Young Minds Challenge @ World Series of Innovation

Impacting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, NFTE has opened its World Series of Innovation challenge and is seeking young individuals to submit ideas to solve the biggest issues of society. Learn more about the challenge and your chance at $1800 below.


About NFTE:

NFTE activates the entrepreneurial mindset and builds startup skills in youth from under-resourced communities to ensure their success and to create a more vibrant society. NFTE offers schools and partners a unique combination of high-impact student programs with exceptional teacher training and support. The result? Entrepreneurship changes the lives of young people.

NFTE’s Pathway begins by igniting the imagination then takes students through the journey of creating and refining an original business concept. Students are guided by NFTE’s expert Entrepreneurial Teacher Corps, and supported by the entrepreneurs and business leaders who volunteer as classroom speakers, field trip hosts, business plan coaches, and competition judges.

For many students, the highlight of their NFTE experience is taking the stage in NFTE’s renowned business plan competition series, but no matter where they are on the Pathway, NFTE students earn recognition of the skills and concepts they are mastering, and advanced students ultimately have the opportunity to earn the first-ever industry-recognized credential to certify entrepreneurial mindset and startup skills.

The Opportunity:

NFTE's World Series of Innovation invites young people to get involved in solving the biggest challenges facing humanity today and help advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Interested individuals pick a challenge based on an SDG, brainstorm ideas through rapid ideation, and submit ideas to competition dashboard.

Explore the nine sustainability-themed innovation challenges in this competition cycle and see what grabs your interest.

  • Stronger Communities Challenge

  • Clean Energy Challenge

  • Gender Equality Challenge

  • Belonging Challenge

  • Sustainable Careers Challenge

  • Financial Access Challenge

  • Climate Action Challenge

  • Equality for All Challenge

  • Youth Wellbeing Challenge

The best idea submitted in each challenge category wins an $1800 cash prize. Two runners up each receive a $300 cash prize.


SUBMIT YOUR IDEA HERE and tell them Next Gen sent you!

Alex Gordon