AboutNFTE Philadelphia Metro

Through a unique combination of high-impact student programs and exceptional teacher training and support, NFTE’s Philadelphia Metro program office provides schools and partners across the Delaware Valley the opportunity to change young lives through entrepreneurship. NFTE has launched thousands of Philadelphia Metro area students 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


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

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

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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Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Metro area and would like to know more, contact TedT@nfte.com.

Philadelphia Metro Advisory Board

Kevin Wolfgang, Chair
President & CEO
Evergreen Apartment Group
David Arena
Founder & CEO
Alcove Media
Philip P. Jaurigue
Sabre Systems, Inc.
Andrew Jordan
Strategic Growth Markets Leader
Milan Patel
Brian Paule
Director of Property Management
The Galman Group
Frances R. Pierce
Chairman and CEO
Data Systems Analysts, Inc
Chuck Sacco
Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Director of the Baiada Institute
Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship, Drexel University
Arlen Shenkman
Adam VeVerka
Managing Director of Business Development
Ira Wallace, MD, MBA
Vice President
Walter Greenblatt & Associates

Philadelphia Metro Staff

Danice Ferguson
Program Manager
Peter Johnson
Development Director, Northeast
John Polk
Director, Programs (interim)
Miguel Vazquez
Lead Development Associate, Northeast