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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Why Understanding Product Market Fit Is Critical To Your Entrepreneurial Success
Learn why achieving product market fit is vital for every startup.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Write a Business Plan
Learn how to write a business plan that is effective and organized.
Meet the Young Founders Making Education More Accessible to All
See how three young startups are redefining the future of learning.
Building a More Sustainable Future with Rebundle’s Ciara May
Learn how Startup Bootcamper Ciara May is building a more sustainable future through her business, Rebundle.
How to Choose a Legal Structure For Your Business
Learn how to choose which legal structure is best suited for your business.
7 Startup Marketing Ideas Under $1,000
Learn how to launch great marketing campaigns for your startup, even when you’re on a budget.
How to Craft an Elevator Pitch
Learn how to give the perfect pitch for your business and yourself in 90 seconds or less.
Mental Health Tools and Resources for Entrepreneurs
A collection of our top articles, videos, podcasts, and other tools to help founders tackle their mental health challenges.
Female Founders: Tools and Resources
A collection of our top articles, videos, podcasts, worksheets, and other tools to help our network of Female Founders.
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?
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.
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?
2015 Future Founders Fellowship Spotlight: Ryan Hesslau, foreverU
Future Founders Fellowship Spotlight: Kevin Roemer (Brandless Group)
The 5 Traits of a Future Founders Fellow
One of the most common questions we receive is: “What makes a good candidate for the Fellowship?”
Future Founders Fellowship Spotlight: Liliana Leon (Winefolded)
Future Founders Fellowship Spotlight: Kaeya Majmundar (KAEYOS, Inc.)
Top 6 Sites to Learn to Code for Free
With the help of FEMcoders, we listed our top 6 sites where you learn any number of programming languages.
How to Write a Professional Email
Your emails are a virtual representation of you. Sometimes, they can be the first impression someone has of you.
Is Nobody Buying What You’re Selling? This Might Be Why.
If you find yourself struggling to gain traction with your flashy new product, this might be the reason why.
Build a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign in 5 Steps
5 steps to help you build a successful crowdfunding campaign as an early entrepreneur.
Sourcing 101: Where Do You Begin?
Finding a factory, budgeting, and planning what you need are big steps in your sourcing process.
Pitching Lessons from Applying to Shark Tank
How did applying for Shark Tank make the Packback team members better pitchers?
Entrepreneurs on Campus: Revenue Model Tips from the College Founders of VitaFive
Two students at Texas Christian University are launching the next best thing to happen to vitamins.
7 Essential Entrepreneurial Resources to Build Your Startup
So much of succeeding in the entrepreneurial ecosystem is constantly learning from others who’ve been there before.
How to Maximize Your Internship While Building Your Startup
Here are 10 ways to maximize your internship as you’re building your startup.
Advice From a Shark Tank Alum
“You are not an entrepreneur” is what one Shark told then 20-year-old inventor Kaeya Majmundar.
How to Measure Valuation
As an early-stage entrepreneur, one of the first things you learn is that the valuation of your company is important.
Why You Don’t Need to Be a Unicorn
Understanding investors’ perspectives on risk will provide insights into how they make investments.
4 Ways to Achieve Work/Life/School Balance as a Student Entrepreneur
Time is a valuable and precious commodity and as a student entrepreneur with a busy schedule.
How a UChicago Student-Run Startup Raised Funding
In an article from ChicagoInno, Founders Fellow Jason Li talks about UProspie, his college campus tours app.
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