NFTE is lucky to have supporters who are dedicated to driving lasting impact across the globe. Their generosity makes WSI possible. We'd like to thank Citi Foundation for supporting the expansion of WSI this year, as well as all the challenge sponsors in this competition cycle.
Why we love our sponsors
NFTE's global community of friends and supporters comes together every year to make the World Series of Innovation happen because we believe young entrepreneurs power innovation. As a WSI competition cycle comes together, the strongest expression of that support comes from our challenge sponsors. Their financial contributions are vital, of course, but so is their thought leadership and their commitment to skills-based volunteering.
Our sponsors help us plan the set of challenges offered, demonstrating not just how aligned they are to the Global Goals, but also how committed they are to nurturing the next generation. Challenge sponsors step up to support our young competitors in a much more direct way than simply writing checks. Their people volunteer to host WSI Innovation Days and lead classroom coaching sessions in communities across the U.S. and abroad. They help young competitors understand the real-world context of the SDG challenges, and they serve on the judging panels that score WSI competition entries.
Our sponsors also participate in an annual World Series of Innovation event at the United Nations, kicking off NFTE's celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week with thought-provoking panel discussions on topics ranging from the future of work to the ways that youth entrepreneurship and innovation drive social impact.