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Entrepreneurship Education

NFTE Teacher Training -- The Key to the Replication of Entrepreneurial Education, Part 1: Standardizing the Lessons Plans

Steve Mariotti | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

What is the key of replicating an idea in youth work? I believe it is teacher training. To start training others you need to get your top teachers to standardize the best lessons and put them into an order that makes sense.

Why Good Companies Fail

Lili Balfour | Posted 04.22.2013 | Small Business
Lili Balfour

One of the top reasons companies fail is that they run out of money. That seems easy to avoid, right? Oddly enough, many entrepreneurs do not have clarity around their revenue sources and even fewer have a strong grasp of their operational costs.

From Participant to Entrepreneur Facilitator -- YouthBiz Evolution to a Entrepreneurial Powerhouse

YouthBiz | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact

I remember walking through YouthBiz's doors in my idea of proper interview attire. Nerves controlled the jitters in my hands and the sweat on my brow. Smiling faces soon eased some of those nerves, and then I experienced something life changing.

Dream Big, Fail Fast, But Don't Ever Stop Trying

YouthBiz | Posted 04.21.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif We learn best by doing, by experiencing, by erring, then dusting ourselves off and trying again, working tirelessly to avoid the mistakes we've just endured. This, too, is the over-arching philosophy of entrepreneurs the world over, young and old alike.

A Social Justice Approach to Entrepreneurship Education

YouthBiz | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif Teaching our youth how to value rejection for what we can learn from it and to master the art of failing fast so that they can succeed faster solidifies a sense of personal power so deep that few hardships or struggles will uproot them.

Entrepreneurs Experience - Do It and Learn It

Steve Blank | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Steve Blank

I came to the Lean LaunchPad Educators Program 2 ½-day workshop to learn from the best in the business of entrepreneurship education.

Is Entrepreneurship Dead in America?

Marc Joseph | Posted 04.07.2013 | Small Business
Marc Joseph

These are challenging economic times. A third of all start-ups fail within the first two years and 60 percent are doomed to fail by the fourth year. Who in their right mind would play these odds, especially during these financially uncertain times?

Building a Better Life With Entrepreneurship -- An Emerging Entrepreneur Story

YouthBiz | Posted 04.07.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif For Moo Moo, participating in YouthBiz's Emerging Entrepreneurs program is akin to a dress rehearsal for the life she is working to create.

Entrepreneurship, The Political Bridge to everywhere.

YouthBiz | Posted 04.03.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAfter what felt like a life time (10 years) in the political arena, I can vouch for America's frustration with political parties, bickering and the never ending battle of the sound bite.

Basketball, Business and an Aspiring Entrepreneur's Story

YouthBiz | Posted 04.01.2013 | Impact

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gifAspiring Entrepreneurs is designed to help urban youth discover and develop their life-long entrepreneurial potential by concentrating on the building blocks of success.

Some Educational Issues in Youth Entrepreneurship: Intellectual Property and Ownership Splits

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Here's a new challenge: Try explaining intellectual property to young people who have been downloading pirated movies and music since they first encountered computers.

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.