AboutNFTE St. Louis Metro

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


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
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

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
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

St Louis 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 St. Louis area and would like to know more, contact ChynaB@nfte.com.

St Louis Metro Advisory Board

Patricia Hagen, Ph.D, Co-Chair
Executive Director
Kevin Wilson, Co-Chair
Small Business Development Center at University of Missouri
Mark Bini
VP, New Solutions
Express Scripts
Byron Caskey
Financial Advisor
Wells Fargo
Maxine Clark
Founder & Chair
Clark-Fox Foundation
Laura Gardner
HS Manager
Saint Louis University
Sandra Marks
SVP, Office of Government and Community Affairs
Art McCoy, Ph.D
Superintendent of Schools
Jennings School District
Chris Moore
Jesse Sanders
Director IT
Jason Shupp
Owner & President
Ferguson Roofing
Gary VonderHaar

St Louis Metro Staff

Chyna Bowen
Regional Senior Manager
Jane Walsh
VP, Development

NFTE St. Louis Metro Schools and Partners

Every Child's Hope High School
Girls Inc. of St. Louis
Jennings Junior High School
Jennings Senior High School
McCluer High School
McCluer North High School
McCluer South Berkley
NFTE St. Louis
Normandy High School
Normandy Middle School
St. Louis Science Center (YES)