MORE THAN 400 HIGH SCHOOL ENTREPRENEURS MEET AT BABSON FOR NFTE NEW ENGLAND’S YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE

Minute to Pitch It Competition challenges young entrepreneurs to present business ideas in just 60 seconds.

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Today at Babson College, more than 400 high school entrepreneurs ─ from Lowell, Lawrence, Malden, Chelsea, Boston, Framingham, Quincy, and New Bedford Massachusetts and Providence, R.I. ─ are participating in the annual day-long Youth Entrepreneurship Conference sponsored by Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) New England.

The NFTE New England Conference is the largest regional one of its kind to help encourage youth entrepreneurship within low-income neighborhoods.

One of this year’s highlight events is the Minute To Pitch It Competition when more than 80 young entrepreneurs will present their business ideas in just 60 seconds to an audience of local business owners, executives, entrepreneurs, students and educators.

The NFTE Youth Entrepreneurship Conference workshops and events will also include:

  • Business Plan Coaching
  • College Admissions 101 - Babson College 
  • Hack-A-Thon Creative Problem-Solving Session
  • The Art of Dreaming ( to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit)
  • Prepare, Afford, Succeed: Financial Education
  • Presentation Skills
  • A Personal Journey ─  discussion with Rodney Walker star of TEN9EIGHT and Founder, Forever Life Music and Video Productions
  • Your Financial Future - Bank of America

About NFTE New England

Since opening its doors in 1991, NFTE New England has reached more than 13,000 students from low-income communities with entrepreneurship education programs. NFTE’s mission is 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. For more information contact Jennifer Green or call 781 239 5863.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™ . The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.


By Barbara Spies Blair, blairb@babson.edu, 781-239-4621 | 01/10/2014 06:00