Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is proud to announce the lineup of esteemed entrepreneurs who have volunteered their time to participate in the 2013 Dare to Dream Auction at global charity auction site Charitybuzz.

Featuring one-on-one access to fashion, culinary, retail and business leaders, the auction is open for bidding April 9 through April 30 at www.NFTE.com/auction. The online initiative coincides with NFTE’s Silver Anniversary Gala April 23 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

Over 20 entrepreneurs and executives have donated exclusive experiences, including power lunches, pitch meetings, coaching sessions and behind the scenes access to their renowned companies. Sean Combs, Bobbi Brown, Danny Meyer and Steve Case have graciously returned for another year of supporting NFTE while hip-hop’s Russell Simmons, J.Crew’s Millard Drexler, and Don Garber of Major League Soccer are new to the auction this year.

Success didn’t come easy for these motivated entrepreneurs, but all have realized fantastic achievements in their respected fields. Winners of the auction will not only have the ability to pitch their ideas but will also receive valuable feedback from these visionaries, while supporting NFTE.

“These leaders are the true embodiment of entrepreneurship,” comments Amy Rosen, NFTE’s President & CEO. “We are thrilled NFTE’s mission of empowering youth through entrepreneurship education resonates with so many influential entrepreneurs because the resources that the auction generates will allow us to reach our goal of bringing the entrepreneurial mindset to 500,000 young people in the next five years.”


Too many young people today drop out of school and struggle to break the cycle of poverty. Since 1987, the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) has been inspiring young people to pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life. By providing entrepreneurship education programs relevant to the real world, NFTE empowers students to own their educations in and out of the classroom and to find their own path to success. Hundreds of thousands of students have discovered opportunity all around them through entrepreneurship via thousands of certified educators worldwide. NFTE supports active programs in 19 U.S. locations and 13 countries around the world. Entrepreneurs are a powerful driver of economic growth and NFTE sows the seeds of innovation in students worldwide. To learn more visit www.nfte.com.

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