AboutNFTE New York Metro

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

NFTE Entrepreneurship Pathway

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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

News & Events

New York Metro Schools

New York Metro actively works in the Tri-State area to activate the entrepreneurial mindset in young people. If you are in this area and would like to know more, contact RobertP@nfte.com.

New York Metro Advisory Board

Holly Wallace, Chair
Managing Director and Senior Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch
Hellen Bangura
Assistant Vice President, AIS Relationship Management
State Street
Alexander Brown
Corporate Strategy Manager
Pitney Bowes
Emma Felipe, Ph.D
Transformation Leader, Global Business Services, North America
Cheryl Gentry
CEO & Co-Founder
Glow Global Events
Dave Gilboa
Co-CEO & Founder
Warby Parker
Steven Harrison
VP, B2B Marketing
Adam J. Kirsch
Senior Consultant
West Monroe Partners
Shawn Leventhal
Jump In Networks
Karim Moolani
Senior Analyst
Silver Point Capital
Stephen Perry
Michael Portegello
Antuan Santana
Operations & Community Engagement
Microsoft Corporation
Ryan Sobeck
Private Wealth Advisor
Goldman Sachs
Barrett Stokes
VP & Area Managing Director
Sterling National Bank
James W. Uehlinger
Senior Vice President, Region President
Santander Bank, N.A.
Eugenia Vecchio
Attorney & Owner
Eugenia M. Vecchio & Associates
Marc Weill
Financial Services Professional
Two Sigma Investments
Julie Zhang

New York Metro Staff

Peter Johnson
Development Director, Northeast
Robert Piercey
Regional Director, Northeast
Miguel Vazquez
Development Manager, Northeast
Katherine Villacis
Program Associate

NFTE New York Metro Schools and Partners

Academy of Finance and Enterprise High School
Academy of Information Technology & Engineering
BizCamp New York Metro
Bronx Aerospace High School
Bronx Leadership Academy II
Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance
Brooklyn High School of the Arts
Brooklyn Landmark Elementary School
Business of Sports School
Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School
Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School (CASA)
Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark
East River Academy
East Side Community High School
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School
Girl Scouts of Greater NY
Gorton High School
High School for Excellence and Innovation
High School for Economics and Finance
Hill Regional Career High School
Judith Kaye High School
KIPP NYC College Prep High School
Lincoln Center Education
Lincoln High School
Mott Hall Bridges Academy
MS 233 - The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology
New Visions Charter School Advanced Math and Science III
Orange High School
Orange Preparatory Academy
Peekskill High School
PULSE High School
Stamford High School
Startup Summer NY Metro
The Sound School
Thomas A. Edison High School
University Heights High School
University Neighborhood High School
Urban Assembly High School for Applied Math & Science
Urban Assembly School of Design & Construction
Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens
Westbury High School
Westhill High School
Wilber Cross High School
Yonkers Middle/High School