The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship today hosts its regional semi-final round for the “Business Plan Competition,” a competition that highlights students’ original business plans.
The winners of the semi-finals will advance to Thursday’s regional finals competition, where winners will advance to New York City to compete in the program’s nationals competition.
According to NFTE, the student participants “have created and honed business plans based on original ideas, and will present them to a panel of distinguished judges made up of local entrepreneurs and business leaders.” The business plans demonstrate the students’ hard work throughout the school year.
NFTE is a program designed to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.
NFTE DC Region opened in 1994 and has educated more than 22,700 students from low-income communities through its entrepreneurship programs.
Through these competitions, young people are able to relate what they learn in the classroom to the real world and potentially improve academic performance.
NFTE also offers monthly open-table discussions, youth entrepreneurs showcases and entrepreneur workshops.