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.
Future Founders Partners with Chicago Housing Authority for Historic Youth Entrepreneurship Program
The program brought together dedicated high school students from across Chicago for six weeks of intensive, in-person entrepreneurial learning.
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.
Building an inclusive brand? Be ready to listen.
Shannen Garza-Hakim was used to being one of the only people in the room committed to building a truly inclusive business–until she joined the Future Founders Fellowship.
Future Founders Announces Founders Joining Phase 2 of Startup Bootcamp 2023
Meet the 17 game-changing founders moving on to the next phase of Future Founders’ Startup Bootcamp!
“Not just me, not just now”: Noah Warren, entrepreneur for the people
Noah Warren was raised by change-makers, and she’s been itching to become one herself for as long as she can remember. So when she first heard about Startup Spring Break, she jumped at the chance to start writing her own chapter of the family story.
Startup Fundraising, Part 3: So VC Isn’t for me. What about bootstrapping?
If you can’t or don’t want to seek venture capital to start your business, bootstrapping can allow you to raise the funds you need without giving up any equity.
Future Founders & Google Run Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for CPS Middle Schoolers
This year’s was the first fully in-person cohort of Startup Spring Break since 2019!
“For me it’s just normal:” Today, Isaiah Sarrazola is Planning for Tomorrow
Be Your Own Boss was one of the more recent additions to this Portsmouth, VA ninth grader’s jam-packed schedule, but Isaiah Sarrazola didn’t stop there.
Future Founders moves its headquarters to 1 North Dearborn in downtown Chicago, expanding its ongoing partnership with ActiveCampaign.
Future Founders Concludes First-Ever National Be Your Own Boss Internship
With support from our friends at Fetch, Future Founders recently launched our first-ever national cohort of the Be Your Own Boss Internship.
Future Founders Appoints Philanthropy Executive Tony Tolentino to Board of Directors
Future Founders today announced the appointment of Tony Tolentino to our Board of Directors.
Startup Fundraising, Part 2: What is VC (and is it for me?)
Most founders need more capital than they have at first to get their business off the ground. For some, the answer is venture capital (VC).
Jack Hartigan Keeps On Growing
2022 Future Founders Fellow Jack Hartigan started the work of his company when he was 13 years old. Now, many years and millions of dollars in revenue later, Hartigan Outdoors is still growing.
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!
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