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Young Entrepreneurs

Does Age Matter in Entrepreneurship?

Panos Panay | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business
Panos Panay

We live in a youth obsessed culture. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have replaced rock, film and even sports stars as our modern day pop culture celebrities. And since youth is the currency of celebrity we inevitably assume that entrepreneurship is the provenance of the young.

2013 Empact Showcase: Youthful Entrepreneurs Propel Future of Our Economy

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

The energy in the room was filled with entrepreneurs who are giving it their all to move their companies forward, learn new skills and share experiences with each other.

NFTE's National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge and Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

As if their sky-high ambition and talents weren't enough -- the start-ups also had a social aspect: from donating a portion of all sales to a charity to providing pro bono training courses, these contestants were giving back to their respective communities.

Visiting High Schools in Cambodia as an Entrepreneurship Educator

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.20.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Rallying the world's young entrepreneurs to create wealth and solve problems, and encouraging every young person to consider being capable in financial literacy and entrepreneurship is one of the most important agenda items of our time.

Star NFTE Teacher Eyad Shabaneh Guides Young Entrepreneurs on the West Bank

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

"The hope and confidence that this program can instill in youth from low-income communities is priceless. Entrepreneurship, the ability to coherently organize resources into productive activity, remains the bedrock of healthy economies. The potential here is astounding."

The Impact of Dropping Out, Teen Pregnancy, and Drugs on the Life of a Young Entrepreneur

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Serena's path has been full of struggle, and I want to share her story to help other young adults see the impact of not graduating from school, financial struggle, and drug abuse on even the brightest young entrepreneurs.

Teaching Entrepreneurship in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

A country that had spent decades under the rule of Communist tyranny had rebirthed itself since the 1990s into a dynamic, growing, vibrant entrepreneurial society. The countryside was beautiful.

Before You Consider Crowdfunding: What to Look For in an Investor

Panos Panay | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Panos Panay

Obama's new startup initiative, cleverly titled The JOBS Act, is aimed at boosting the entrepreneurial ecosystem by making startup investing easier. The concern that I have is that in the process it may push too many founders to either seek capital prematurely, or to take money from all comers.

Part II, The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Of the 35 business plans to be displayed on that evening, six of them come to us from the west coast programs in Los Angeles, Fresno and San Francisco. In fact, NFTE Los Angeles has bred three of the past seven winners!

The Road to Nationals: How NFTE Graduates Around the Country Are Getting Ready for October 3rd

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

On October 3rd, at The Times Center in New York City, 39 students representing 35 businesses from around the country will contend for top honors and for the chance to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes to help bring their business ideas to life or advance their education.

NFTE and NYCEDC Pioneer in Building Tech Entrepreneurship Program for High School Students

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.17.2013 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Last Tuesday, nine teams of high school students demoed mobile app prototypes and pitched business ideas to a panel of tech-industry experts as a part of the semi-final round of competition in this year's NYC Generation Tech program.

How This 13-Year-Old Made $100,000

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 09.16.2013 | Small Business

What were you doing at thirteen years old? Probably nothing, maybe some sports. But not Nicholas Pinto. The 13-year-old from Cranford, N.J., last ...

Young Entrepreneurs: Why I Find Hope Among Them

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

Young entrepreneurs bring something very special to the innovation market. What do you think that is? Is it their naïveté, their enthusiasm or their boundless energy? It is all of these things and more.

Derek Sivers Spills the Beans

Lauren Rotman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
Lauren Rotman

Originally a musician, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. In 2008, he sold it for $22 million, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.

Why You Should Stop Making Excuses and Start Doing Cool Sh*t

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Let me tell you just a few reasons why Miki Agrawal, whom I met through the inspirational Summit Series community, is a firecracker of a human being and one of my personal heroines.

Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace

Randy Hain | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

It doesn't require a radical makeover of our beliefs, values and organizational structures to prepare Gen Y for leadership. They view the world differently, but so did we at the beginning of our careers.

The Final Frontier: Ashish J. Thakkar Empowers Africa's Young Entrepreneurs

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Marissa Bronfman

It is not this self-made, serial entrepreneur's many business accomplishments that first moved me -- though they are undeniably impressive -- but his commitment to empowering Africa's young men and women.

The Top Five Things I've Learned in Two Months as an Entrepreneur

Azeem Khan | Posted 09.25.2013 | Small Business
Azeem Khan

Two months ago I was applying to medical schools, working at a great biotech company and had every intention to stay on that track. Fast forward two months; I've written off medical school, quit my job, and am a co-founder on an app called Supshot.

Things I've Learned As an Entrepreneur

Cat Carlos | Posted 09.17.2013 | Small Business
Cat Carlos

Starting my own company at the age of 25 has taught me a lot. I've learned a lot about working with people, business partners, my strengths and weaknesses and much more.

Career Advice for the Clueless

Robert Hatta | Posted 09.07.2013 | Small Business
Robert Hatta

Admit that you are clueless. And it's perfectly OK. Hell, it turns out that your brain is still developing and will continue to do so well into your twenties.

Interview With the Street Rapper Nazz

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

His sales manner was so confident and he had three people in his employ, so I was intrigued. Here was a young entrepreneurial artist who created four jobs.

7 Sizzling Entrepreneurs Under 40 (2013)

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.18.2013 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Continuing in last year's tradition, here are seven amazing young entrepreneurs who are following their dreams in the fields of fashion, media and entertainment, personal and professional development, philanthropy, and fitness.

ADORABLE: Kids' Kool Idea Leads To Food Truck Business

Commercial Appeal | Jennifer Biggs | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices

Jaden Wheeler and Amaya Selmon are the youngest owners of a food truck in Memphis, and by a few critical years. Neither is yet a teenager. The brothe...

NFTE New York Metro Regional Business Plan Semi-Finals

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.10.2013 | New York
Steve Mariotti

My heart beat in excitement as I watched each presenter. Their mastery of business concepts and understanding of their market opportunities amazed me.

Teen Raises $46,000 For Awesome Bike Invention (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.11.2013 | Teen

When Tyler Hadzicki was in middle school, he had an idea for a science fair project to make "a better bike." Now, according to ABC 10 News, the 17-yea...