Future Founders Fellow Kaeya Majmundar Featured on WGN
Meet the young CEO with two different startups: Ziptank and Bizzy Box
Two Future Founders Collegiate Entrepreneurs Named to Chicago Inno’s "10 to Watch in 2016"
Future Founders Fellowship member TagPrints Digital and 2015 U.Pitch participant NuGrad named top 10 to watch.
READ: Future Founders Named One of Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire
On November 30th, 2015, Future Founders was named one of Chicago Inno’s 50 on Fire!
U.Pitch competition shows off a harvest of student startups
The finalists presented 90-second pitches then answered questions from judges, including Shark Daymond John.
Meet the 24 U.Pitch Student Startup Founders
Future Founders is hosting U.Pitch Elevator Pitch Competition and Showcase, a national pitch competition for top student founders.
Announcing This Year’s 50 on Fire Winners
Future Founders part of the 50 on Fire, a collection of companies, CEOs, startups, and entrepreneurs that are driving Chicago’s innovation forward.
Future Founders Announces 24 Semi-Finalists for U.Pitch College Elevator Pitch Competition Featuring Shark Tank’s Daymond John
Future Founders announces the 24 semi-finalists for its 2nd Annual U.Pitch College Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase.
The 2015 Winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards
Congratulations to Daniel Yu, the founder of Reliefwatch, on winning a 2015 Chicago Innovation Award.
25 Chicago Startup Founders Under 25
Want a good way to evaluate the strength of a tech ecosystem? Take a look at a city’s youngest entrepreneurs.
Chicago Startup Founder Named Finalists for Forbes’ $1M Change the World Competition
Daniel Yu is quickly becoming one of Chicago’s most celebrated young entrepreneurs.
Future Founders Seeks New Role: Coordinator, Startups
Future Founders announces a new role that will support the execution of Future Founders programming and operations.
Caffeinated Toothpaste, More Innovations Flow from Area High Schools
Meet Lizzete Manjarrez, 16, Luqman Muhammad, 17, and Shandale Watkins, 18, and see their stories first-hand.
Founders Fellow Wins Big at Urban Sustainability App Competition
Founders Fellow Elizabeth Zubiate and her team won the Urban Sustainability App competition with Purshable
Reliefwatch Wins Total of $100K at an International Startup Competition
Founders Fellow Daniel Yu wins the 1776’s Challenge Cup, earning a total of $100,000 for his company Reliefwatch.
Trinity Christian College Recognized by Future Founders Foundation
Read more about the award given to Trinity Christian College by Future Founders.
Reliefwatch Wins $50K (And Maybe $100K More) At International Startup Competition
Founders Fellow Daniel Yu has won big yet again, this time taking home $50,000 as one of two champions.
Chicago’s Student Entrepreneurs Win Big at Future Founders Challenge
The Future Founders Foundation hosted its inaugural Future Founders Challenge on April 24 in downtown Chicago.
Future Founders Foundation Highlighted on WGN Radio
Our CEO Scott Issen recently sat down with Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio to talk about Future Founders.
Women in Business: Kaeya Majmundar, Founder, BZbox
Kaeya Majmundar speaks about her goals and the challenges of being an up-and-coming entrepreneur.
CPS Entrepreneurs Pitch A Spellcheck App For Code (And More) At Future Founders Event
The Future Founders Foundation hosted its 10th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition and Luncheon.
Middle Market Open™ Partners with Future Founders Foundation to Launch MMO Next Gen Golf Tournament
The Middle Market Open™ Golf Tournament is the premier golf tournament for Chicago’s deal-making community.
Future Founders Announces Finalists for 10th Annual High School Citywide Business Plan Competition
Future Founders Foundation and the NFTE hosted competitions for their partnership schools and student entrepreneurs.
Founders Fellow Daniel Yu Wins National Student Startup Madness at SXSW
Founder Daniel Yu once again made the news, by winning big at the National Student Startup Madness competition.
Founders Fellow Daniel Yu’s Reliefwatch Named Coolest College Startup by Inc.
Reliefwatch, the brainchild of Founders Fellow Daniel Yu, has been named as one of Inc.’s “Coolest College Startups of 2015”.
Founders Fellow To Speak At TEDxUChicago
Founders Fellow Jason Li, founder of iReTron and UProspie.com and University of Chicago student, will speak at TEDxUChicago.
ZipCar Partners With Big Ten Conference and Future Founders Foundation
For every hour one of these 14 branded vehicles is driven, Zipcar will donate $1 to the Future Founders Foundation.
Future Founders Foundation and Startup Institute Team for Raise the Rim Charity Tournament
All proceeds from the Raise the Rim event will go to benefit the Future Founders Foundation.
Founders Fellow Samuel Lurye Garners Chicago Media Attention
Our Founders Fellow Samuel Lurye has been garnering lots of media attention from a number of Chicago outlets.
Students Taught to Finish School, Create Jobs
On Saturday, February 7, the Future Founders Foundation was highlighted in a segment on ABC 7 Chicago.
Founders Fellow Daniel Yu wins Prince of Wales Young Sustainability Entrepreneurs Prize
Fellow Daniel Yu, founder of Reliefwatch, awarded at a prestigious ceremony and dinner at The Guildhall, London.
Founders Fellow Garners Media Attention For New Dating App
Recently, Lurye and his company Social Synergy Media were featured in ChicagoInno.com
Future Founders Seeks New Program Coordinator
Future Founders is seeking an individual to join our team immediately to help expand our entrepreneurship programs.
Future Founders Names College Students for Inaugural Entrepreneurial Fellowship
Future Founders announces the top 12 college students who were selected to participate in the inaugural Founders Fellowship
"Shark Tank" Handshake Deals and Tenacity That Becomes "Near Lunacy"
Founders participant Kaeya Majmundar was interviewed by Kate MacArthur of the Chicago Tribune.
I Want Her Job: Britney Robbins
The prominent female workforce blog, I Want Her Job, profiled Britney Robbins, our very own Relationships Manager.
Student Inventors Practice Entrepreneurship
NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter spoke with Scott Issen and the two of the winners of U.Pitch 2014, Daniel Yu and Elizabeth Ames.
Future Founders Foundation Holds U.Pitch Competition for Young Entrepreneurs
ABC 7 Chicago covers the Future Founders and its U.Pitch Competition, featuring Scott Issen, Katie Sowa, and Andy Marsh.
Future Founders Announces Finalists for U.Pitch Regional College Elevator Pitch Competition
The Future Founders Foundation announces the 10 finalists for its inaugural U.Pitch Competition. U.Pitch!
Empowering Chicago’s Youth Through Business Skills
Scott Issen sat down with Sara Lugardo of CBS Chicago to discuss background and how it led to his success a non-profit founder.
Being an Entrepreneur: What Your Kid Probably Won’t Learn In School
David Garfinkel profiled Future Founders President and CEO Scott Issen in an article for the Huffington Post.
Future Founders Foundation Promotes Two, Hires One
Future Founders is pleased to announce the promotions of Nick Prestemon and Britney Robbins and the recent hire of Katie Sowa.
How Future Founders Gives Low-Income Kids a Taste of Entrepreneurship
The article highlights the program’s reach and impact, as well as interviewing a number of participating students and parents.
Future Founders Foundation Hosts 7th Annual Summer Entrepreneurship Academy, Awards Over $23,000 in Scholarships
The Academy is a week-long interactive summer entrepreneurship camp for the Future Founders program’s top students.
Lemonade Day Chicago 2014 Stand Locations
We’re mobilizing communities to purchase lemonade and support the work of the city’s young entrepreneurs.
InformationWeek: "Nurturing IT’s Next Generation, Chicago-Style"
InformationWeek wrote about how Future Founders is developing the next generation of IT professionals in Chicago.
Future Founders Citywide Business Plan Competition
The Future Founders Foundation hosted their 9th Annual Future Founders Citywide Business Plan Competition
Future Founders Foundation Announces Finalists for 9th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition
Future Founders announces the seven finalists for the 9th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition.
Lemonade Day Chicago Launch Event @ Google – March 12
Future Founders celebrates the 2014 launch of Lemonade Day Chicago and announce new ways for you to get involved.
Future Founders Foundation Seeks Youth Program Coordinator
The Future Founders Foundation is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team immediately to help expand our programs.
Bootstrapping with Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation
Tom and Tony from Bootstrapping in America talk with Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation.
Chicago Entrepreneurs Toast 2013 with Holiday Bash
Watch NBC Chicago’s interview with CEO Scott Issen regarding the Chicago Entrepreneurs Toast 2013 Holiday Bash.
Announcing Lemonade Day Chicago Domain Leader Positions 2013-14
Three new domain leadership positions that will work with Future Founders staff to add capacity and increase impact.
Crain’s "40 Under 40" – Scott Issen
Future Founders is honored to have our CEO Scott Issen listed as one of Crain’s Chicago’s “40 Under 40”.
Get Involved Happy Hour – November 6
Join our Community Advisory Board for the Future Founders Foundation’s upcoming Get Involved Happy Hour.
Future Founders’ Big Idea Day – September 18
Join us on Wednesday, September 18 for the 2013-14 kickoff for the Future Founders program.
Future Founders Foundation Hosts 6th Annual Summer Entrepreneurship Camp, Awards Over $21,000 in Scholarships
The Future Founders Foundation recently hosted the 6th Annual Future Founders Academy at 1871.
Get Involved Happy Hour – September 12
Join us for the Future Founders Foundation’s inaugural Get Involved Happy Hour on Thursday, September 12.
Chicago’s Jewish 36 under 36 – Scott Issen
Our CEO, Scott Issen, was recently included in Oy!Chicago’s Jewish 36 under 36 entrepreneur list.
Lemonade Day Chicago 2013 Highlights
The Future Founders Foundation runs Lemonade Day Chicago, a free, community-wide, educational program.
Lemonade Day Chicago 2013 Stand Locations
View all of the Lemonade Day Shoot Locations (Lemonade Day Chicago) put on by Future Founders.
Chicago’s Next Generation of Teen Entrepreneurs Earn Scholarships at Citywide Business Plan Competition
Future Founders hosted their 8th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition on May 8 at the Hard Rock Café.
Opening Video for 2013 Future Founders Citywide Business Plan Competition
Meet our citywide business plan competition finalists and hear their thoughts on the program.
Meet the 2013 Future Founders Citywide Finalists
Future Founders will host the 8th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition. Watch the video to meet our ten finalists.
Future Founders Foundation Seeks Youth Entrepreneurship Program Coordinator
Future Founders is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team this summer to run our youth entrepreneurship program.
Future Founders Foundation Announces Finalists for 8th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition
From each school’s competition, judges selected 3-5 plans to advance to the Future Founders finalist pool.
Future Founders Foundation Announces Partnership with Lemonade Day & Expands Services to 10,000 Additional Students
The Future Founders Foundation announces its newest partnership with national program Lemonade Day.
Future Founders Foundation Seeks New Youth Entrepreneurship Program Associate
Future Founders is seeking an individual to join our team this spring to assist with expanding our youth program.
Future Founders’s ‘Connect to the Future’ Program Announces Partnership with Accenture and CME Group Foundation
Future Founders re-launched its Connect to the Future program with two new partnerships.
Future Founders Foundation Partners with Groupon Grassroots for Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative
Future Founders and Groupon Grassroots announce the launch of a local campaign to host a youth entrepreneurship experience.
Why You Should Get Involved with the Future Founders Foundation
See how rewarding volunteering can be and how easy it is to get involved from our talented mentors and students.
Future Founders Foundation Hosts Summer Entrepreneurship Camp, Awards $23,000 in Scholarships
The Future Founders Academy is a week-long interactive summer entrepreneurship camp held at 1871.
Future Founders Foundation Awarded Empowerment Grant from Motorola Mobility Foundation
Future Founders awarded an Empowerment Grant from the Motorola Mobility Foundation to fund and support our programs.
Future Founders Foundation Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Grant
Future Founders received a grant as part of the Innovation Generation program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation
Future Founders Foundation Recognizes Top Volunteers
Future Founders recognized 12 Chicago entrepreneurs for their dedication to the 2011-12 youth program.
Future Founders on NBC’s The Talk with Marion Brooks
Scott Issen joined NBC 5 Chicago’s Marion Brooks on The Talk to discuss the 7th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition.
CompTIA, Illinois Technology Association Team Up to Support STEM Education in Illinois Schools
CompTIA and the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) announce a $5,000 grant to support education in STEM fields in Illinois.
See Highlights from the 2012 Future Founders Citywide Business Plan Competition @ Hard Rock
Future Founders hosted their 7th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition on May 9, 2012 at Hard Rock Café
Opening Video for 2012 Future Founders Citywide Business Plan Competition & Luncheon
Ten student finalists showcased their business concepts at a high-energy “American Idol” meets entrepreneurship style competition
Future Founders Foundation Announces Winners of the 7th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition
Chicago’s next generation of entrepreneur’s complete year-long program and receive scholarships through Future Founders
Meet the 2012 Future Founders Citywide Finalists
Future Founders will host the 7th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition & Luncheon at the Hard Rock Cafe Chicago.
Teen Entrepreneurs from Chicago’s South Side Brave ‘Shark Tank’-Like Competition and Vie for $30,000 in Prizes
Students from five South Side high schools participated in a thrilling business plan competition on May 5.
Future Founders Foundation Announces Finalists for 7th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition
Future Founders announces the nine plans that will be featured at the 7th Annual Citywide Business Plan Competition.
Future Founders 2011-12: Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs. Today.
Our goal is to expose students to entrepreneurial careers and have them create complete business plans.
Future Founders Foundation Seeks New Youth Program Coordinator
Future Founders is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team this fall to assist with the expansion of our career exposure programs.
ABC News Announces Launch of Future Founders Foundation
The Foundation inspires teenagers to explore new careers and connect them with successful mentors from various business professions.
NBC News Showcases Future Founders Foundation Launch
The announcement took place at Big Idea Day, the 2011-12 Future Founders kickoff. Watch the video here.
CEC and Brad Keywell Launch Future Founders Foundation
Brad Keywell and Kevin Willer today joined entrepreneurial forces as they announced the Future Founders Foundation
South Side Student Wins Citywide Business Plan Competition
Anthony Driver was recently crowned the 2011 Future Founders Citywide Business Plan Champion at the CEC
Future Founders on CBS 2 Chicago’s “Monster’s and Money in the Morning”
Join Morgan and CEC Managing Director Scott Issen to discuss the program and her winning business idea on CBS 2.
Future Founders on ABC 7 News Chicago
Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley kicked off the 5th Annual Future Founders Citywide Business Plan Competition
Young Entrepreneurs Present Their Inventive Business Plans for $25,000 in Prizes at ‘American Idol’ Style Competition
Students from four South Side high schools competed in a thrilling business plan competition on May 6.
Future Founders on ABC 7 Chicago’s “People, Places & Things"
Future Founders motivates high school students in Chicago’s underserved areas to learn about entrepreneurship
Young Entrepreneurs Showcase Their New Products and Services, Compete for $20,000 at Business Plan Competition
CEC’s Future Founders Program Engages Underserved Students in ‘American Idol’-like Contest at ESPN Zone
Young Entrepreneurs Showcase Their Business Plans at Future Founders Competition
Student finalists competed in an interactive business plan competition as part of the CEC’s Future Founders program.
Teenage Entrepreneurs’ Pocket Socks Takes Top Honors at Motorola Foundation Citywide Business Plan Competition
Future Founders students presented comprehensive business plans for a variety of products and services.
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