High School
BizCamp - Bowie State University
Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
Falls Church High School
Frederick Douglass High School (PGCPS)
James Madison Middle School
Luke C. Moore Academy
Montgomery Blair High School
Oxon Hill High School
Paul Charter School
T.C. Williams High School
Wakefield High School