AboutNFTE Los Angeles Metro

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Los Angeles Metro program office provides schools and partners across the Southern California area the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. NFTE has launched tens of thousands of students from the Los Angeles Metro Region on their entrepreneurial journey through in-school, after-school, and summer programming.

World Series of Innovation

A global, online experience where students create business solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Modular
Venture

A digital experience introducing students to entrepreneurship through the process of building a virtual food truck business

Modular
Exploring Careers

An award-winning course, focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as well as creating and pitching an original business plan

In School
Startup Tech

A blended tech-entrepreneurship course where students create an app and corresponding business plans

In School
Entrepreneurship 1

An award-winning course, focused on activating the entrepreneurial mindset as well as creating and pitching an original business plan.

In School
BizCamp™

Entrepreneurship 1, delivered as a multi-week learning experience

Out of School
Entrepreneurship 2

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

In School
Startup Summer

Entrepreneurship 2, delivered as a 16-week learning experience

Out of School

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Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Metro area and would like to know more, contact Kim.S@nfte.com.

Los Angeles Metro Advisory Board

Leo Gestetner
Chair
Heath Capital
Chris Achar
Synergy Ventures
Paul Chen
EY
Patrick Henry
USC Marshall
Michael Ingram
Cipher Technologies
Maurice James
Mojo Pictures
Laurel Mintz
Elevate My Brand, Inc.
Ricci Rukavina
Kung Fu Factory
Elliott Schwartz
Empty Leg Market
Matt Shekoyan
Claire Zeigler
Capital Group

Los Angeles Metro Staff

Bracy Fuentes
Lead Program Associate
Michelle Kliszewski
Development Director
Kimberly Small
Director, Programs
Kene Turner
Manager, Programs