Chelsea Clinton, Author and Vice-Chair of the Clinton Foundation and Troy Carter, Founder and CEO of Atom Factory To Address and Inspire Youth at Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Global Showcase March 30th in New York City
The evening will celebrate global young entrepreneurs and enterprising educators
NEW YORK, NY (March 7, 2016) – The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – the 27 year-old international non-profit that teaches the entrepreneurial mindset to youth in under-resourced communities – announced today that Chelsea Clinton, Author and Vice-Chair of the Clinton Foundation and Troy Carter, Founder and CEO of Atom Factory will speak at the 2016 NFTE Global Showcase, presented by MasterCard, on March 30th in New York City.
“We’re beyond delighted to have Chelsea Clinton and Troy Carter – two leaders who have helped inspire and create change– share their stories and insights with our entrepreneurship alumni,” said Shawn Osborne, President and CEO of NFTE. “I am confident they will motivate the young people in NFTE to follow their great examples and continue to think like entrepreneurs, seize control of their futures and invest in helping others.”
Clinton serves as Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, which convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. .
Clinton is also the recent author of It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going – a book for young readers which explores some of the biggest challenges facing our world today and inspires young people to make a difference in their own communities and around the globe.
“Empowering young people to be entrepreneurs empowers them to have a positive impact in their own lives and their communities. Entrepreneurial skills are at the core of the work NFTE has been engaged in for decades,” notes Chelsea Clinton. “I’m excited to celebrate NFTE’s most innovative young entrepreneurs and extraordinary teachers from across the globe and to learn from them about how they are making the world a better place.”
Joining Clinton at the NFTE Global Showcase will be entrepreneur, investor, and talent manager Troy Carter, the founder and CEO of Atom Factory, a diversified entertainment company with roots in music, media and technology. Troy feeds his passion for culture and technology through his Cross Culture fund, with 80+ investments in early stage startups – including Spotify, DropBox, Uber, Warby Parker, and Lyft. In 2015, he launched Smashd.co, a digital platform to inspire Millennials, entrepreneurs and tech enthusiast by amplifying the art of hustle.
“Success can be achieved through opportunity and hustle. When we offer opportunities and teach the entrepreneurial mindset to young people, we are helping them build better futures for themselves and for society,” said Troy Carter. “And that’s why I’m thrilled to join NFTE in helping these students develop their entrepreneurial skill set.”
The 2016 NFTE Global Showcase will bring the most promising young NFTE alumni (Global Young Entrepreneurs of 2016) and inspirational teachers (Global Enterprising Educators of 2016) to New York. The global leaders include teachers and students from 7 nations including Singapore, Mexico, and Israel. In total, 25 students with 20 businesses as well as 20 teachers will be honored.
“If anyone wondered where tomorrow’s visionaries and business leaders will come from, this event helps answer the question,” said Ron Garrow, chief human resources officer for MasterCard and vice chair of the NFTE board of directors. “This celebration of students, teachers and mentors demonstrates the potential of what entrepreneurial thinking brings in developing more powerful, inclusive communities.”
The 2015 Showcase featured Sara Blakely, the entrepreneur founder of Spanx, the billion dollar apparel company.
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’s work focuses in under-resourced communities, providing students the skills to recognize and act on opportunities in the world. NFTE has taught 600,000 young people with programs in 23 locations in 10 countries. To learn more, visit: http://www.nfte.com, like NFTE on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/NFTE, or follow us on Twitter at @NFTE
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