Dare to Dream!
Last night we went to the Ronald Reagan Building for the 2015 Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship Dare to Dream Gala. NFTE is DC’s largest networking event supporting youth entrepreneurship. We snapped Dr. Bernard Demczuk with the evening's locally grown honoree: the Ali family: Nizam, Sonya, Suraya, Jaleel and Kamal.
During the reception, guests dined on filet mignon crostini, lobster medallions, chicken tandoori with mango curry sauce, and mini burgers. Here, NFTE Board chair and Columbia Capital’s Monish Kundra with NFTE executive director Tricia Eisner.
At the Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase, 30 local students pitched their businesses while selling their products. The featured companies included Confections of the Rich and Flavorful, Upstage Right Party Planning, and DJ Mynt. Here, Routeam’s Dustin Canter is surrounded by E Trade Financial’s Patricia Milon and Mid-Atlantic Venture Association’s Julia Spicer and Kim Weir.
Latinum’s Ashley Post, Neeraj Mahtani and Sarah Laughon are with North West High School’s Beverly Jackson.
Travis Holler, Casie Kiel & Alfredo Flores contributed to this issue.