Five of NFTE North Texas’ top young entrepreneurs have qualified for nationals and are headed to the final rounds of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge this fall:
Katelyn Patane, age 18, of Nimitz High School. Katelyn’s business, Kate’s Touch, makes a belt that is specifically designed to only fit around the back portion of the body. It is an adjustable suspender-type accessory for those who don’t like wearing belts but who want to keep their pants up. They can come in different colors to match your outfit.
Yorlene Bonilla, age 15, and Maria Borjas, age 16, of P-TECH Seagoville. Their business, L&M Cultural Box, is a unique subscription box service. In today’s world, many people, young and old, only know what they see on social media, on TV, in movies, or in the classroom. L&M Cultural Boxes will provide subscribers with the opportunity to experience a new and different culture every quarter by appealing to a variety of senses: tasty snacks, eye appealing pictures, cultural music, scented shells, and hands on crafts.
Anne Johnston, 16, of Dallas, TX, and Abel Del Fierro, 15, of Balch Springs, TX. Their business, Seat Buddy, is a portable chair that can be brought to stadiums or open fields. Seat Buddy allows customers to cool down or heat up in their own chair, making it easier to sit outdoors for sports games or concerts.