Read our latest Annual Report to learn more about our achievements–and those of our students and founders–over the past year.
Future Founders Partners with Chicago Housing Authority for Historic Youth Entrepreneurship Program
Future Founders Announces Founders Joining Phase 2 of Startup Bootcamp 2023
Future Founders Announces 2023 National Fellowship Cohort
Startup Fundraising, Part 1: Fundraising 101
Fundraising can be one of the most intimidating parts of the startup journey. In this first installment of our Think Like a Founder series, we’re diving into the startup fundraising process step by step!
Courtney Howard Speaks Confidence Into Existence
Startup Bootcamp 2022 alumna Courtney Howard created the all-natural scalp care formula she needed to feel confident in her own skin. Now, after transitioning from attorney to full-time founder, she’s taking the scalp care industry by storm.
Future Founders Announces First National Cohort of Be Your Own Boss Powered by Fetch Rewards
Applications are officially open for the first-ever national cohort of Be Your Own Boss! Programming will run from January 17 – February 9, 2023.
Future Founders 2021-22 Annual Report
Future Founders Appoints Jason VandeBoom as Board Chair, Brad Keywell as Founding Chair
Future Founders announced the appointment of Jason VandeBoom as Board Chair and Brad Keywell as Founding Chair.
Ahriana Edwards Steps Into New Territory with Vaila Shoes
2022 Future Founders Fellow and 2021 Bootcamp alumna Ahriana Edwards is used to blazing her own trail. With Vaila Shoes, she’s breaking new ground in her mission to provide elegant dress shoes for women of all shapes and sizes.
Kevin Celisca Tackles Educational Inequality With Innovation
Future Founders 2022 Fellow Kevin Celisca, co-founder and CEO of Integrate School, is drawing on his lived experience as a child of immigrants in the American school system to innovate the EdTech space and create a more equitable future.
Empowering Women One Workout at a Time: Perla's Dream
Using the skills she gained from Future Founders’ programs, UIC College Prep senior Perla Rico is well on her way to realizing her dream of opening a gym that empowers women to feel confident in their own skin.
Future Founders Partners with Ford Motor Company Fund to Empower the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs
A fun, interactive, paid learning experience, the Be Your Own Boss Internship gives high school students from across Chicago the skills they need to take control of their future and succeed in the 21st century.
Business Resources for Black Founders (Updated for 2022)
This resource guide is geared toward helping Black founders find the tools they need to better navigate the startup ecosystem.
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