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
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
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
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
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

News & Events

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 SteveL@nfte.com.

Baltimore/Washington Metro Advisory Board

Rene Salas, Chair (DC Metro)
Strategic Growth Markets Leader
David Cahn, Chair (Baltimore)
Chair, Franchise & Business Law Group
Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
Greg Bateman (DC Metro)
Managing Director
Randall Baugh (DC Metro)
Director, Enterprise & Consumer Compliance
Steven Canaras (Baltimore)
Partner, Assurance Services
Alka Dhillon (DC Metro)
Technalink, Inc.
Dean Di Mattia (Baltimore)
The CFO Advisory
Dr. Annette Donawa (Baltimore)
Assistant Dean and Director, CME
Johns Hopkins University
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
Hassan Murphy (Baltimore)
Managing Partner
Murphy, Falcon & Murphy
Al Pearson (Baltimore)
Community Reinvestment & Partnership Relationship Manager
JP Morgan Chase & Co
Darlene Peters (Baltimore)
Take Charge Liaison and Community Relations Champion
Bryan Pynchon (DC Metro)
SVP, Commercial Banking
Capital One
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
Steve Legacy
Director, Programs
Analeigh Smith
Development Director, Mid Atlantic

NFTE Baltimore Metro Schools and Partners

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Carver Vocational-Technical High School
Edmonson-Westside High School
Forest Park High School
Francis Scott Key Elementary/Middle School
Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
Saint Frances Academy
Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy
The Mount Washington School

NFTE Washington DC Metro Schools

Ballou High School
Banneker Blake Academy for Arts and Science
Bowie High School
BizCamp - Bowie State University
Cesar Chavez - Capitol Hill Campus
Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr. High School
DuVal High School
Eisenhower Middle School
Falls Church High School
Frederick Douglass High School (PGCPS)
James Madison Middle School
Laurel High School
Luke C. Moore Academy
Montgomery Blair High School
Northwestern High School
Oxon Hill High School
Paul Charter School
Suitland High School
T.C. Williams High School
Wakefield High School
Walker Mill Middle School