Read our latest Annual Report to learn more about our achievements–and those of our students and founders–over the past year.
Future Founders Awards Over $12,000 in Seed Grants
Future Founders Partners with Chicago Housing Authority for Historic Youth Entrepreneurship Program
Future Founders Announces 2023 National Fellowship Cohort
Future Founders Helps High Schoolers from 13 States Dream Up Businesses
With support from our friends at Fetch, Future Founders completes widest-reaching Be Your Own Boss Internship ever.
Learn more about the Startup Bootcamp grant program that has awarded over $100,000 to date
Meet the High Schooler Building a Vending Machine Empire
Learn how Chicago High Schooler Franklin Hughes went from our Be Your Own Boss program to building a vending machine empire.
Future Founders 2022-23 Annual Report
Future Founders Appoints EY Partner Kari O'Connor to Board of Directors
Future Founders today announced the appointment of EY Partner Kari O’Connor to its Board of Directors.
Zette Founder Yehong Zhu on the Opportunity and Obligation of a Great Idea
2023 Fellow Yehong Zhu didn’t found her media-tech startup Zette to have a small impact. Read about how she’s expanding access to reliable journalism–and reshaping the media landscape in the process.
The program brought together dedicated high school students from across Chicago for six weeks of intensive, in-person entrepreneurial learning.
Summer 2023 Founder Roundup: Entrepreneurs Making Moves
In this Founder Roundup, we’re profiling some of the past year’s biggest wins across the Future Founders family. From huge fundraising numbers, major acquisitions, national press hits, and more, these entrepreneurs are changing the game.
For Cope Notes Founder Johnny Crowder, Entrepreneurship—and Mental Health—are SO Punk Rock
2023 Fellow Johnny Crowder never intended to start a company. Cope Notes, the health-tech startup he founded to revolutionize mental healthcare, began as a series of conversations Crowder had about his own experience with mental illness and healing.
Future Founders Concludes 2022-23 With Be Your Own Boss Powered by ActiveCampaign
Future Founders’ final cohort of the Be Your Own Boss internship of the 2022-2023 school year culminated in our first in-person pitch day event since 2019.
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