More than 500 High School Students Share & Learn at New England’s largest Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

WELLESLEY (MA) March 10, 2016 – More than 500 student entrepreneurs from NFTE New England classes will gather at Babson College on March 16 to learn and network with hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs at the 10th Annual NFTE New England Youth Entrepreneurship Conference.

NFTE New England’s Youth Entrepreneurship Conference engages more than 100 volunteers from thirty national, regional and local business as coaches for the 500 student entrepreneurs who will work on their presentation skills, participate in the Moody’s Innovation Challenge and hear from keynote speakers Tracy Noonan and Dani Vilagie of Wicked Good Cupcakes.

“We are thrilled to support NFTE’s 10th Annual Youth Entrepreneurship Conference with nearly a dozen representatives from Vistage volunteering their time and expertise” said Dan Guglielmo, Vistage Chair and Advisory Board Member, NFTE New England. “The work NFTE does, inspiring young people to pursue their entrepreneurial passions, aligns perfectly with our values at Vistage and we look forward to seeing the students learn and grow.”

“The generosity of the New England community to help our students learn how to think and act like entrepreneurs is outstanding,” said Julie Nations, Director of NFTE New England. “The Youth Entrepreneurship Conference is a landmark event and a valuable opportunity for our students, teachers, corporate partners and volunteers to learn and celebrate together.”

Who:              More than 500 NFTE entrepreneurship students, 100 community volunteers from 30 partner businesses and organizations

What:             10th Annual NFTE New England Youth Entrepreneurship Conference

Where:           Babson College, Webster Athletic Center, 231 Forest Street, Babson Park, MA

When:            Wednesday, March 16, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Why:              Learning, engagement and networking for NFTE entrepreneurship students

For more information about the NFTE New England Youth Entrepreneurship Conference or to arrange interviews with students, teachers, staff or business leaders, contact Manager of Programs Jennifer Green at (617) 388-2008 or Director Julie Nations at (617) 835-3958.

About Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship

Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is an international nonprofit that activates the entrepreneurial mindset in young people and builds their knowledge about business startup. Students acquire the entrepreneurial mindset (e.g., innovation, self-reliance, comfort with smart risk), alongside business, STEM, and presentation skills—equipping them to drive their best futures in the 21st Century. NFTE focuses its work on under-resourced communities with programs in 23 locations in 10 countries. To learn more, visit http://www.nfte.com, like NFTE on Facebook athttp://www.Facebook.com/NFTE, or follow us on Twitter at @NFTE.