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 entrepreneurship experience that challenges students to develop innovative solutions aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Online
Venture

An online entrepreneurship experience that guides students through the process of building their own virtual business using a food truck scenario

Online
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

Students taking Entrepreneurship 1 are prepared to enter a series of local and national pitch competitions where they can win seed capital for business or 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

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
CEO
Sabre Systems, Inc.
Andrew Jordan
Strategic Growth Markets Leader
EY
Milan Patel
CEO
Inspiroz
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
CEO
SAP
Adam VeVerka
Managing Director of Business Development
NewSpring
Ira Wallace, MD, MBA
Vice President
Walter Greenblatt & Associates

Philadelphia Metro Staff

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

NFTE Philadelphia Metro Schools and Partners

Abraham Lincoln High School
Alliance For Progress Charter School
Belmont Charter High School
Camden Big Picture Learning Academy
Camden High School
Design Thinking Academy
El Centro de Estudiantes
Esparanza Charter School
Franklin Learning Center
George Washington High School (SDP)
Girard College
Global Leadership Academy
Global Leadership Academy Southwest
Kensington Business High School
Lansdale Catholic High School
Liguori Academy
Murrell Dobbins Career and Technical
Newark High School
Northeast High School
Olney High School
One Bright Day
Our Mother of Consolation
Penn Hills Charter School of Entrepreneurship
People For People Charter School
Philadelphia Youth Network
Propel Schools Andrew Street High School
Propel Schools Braddock Hills High School
Roxborough High School
Shue-Medill Middle School
Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School
St. James School
TECH Freire Charter School
Woodrow Wilson High School (CCSD)