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Quick Facts

Below you'll find some interesting facts about NFTE and its operations around the world.

1.1M+ young people impacted since NFTE’s founding

$19.4M annual budget

70 Staff

NFTE was founded in 1987 by New York City entrepreneur turned high school teacher, Steve Mariotti.

Headquartered in New York City, NFTE operates programs across the Unites States through a network of local offices in Baltimore/Washington Metro, Bay Area, Chicago Metro, Florida, Los Angeles Metro, New England, New York Metro, North Texas, Philadelphia Metro, and St. Louis Metro. Find out more about our program offices.

NFTE also operates programs via 8 international partners in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. Find out more about our partners across the globe.

NFTE’s high-school curriculum has received several prestigious awards, including the 2002 Golden Lamp Award and the 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award for Math Grades 9–12, both awarded by the Association of Education Publishers.

Student Demographics

As the entrepreneurship community recognizes the need for greater inclusivity, NFTE is laying the groundwork for a new generation of diverse entrepreneurs.


Research & Reports

As the world leader in youth entrepreneurship education, NFTE has a deep commitment to understanding our own impact and providing knowledge and resources to mobilize a community to create the entrepreneurial generation. See our On Ramp to Opportunity report (December 2017) and our latest whitepaper Measuring Entrepreneurial Mindset in Youth (November 2018).

Recent Press Releases

June 18, 2019
Eight Educators Advance to Final Round in 2019 NFTE Model Teacher Challenge
June 6, 2019
Four Teams of Young Entrepreneurs Awarded Top Prizes in Spring 2019 NFTE World Series of Innovation
April 8, 2019
NFTE Announces Executive Leadership Change
March 22, 2019
NFTE, Babson College and EY Convene Region’s Largest Youth Entrepreneurship Summit
January 31, 2019
Young Innovators Win Top Awards in NFTE’s Fall 2018 World Series of Innovation Challenges
November 28, 2018
NFTE Releases New Research on Measuring Entrepreneurial Thinking in Young People
November 14, 2018
NFTE Convenes Panel on Future of Work at UN Event and Releases New Research on Entrepreneurial Mindset
October 14, 2018
18-Year-Old Entrepreneur from LA Wins 2018 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge
September 25, 2018
EY Announces 3-Year Commitment to Help NFTE Launch the Entrepreneurial Generation
July 12, 2018
Miami Educator Wins Cash Prize in NFTE Model Teacher Challenge
April 16, 2018
2017-18 NFTE World Series of Innovation Winners Announced
March 23, 2018
The World’s Top Young Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship Teachers Recognized at NFTE’s 2018 Global Showcase
March 22, 2018
NFTE Joins NAFTrack Certification
October 19, 2017
18 year old from Charleston, SC wins $10,000 Grand Prize in nation’s top student entrepreneur competition
October 19, 2017
2017 NFTE World Series of Innovation, Presented by The Moody’s Foundation, calls young innovators to help solve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
June 22, 2017
NFTE receives $4.5 million grant from the Citi Foundation as part of Pathways to Progress global expansion
March 23, 2017
NFTE Showcases World’s Top Young Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship Teachers of 2017
February 25, 2016
NFTE Announces a $10 Million Gift from The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation

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