Startup Tech – The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship

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Program Category: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 7 - 8, and 9 - 12

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    Startup Tech Intro is a blended learning tech-entrepreneurship course that asks students to identify ways to improve their world and to build marketable digital solutions using MIT App Inventor. Students create an original app that addresses a community need, develop a corresponding original abbreviated business plan and marketing materials, and present in a Startup Showcase expo for the chance to win funding and publicity.


    Organization Name: The Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship
    Organization Street Address: 2401 Walnut Street
    Organization City, State, Zip: Suite 102
    Organization Phone Number: 267-969-2347
    Short Description of Organization:

    NFTE empowers youth to approach the world with an innovator's eye and a founder's grit, not only through the NFTE course but for the rest of their lives.

    Program Street Address: 2401 Walnut Street
    Program Phone Number: 267-969-2347
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: No


    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: Yes
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Computer Science
    • Other
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): Workforce Development
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes


    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • West Philadelphia
    • Roxborough-Manayunk
    • Near Northeast Philadelphia
    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply): During school


    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: Between 5 and 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • 7th - 8th grade
    • 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    • Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Caucasian
    • Asian
    • Native American
    • Middle Eastern
    • Multi-Ethnic
    • Other
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 76-100%
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Groups only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)
    If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:

    Our programs are taught by certified teachers and are modifiable to accommodate many students with special needs.


    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: No we travel to sites and students.


    Please place your additional comments in the section below.:

    Our program professionally develops already hired teachers within low income schools and districts. If you are interested in becoming a NFTE Startup Tech teacher or are a school leader at a school that would like to incorporate our programming, please reach out!


    Please select the applicable categories: Fee Structure, Free, Grade Level, 7 - 8, and 9 - 12
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