2017 NFTE World Series of Innovation, Presented by The Moody’s Foundation

NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) kicks off its annual World Series of Innovation business idea challenge, presented by The Moody’s Foundation. This year NFTE asks young people to tap into their creativity and help solve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—global goals that the United Nations has identified as the largest and most serious challenges to humanity. Participants, ages 13–24, have the opportunity to win prizes and publicity and to help make a better world.

NFTE’s World Series of Innovation celebrated Global Goals Week, which brought together individuals, governments, businesses, international organizations, civil society, and other partners during the United Nations General Assembly. The purpose of Global Goals Week is to gain momentum and cultivate ideas, solutions, and partnerships that are measuring progress, continuing to drive action on, and promoting accountability for the implementation of the SDGs.

There are six unique Innovation Challenges on the NFTE World Series of Innovation website—http://innovation.nfte.com —and prizes are available for each challenge, ranging from $250 to $2,000 each. Sponsors include The Moody’s Foundation, Citi Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Mastercard, Sheri & Eric Brisson, and Resonance Philanthropies.

“The World Series of Innovation asks young people to apply the entrepreneurial mindset to help solve huge challenges,” said Shawn K. Osborne, President and CEO of NFTE. “We were so excited to see last year’s ideas, which included kinetically powered micro-modems inside sneakers, solar-charged learning tools, and tech to help refugees. We are deeply grateful to The Moody’s Foundation as our presenting sponsor and to our incredible list of challenge sponsors who make the World Series of Innovation possible.”

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