Future Founders Partners with Techstars & Blackstone LaunchPad for New Fellowship
The Summer Startup Fellowship will help students directly affected by COVID-19.
Future Founders Featured on Comcast Newsmakers
Watch as President & CEO Scott Issen explains our work empowering youth to create their own opportunity
Future Founders Helping Students Become Business Leaders of Tomorrow
Read the feature article on Future Founders from the Chicago Sun-Times
Capital One Highlights Future Founders Alum in "My Future Self" Video Series
Future Founders alum Jasmine Leatherwood is one of six people nationwide featured in Capital One’s “My Future Self” campaign.
The Next Generation of Social Entrepreneurs on the Rise in Chicago
Three high school entrepreneurship programs in Chicagoland that are building the next generation of social entrepreneurs.
Future Founders and 1871 Announce Partnership
Future Founders Moves Headquarters to 1871 with help of Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.
6 Future Founders Fellows and Alumni Named to Chicago Inno’s 2016 Tech Madness Bracket
Tech Madness is a friendly competition to see who the community thinks will be the most valuable tech company in five years.
Future Founders Appoints Three Board Members, Expands Startup Team
Future Founders announces the appointment of three new board members and the expansion of its Startup team.
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.
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.
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.
What if we gave education an entrepreneurial facelift?
It’s no wonder that universities shy away from teaching risk, but what if the education system embraced it?
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.
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.
UProspie Aims to Disrupt the College Admissions Tour
UProspie, a college tour platform, is looking to disrupt the university visit for millions of students across the country.
Future Founders CEO Scott Issen Published in Entrepreneur
“How to Show Investors Your Startup Is Worth Sinking Money Into” written by Future Founders CEO Scott Issen.
1776 Challenge Cup Winner Reliefwatch Uses Mobile Phones to Solve Systemic Stockouts
Daniel, a Founders Fellow, speaks what led to Reliefwatch’s founding and the company’s impact.
Student-Run Economics Club Connects Elite Chicago High School Entrepreneurs
Founders Fellow Samuel Lurye has just announced the creation of the Junior Economic Club of Chicago
Shark Tank Alum Kaeya Majmundar Talks Returning To Chicago, Pitching At Technori
Founders Fellow Kaeya Majmundar, founder of BZbox, was recently profiled in ChicagoInno.
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.
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.
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 To Speak At TEDxUChicago
Founders Fellow Jason Li, founder of iReTron and UProspie.com and University of Chicago student, will speak at TEDxUChicago.
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
"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.
5 Non-Profits Improving Quality of Life in Chicago
Future Founders Foundation was highlighted for it’s substantial reach and upcoming U.Pitch Competition.
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.
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 featured on Achicagothing.com
Our CEO Scott Issen recently wrote an article about Lemonade Day Chicago for AChicagoThing.com.
InformationWeek: "Nurturing IT’s Next Generation, Chicago-Style"
InformationWeek wrote about how Future Founders is developing the next generation of IT professionals in Chicago.
Bootstrapping with Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation
Tom and Tony from Bootstrapping in America talk with Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation.
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”.
Creating Inner-City Entrepreneurs
Forbes speaks with Brad Keywell and his passion for the Future Founders Foundation
CIW YOU(th) Go Behind the Scenes With the Chicago Bulls
Leslie Forman, wife of the Chicago Bull’s general manager, welcomed students from their corresponding programs.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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