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.
From Be Your Own Boss Star to Startup Coach – The Story of Sophia Severance
Learn how Future Founders Be Your Own Boss Spring Intern Sophia Severance went from a program star to a program coach.
From First-Time Entrepreneur to First Place Winner in the BYOB Pitch Competition
Learn how Future Founders Be Your Own Boss Spring Intern Cassius Palacio used his time in our program to unleash his entrepreneurial spirit.
How Persistence Paid Off for Future Founder Ganiyat Daranijo
Learn how Future Founders Be Your Own Boss Summer Intern Ganiyat Daranijo used her time in our program to take her family’s business to the next level.
5 Questions with Future Founders – Imran Nuri
Learn more about Future Founder Imran Nuri and his mission to give everyone access to really good headshots.
5 Questions with Future Founders – Murtaza Bambot, Founder of Heartbeat
Learn more about Future Founder Murtaza Bambot and his mission to bring the world together through online communities.
5 Questions with Future Founders – Alex Pu
Learn more about Future Founder Alex Pu and his mission to reimagine the way the world travels.
5 Questions with Future Founders – Mona Fang
Learn more about Future Founder Mona Fang and her efforts to redefine how the world shops for clothes.
Future Founders Helps High Schoolers from 24 Chicago Schools Dream Up Businesses
Learn more about the high school students from across Chicago that joined us for Be Your Own Boss this fall.
5 Questions with Future Founders – Brooke Burton
Learn more about Future Founder Brooke Burton and her efforts to scale an events-based startup in this post-COVID world.
5 Alternative Startup Funding Options For Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
Are you looking for more options to fund your startup? Consider these 5 alternative funding options to traditional funding.
Future Founders 2020-21 Annual Report
Read out latest Annual Report to learn more about our achievements, program innovations, and record growth over the past year.
60 Of The Most Common Startup Funding Terms
Do you have a hard time understanding specific startup funding terms? Then, check out this helpful glossary to become well-versed in startup funding terminology!
Future Founders Announces Semifinalists for U.Pitch 2021
See the list of 20 startups that will be competing in this year’s U.Pitch National Collegiate Elevator Pitch Competition
The Future Burns Bright for This Candle Maker
Learn how 2021 Future Founders Startup Bootcamper Kiyla Armstead turned tragedy into inspiration to build her luxury wellness brand, Gidan + Uzuri
Future Founders Wins 2021 Fourth Revolution Award!
Learn more about the prestigious award given to us by mHUB and MxD
How To Win Your First Collegiate Pitch Competition
Are you a student founder looking to raise funds for your next startup idea? Learn how to win collegiate pitch competitions so you can raise capital without losing equity!
Meet the Founder Changing the Way the World Thinks of Needles
Learn how Future Founders Bootcamper Hennesys Disla is helping everyone unlock a healthier future through her startup, ArmHug.
Business Resources for Latinx Founders
A resource guide to help Latinx founders find opportunities to learn, connect, and grow within the startup ecosystem.
“Be Your Own Boss” Student Spotlight: Diamond Turner
Diamond participated in the Future Founders Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) Summer 2021 internship and created an app with her teammates that won first place at our pitch competition!
Why Understanding Product Market Fit Is Critical To Your Entrepreneurial Success
Learn why achieving product market fit is vital for every startup.
How a Simple Online Store Can Help Kids Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset
Want to help a kid in your life develop the mindset of an entrepreneur? Help them launch their very own online store with this handy guide!
Future Founders Announces Entrepreneurs Joining 2021 National Fellowship Cohort
Check out the 20 founders joining our 2021 Fellowship Cohort.
Future Founders Empowers Chicago High Schoolers with Be Your Own Boss Program
Learn more about the 56 high school students from across Chicago that joined us for Be Your Own Boss this spring.
“Be Your Own Boss” Student Spotlight: Kennedi Hood
Originally from the Maywood neighborhood in Chicago, Kennedi participated in the Future Founders Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) program during the summer of 2020.
Meet the Future Founders Alum Who Sold Out His Entire Inventory After Going Viral on TikTok
Koby Lomax is the founder of Ardent Candle, a scented candle company that is selling out every month after going viral.
Future Founders and Google Spend Week Empowering Female Leaders of Tomorrow
Check out all the highlights from Startup Spring Break 2021
Funding Diversity: How Natalia Oberti Noguera Empowers Women in the Angel Investment Community With Pipeline Angels
Natalia Oberti Noguera is the Founder and CEO of Pipeline Angels, a community that’s changing the face of angel investing.
Bravery First: How Reshma Saujani Is Closing The Gender Gap In Tech With Girls Who Code
Reshma Saujani is the founder of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit which aims to increase the number of women in computer science.
Meet the Future Founders Fellow and Newest Techstars Founder That’s Keeping Restaurants Safe and In Business
Derek Canton is the founder of Paerpay, a contactless payment platform for touch-less commerce.
How to Create the Perfect Investor Pitch Deck
We’ve put together this guide to show you how to create an effective investor pitch deck that perfectly articulates your startup’s story.
Females First: How Whitney Wolfe Herd Became a Billionaire by Empowering Women With The First Move on Bumble
Whitney Wolfe Herd recently became the youngest self-made female billionaire founder with her dating app, Bumble.
Future Founders Launches 2021 Startup Bootcamp – Meet the 45 Founders Joining the Program
Learn more about the launch of our latest program, the 2021 Startup Bootcamp.
How This Future Founders Fellow Sold Out Her Entire Inventory on Good Morning America
Locker Lifestyle is Kat Samardzija’s brand that allows you to stash small essentials and feel confident about where you’re going.
Black Ambition: How Pharrell Williams & Black Musicians Innovate Beyond Just Sound
Building communities with both their music and their businesses, these artists innovate more than just sound.
Writing History: How Janice Bryant Howroyd Employed Thousands with a $900 Loan
Janice Bryant Howroyd is the founder of ActOne Group, a global leader in the human resources industry.
How to Execute a Valuable Customer Discovery Session w/ Ayodele Aigbe
Future Founders Fellow Ayodele Aigbe shared her lessons from conducting customer discovery interviews.
Black Collaboration and Economic Empowerment: How Morgan DeBaun Inspires Change With Blavity Inc.
Morgan DeBaun is responding to the lack of Black representation in media through her multi-million dollar company, Blavity Inc.
Rising Through Risk: How Tope Awotona Turned Impatience Into a $3 Billion Company
Learn how Tope Awotona grew Calendly from a tool to deal with his impatience into a $3 billion company.
Meet the Future Founders Fellow and Newest Techstars Founder Who’s Revolutionizing How We Teach Kids
Dieumerci Christel is the founder of Enlight App, the newest member of the the 2021 Techstars Austin class.
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