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 experience where students create business solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals


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

Exploring Careers

An introduction to entrepreneurship, laying the groundwork for academic, career, and life success

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

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

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 ZviaS@nfte.com.

New York Metro Advisory Board

Jill Cress
Vice Chair
National Geographic Partners
Hellen Bangura
State Street
Evan Eichhorn
Emma Felipe, Ph.D
Cheryl Gentry
Glow Global Events
Dave Gilboa
Warby Parker
Steven Harrison
Shawn Leventhal
Jump In Networks
James MacGregor
Karim Moolani
Silver Point Capital
Stephen Perry
retired- Xerox
Michael Portegello
Antuan Santana
Microsoft Corporation
Gregory Sauter
Smart City Works
Ryan Sobeck
Goldman Sachs
Barrett Stokes
Sterling National Bank
Eugenia Vecchio
Eugenia M. Vecchio & Associates
Holly Wallace
Merrill Lynch
Marc Weill
Two Sigma Investments

New York Metro Staff

Keith Bardsley
Lead Program Associate
Marah Butler
Lead Program Associate
Laura Fidler
Manager, Programs
Peter Johnson
Development Director
Zvia Schoenberg
Director, Programs
Miguel Vazquez
Lead Development Associate