Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship - Start it Up

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is an organisation that provides educational opportunities in business to underserved high school students, teaching them the attitudes, skills and behaviours they need to succeed academically, personally and professionally.

United States
Impact indicators


  • NFTE has reached more than 700,000 young people around the world since it was founded.  



  • 83% of NFTE alumni want to start their own business.

  • One in four alumni have started at least one business after finishing a NFTE programme.

  • 80% of alumni are in college or have graduated from college.

  • 90% of alumni feel that their NFTE course contributed to their knowledge, skills, and personal development.


Steve Mariotti.