Entrepreneurship in Education Series: Steve Mariotti, The Man Who Started the Movement

As the Founder of the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) Steve Mariotti is widely recognized as the world’s leading advocate for entrepreneurship education. In this webinar, Steve will discuss how a life-threatening experience led to the creation of the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to entrepreneurship education. 

At NFTE, Mariotti led teams that raised more than $150 million over 26 years and served more than 1 million at-risk youth globally, including 12 countries, and 17  American regions. Steve has been profiled in The New York Times, Fox News, MSNBC, the Wall Street Journal, etc. He wrote groundbreaking entrepreneurship textbooks for high school and junior college, and the popular Young Entrepreneur’s Guide to Starting and Running a Business (Random House 2000, 2014).

Mariotti has received numerous awards including the Bernard A. Goldhirsh Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the National Director’s Entrepreneurship Award from the Minority Business Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, the Association of Education Publishers’ Golden Lamp Award, the ACE/Currie Foundation Humanitarian Venture Award, and America’s Top High School Business Teacher. In June 2010, the math curriculum he created for NFTE was voted Best in Category for High School Students by the Association of Educational Publishers. Mariotti was recently named the Entrepreneur of the decade by IAOTP.

Mariotti has been an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations for 15 years. He has been a regular at the World Economic Forum for 9 years, where he, Daniel Rubuzzi, and three other educators presented their landmark policy paper “Educating the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs.”

Watch the recording below.