Future Founders Launches Residency Program & Announces 2018 Cohort Members
Meet the 18 entrepreneurs who were selected to participate in our inaugural Residency program.
Future Founders Announces Semifinalists for 2017 U.Pitch National College Elevator Pitch Competition
Future Founders announces the 18 semifinalists for its 4th Annual U.Pitch National Competition presented by Capital One.
Big Names Confirmed for U.Pitch 2017
Future Founders is thrilled to announce the six judges for the U.Pitch Finals at the 2017 competition.
Future Founders Appoints Two New Board Members
Future Founders announces the appointment of two new board members to its organization: Karl Darin and William Ridgway.
Future Founders Seeks New Role: Partnerships Coordinator
Future Founders is excited to announce a new role to support its youth entrepreneurship programming: Partnerships Coordinator.
Future Founders Launches New Program for Minority and Millennial Entrepreneurs
Future Founders will launch a new program, branded the Chicago Cohort, designed for ages 18-30 from underrepresented groups.
Creating a Strong Sales Funnel: Shane Smith, Salefish
Answering the question, “How do I establish good sales funnel to get a strong sales process running?” with Shane Smith of Salefish
Nailing Your Customer Acquisition Strategy: Jody Haneke, Haneke Design
Answering the question, “What can we do to build our customer acquisition strategy?” with Jody Haneke of Haneke Design.
Navigating Bureaucratic Sales Structures to Reach the Right People: Joy Randels, Citizinvestor
Answering, “How do you navigate bureaucratic structures to reach the right people?” with Joy Randels of Citizinvestor.
Finding the Right Problem to Solve With Your Business: Joy Randels, Citizinvestor
Answering, “How do I find a problem I’m passionate about to solve for my next business?” with Joy Randels of Citizinvestor.
Maintaining Strategic Partnerships While Scaling: John Moorhead, Nelnet
Answering, “How do I manage strategic partnerships and hiring to scale business development?” with John Moorhead of Nelnet.
Using Financial Forecasting in Scaling Your Business: Michael Araten, K’NEX Brands
Answering, “How do I manage finances to know how to scale in different channels?” with Michael Araten of K’NEX Brands.
How to Manage Cash Flow During Product Development: Mike Delazzer, Founder of RedBox
Answering, “How can I manage cash flow during the product development phase?” with RedBox CEO, Mike Delazzer.
Improving Repeatable Sales While Setting A Company Up for Scale: Kevin Harrington (As Seen on TV and ABC’s Shark Tank)
Answering, “How do I improve repeat sales while setting my company up to scale?” with Kevin Harrington of As Seen on TV.
Where Should I Begin With International Manufacturing and Distribution? With RedBox Founder Mike DeLazzer
Answering the question, “”How do you approach international manufacturing?” with RedBox Founder and CEO, Mike Delazzer.
Future Founders & Ford Motor Company Award $15,000 in College Scholarships to Chicago Teens
Future Founders hosted their “Be Your Own Boss” Summer Entrepreneurship Camp Student Showcase.
2016 Future Founders Fellowship Spotlight: Jackie Wu, Corvus Robotics
We spoke with Jackie Wu of the 2016 Future Founders Fellowship to hear about his learning experience with Future Founders.
Future Founders Selected for Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Grant
Future Founders selected to join a cohort and receive funding from the Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Video: Using The Experience Model Matrix to Delight Customers
Vinesh Kannan, founder of Omnipointment and 2017 Fellow, gives an overview of the Experience Model Matrix.
Taking Advantage of Failure: How to Make the Most of Startup Setbacks
At the end of the day, failure of any scale or magnitude becomes a metric and driver for your own personal leadership.
Data Reveals Future Founders Collegiate Entrepreneurs Create Real Economic Impact
Future Founders announces the economic impact achieved by its first two Fellowship cohorts of collegiate entrepreneurs.
What is Customer Discovery? A 4-Step Guide to Building the Right Product for the Right Customers
Learn the proven 4-step process for identifying exactly who will be interested in your product or service.
Future Founders Recognizes Winners of Inaugural EntrepreneurshipU Awards
Future Founders recognized colleges and universities for their contributions to the entrepreneurial community.
Future Founders Welcomes Top Collegiate Entrepreneurs to Chicago for Founders Weekend
Future Founders flew their 2017 Fellows to Chicago for the first of two Founders Weekends.
Do I Need to Register My Business?
One of the most important but confusing parts of launching a company is officially registering as a business.
How Do I Come Up With A Business Idea?
Coming up with the right idea can take quite some time, but startups have a name for it: ideation.
Do I Need a Co-Founder?
You have a business idea. Do you really need a co-founder to make it successful?
Future Founders Teams Up With Google to Launch Startup Spring Break Camp for Middle School Girls
Future Founders and Google to launch Startup Spring Break, a free week-long bootcamp for middle school girls.
Future Founders Adds Talent to Support Collegiate Entrepreneurs
Future Founders announces the addition of two Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs) and a staff promotion.
Do I Really Need a Patent? 3 Cautionary Things to Know About Intellectual Property
Patents can be confusing, yet they offer one of the only methods of formal protection for an idea.
2015 Future Founders Fellowship Spotlight: Tom Iwema, IKG Property Maintenance
We sat down with different members of the 2015 Fellowship to hear about their Future Founders experience.
Future Founders Announces Entrepreneurship Awards Event for Chicagoland Universities
Future Founders announces awards to highlight the work of the entrepreneurial universities in Chicagoland.
How to Build a Product that People Will Actually Buy
The journey of an entrepreneur is plagued with self doubt. Am I making the right decision? Do I have the right team?
Future Founders Names 2017 Fellows: 17 Entrepreneurs You Should Know
Future Founders announced the 17 entrepreneurs who were selected to participate in the 2017 Fellowship.
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