June 07, 2022 13:01 ET | Source: Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE)
New York, New York, UNITED STATES
DALLAS, June 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Imagine participating in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition as a young person, winning funds to further your business—and advancing from a regional program to a national event.
Three students were awarded $1,500 each for their winning business ideas, which they presented in a showcase sponsored by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) South Region. These young entrepreneurs will take their businesses to New York in mid-October to vie for the title of National Champion and prizes from a pool of $18,000.
The NFTE South winners are:
“Young people are changing the world—there is no question about it. We are so proud of every student and their commitment to entrepreneurship,” said Dr. J.D. LaRock, CEO of NFTE. “Each young entrepreneur’s innovative idea signifies an opportunity to address key challenges facing communities around the globe. We activate the entrepreneurial mindset in young people, and this is critical to growing businesses, economies, and communities.”
The participating students presented their businesses to a distinguished panel that included:
The NFTE South Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge took place on June 2, 2022 at the UNT Dallas Student Center Campus Hall and was presented EY and UNT Dallas, with associate support from the Citi Foundation and Mary Kay Inc.
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a global nonprofit organization that provides high-quality entrepreneurship education to middle and high school students from under-resourced communities, as well as programs for college students and adults. NFTE reaches 50,000+ students annually in 25 states across the U.S. and offers programs in 18 additional countries. We have educated more than a million students through in-school, out-of-school, college, and summer camp programs, offered in person and online. To learn more about how we are promoting inclusive capitalism and building the next generation of diverse entrepreneurs, visit www.nfte.com.