The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE DC Region) invites you to help us celebrate our area’s young entrepreneurs and future leaders who Dare to Dream.
Stories matter. Perspectives matter. Each one of us has a story of how entrepreneurship changed our lives and family trajectory. Perhaps it was a relative who came to this country or our first paper route. Come be inspired by the stories of NFTE students, top entrepreneurs in our ecosystem who Dare to Dream and who enter NFTE classrooms, and certified entrepreneurship teachers. What is your story?
NFTE DC Region's 15th Annual Dare to Dream Gala is one of Washington, DC's largest and most exciting networking events that supports youth entrepreneurship.
Guests will have the opportunity to network with 800 top entrepreneurs and business leaders from the region, purchase products and services made by NFTE students during the Youth Entrepreneur Showcase, and enjoy an inspirational dinner and awards ceremony celebrating entrepreneurship.
The purpose of the dinner is to raise funds to provide entrepreneurship education to over 900 youth from low-income communities in the metropolitan Washington, DC area and train high school teachers to deliver our specially tailored, practical business curriculum to students in their schools.
5:30pm - Networking Reception and Youth Entrepreneur Showcase
During this time, Gala attendees will have the opportunity to purchase products and services from the student-run businesses while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7pm - Gala Dinner and Award Ceremony
Locally Grown Honorees:
- Jim Bognet – Bognet Construction
- Cynthia Castillo – CSSI, Inc.
- Peter Corbett – iStrategyLabs and DCWEEK
- Heidi Kallett – Dandelion Patch
- E. Davon Kelly – Novad Consulting
- Tien Wong – Lore Systems
9pm - Youth Entrepreneur Showcase Reopens
Tickets & Sponsorships: www.daretodreamdc.org
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's (www.nfte.com) 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.