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Entrepreneurship Education

Rasul, Pizarro, Purvis Pitch at Startup Summer Investment Panel Competition and Make First Sale

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Year two of SUS kicked off in late June 2012. The studentsdove deep into the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. In addition to completing business plans, students accomplished one of the hardest things in the business world -- making their first sale.

Entrepreneurs, Born or Made?

YouthBiz | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifI've been doing this work for a decent amount of time -- long enough to see my youngest participants graduate from college -- and throughout the years I am often asked the same question. Are entrepreneurs born or made?

From Foster Care to Yale: Why Doctor King Mattered to Me

Rodney Walker | Posted 03.26.2013 | Black Voices
Rodney Walker

Dr. King's emphasis on self-reliance and empowerment for low-income people made it possible for someone like me to start a small business. My new dream is to build a business that will solve a problem in my community while creating jobs for people.

NYC Generation Tech: A Breakthrough in Youth Entrepreneurship and Technology Education

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.25.2013 | Education
Steve Mariotti

For parents and educators, the rapidly developing world of technology is enough to make one's head spin. However, for the younger generation, learning how technology works and finding a business niche is the gold rush of their time.

The Youth Are Watching -- Do You Believe in Them?

YouthBiz | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifWe believe the practice of entrepreneurship delivers critical life-long outcomes for youth including increased income, increased relevancy to academic content, increased resiliency and positive risk taking skills, and increased connection to community.

NFTE in Europe - Fighting Dangerous Levels of Youth Unemployment With Entrepreneurship Education

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.20.2013 | World
Steve Mariotti

Youth unemployment is one of the biggest problems in the world. Its impact is particularly evident in Europe. I believe youth entrepreneurship education can bring these horrible unemployment rates down.

Start Up Math: A Pioneering Program Leveraging Youth Entrepreneurship to Improve Mathematics Proficiency

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.19.2013 | Education
Steve Mariotti

While entrepreneurship is an interesting and often appealing concept to youth because it speaks to their ability to make money, successful entrepreneurship is a farfetched reality if students cannot add, subtract, multiply or divide.

2013 Predictions in Entrepreneurship

Diana Kander | Posted 03.16.2013 | Small Business
Diana Kander

The holiday decorations are all put away, you've survived another big visit from the family, and you're already a little behind on your new year's resolutions. But you can be excited about 2013's prospects for both your startup and the entrepreneurship ecosystem as a whole.

KidZania: A Wonderland for Kids and Their Families

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.05.2013 | Education
Steve Mariotti

I've seen a lot of education programs in my 32-year career as an educator. I thought I had seen it all -- that is, until I visited Mexico City in early December of this year.

Part 1: Use It Up, Wear It Out or Do Without

Paul Wisenthal | Posted 02.26.2013 | Impact
Paul Wisenthal

At a time when the United States' declining share of global college graduates threatens our country's future economic competitiveness, Diana Davis Spencer is reversing this trend.

Reflections of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Thriving in China

Amy Rosen | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business
Amy Rosen

On the streets it was apparent that capitalism is booming, and the stores and workers all told a story. It was a reminder of the dire need for NFTE and our work to ignite young peoples' entrepreneurial mindset.

Should You Consider an Entrepreneurship Degree?

Brazen Life | Posted 01.26.2013 | College
Brazen Life

Think of all the different variations on how an entrepreneur can found a business -- how much of that do you think is possible to pack into a four-year degree?

FounderBus: On the Road to Success

Tim Williams | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Tim Williams

It sounds like a cross between TV's Coach Trip and The Apprentice -- throw a group of strangers on a bus and watch them come up with a business idea in just a few days.

Startup Communities Across the Country

Donna Harris | Posted 10.19.2012 | Small Business
Donna Harris

As a nation, there is no greater lever we can pull than helping more companies get started and scale more successfully in whatever community they decide to call home.

The Entrepreneur and Fear: An Argument for Entrepreneurial Education, Part 2

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.11.2012 | Money
Steve Mariotti

The paralysis of financial fear can be life-destroying. But, utilized in a positive way, fear can create a heightened sense of awareness, be a motivator and instill determination leading to success.

Lessons in Entrepreneurship

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business
Shruti Eva Saini

Being a first mover is only advantageous to the extent that your product and service meets an unmet or existing need better than current offerings and creates a loyal consumer base quickly, whether via network effects or brand adhesion.

Five 1M/1M Ambassadors Win Scholarships

Sramana Mitra | Posted 11.17.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During last week's roundtable, we started the session by celebrating five of our high performing ambassadors.

Entrepreneurship Education Is Not Just for the Collegiate Anymore

Mandy Graessle | Posted 11.13.2012 | Impact
Mandy Graessle

Business education can positively impact every child in America -- no matter their station, their age, their perceived difference.

Attention, FinTech Entrepreneurs!

Sramana Mitra | Posted 10.24.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

The contest is focused on financial technology entrepreneurs, and TradeKing, an online brokerage, will be awarding 12 1M/1M scholarships, picked from 20 finalists, to entrepreneurs who are developing apps on their platform.

NFTE Solutions: A Pioneering Entrepreneurial Group Business Program for Low-Income Youth

Steve Mariotti | Posted 10.21.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

My fundamental belief remains that the craft of small-business ownership holds the solution to creating sustainable employment for young people, particularly those in marginalized economic scenarios.

Fighting Youth Joblessness With Owner-Entrepreneurship Education

Young Entrepreneur Council | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Young Entrepreneur Council

Owner-entrepreneurship education empowers young people to make well-informed decisions about their future, whether they choose to become entrepreneurs or not.

Spotlight on Western Massachusetts

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.16.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During today's roundtable, we turned the spotlight on Western Massachusetts, spanning the Northampton-Amherst area and the home of Smith College (my undergraduate alma mater), Amherst College, UMass, Mt. Holyoke and Hampshire College.

First Impressions: Angel Investing in India, Part 2

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

As I sat listening to the divergent views emerging among the entrepreneurs, it was clear to me that while some felt they were held back by the cultural expectations of women, others were moving forward with conviction.

The Challenge Of Navigating Long Sales Cycles

Sramana Mitra | Posted 09.05.2012 | Small Business
Sramana Mitra

During today's roundtable, we had five presenters discussing a wide range of businesses.

First Impressions: Angel Investing In India, Part 1

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

We were encouraged by the open discussion and the expressed expectation of rapid growth even though the entrepreneurial market is nascent in India. This was the first of several meetings we had in New Delhi, but the perception of the challenges and opportunities was beginning to take shape.