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Students Compete in the NFTE Chicago Area Finals!

By May 20, 2019 August 12th, 2019 No Comments

NFTE Chicago area finals are TOMORROW! Three young entrepreneurs moved on from the quarter and semi-final rounds to continue to compete for a chance to win seed money for their business and head to nationals this fall! NFTE is an organization that teaches to mindset in thousands of schools and communities across the world. Sarah Strackhouse News brings us the story!

SOME STUDENTS IN THE CHICAGO AREA ARE PRESENTING THEIR IDEAS CREATING SOLUTIONS TO REAL WORLD PROBLEMS.

THE NFTE, OR NETWORK FOR TEACHING ENTREPRENEURSHIP, PROJECT-BASED CURRICULUM TAKES A STUDENT FROM AN IDEA, TO A BUSINESS PLAN, TO A PITCH CHALLENGE, WHERE THEY CAN EVENTUALLY WIN SEED MONEY FOR THEIR BUSINESS AND QUALIFY FOR THE NATIONAL COMPETITION.

THE NFTE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON THE ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET AND IS NOW IN THOUSANDS OF PUBLIC, PRIVATE, AND CHARTER SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

STUDENTS SAYS NFTE HAS GIVEN THEM THAT AND MORE.

"The elevator pitch was my first time ever really nervous and stuttering and then growing up and confidence and believing in myself it got easier," says one NFTE student. "Growing up in Chicago, I never spoke in front of more than like five people, I never had to voice my opinion loud cause I really didn’t people cared so doing this it made me realize people are listening and hearing my opinion, so it made me feel good."

THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN QUARTER AND SEMI FINAL ROUNDS PITCHING TO JUDGES WHO RANGE FROM ENTREPRENEURS THEMSELVES TO EXECUTIVES WHO SAY THESE STUDENTS ARE INCREDIBLE.

THE THREE WINNERS FROM THE CHICAGO AREA EVENT WILL GO ON TO THE REGIONAL FINALS MAY 21ST, THEN THOSE WINNERS ADVANCE TO NATIONAL FINALS IN New York CITY OCTOBER 16TH.

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