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Future Founders Partners with Techstars & Blackstone LaunchPad for New Fellowship

The Summer Startup Fellowship will help students directly affected by COVID-19.

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Future Founders Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Watch as President & CEO Scott Issen explains our work empowering youth to create their own opportunity

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Future Founders Featured on Comcast Newsmakers

Watch as President & CEO Scott Issen explains our work empowering youth to create their own opportunity

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Future Founders Helping Students Become Business Leaders of Tomorrow

Read the feature article on Future Founders from the Chicago Sun-Times

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Future Founders and 1871 Announce Partnership

Future Founders Moves Headquarters to 1871 with help of Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.

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Future Founders and 1871 Announce Partnership

Future Founders Moves Headquarters to 1871 with help of Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The 2015 Winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards

Congratulations to Daniel Yu, the founder of Reliefwatch, on winning a 2015 Chicago Innovation Award.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Shark Tank Alum Kaeya Majmundar Talks Returning To Chicago, Pitching At Technori

Founders Fellow Kaeya Majmundar, founder of BZbox, was recently profiled in ChicagoInno.

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Shark Tank Alum Kaeya Majmundar Talks Returning To Chicago, Pitching At Technori

Founders Fellow Kaeya Majmundar, founder of BZbox, was recently profiled in ChicagoInno.

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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.

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Trinity Christian College Recognized by Future Founders Foundation

Read more about the award given to Trinity Christian College by Future Founders.

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Trinity Christian College Recognized by Future Founders Foundation

Read more about the award given to Trinity Christian College by Future Founders.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Women in Business: Kaeya Majmundar, Founder, BZbox

Kaeya Majmundar speaks about her goals and the challenges of being an up-and-coming entrepreneur.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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Students Taught to Finish School, Create Jobs

On Saturday, February 7, the Future Founders Foundation was highlighted in a segment on ABC 7 Chicago.

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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.

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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.

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Founders Fellow Garners Media Attention For New Dating App

Recently, Lurye and his company Social Synergy Media were featured in ChicagoInno.com

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"Shark Tank" Handshake Deals and Tenacity That Becomes "Near Lunacy"

Founders participant Kaeya Majmundar was interviewed by Kate MacArthur of the Chicago Tribune. 

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"Shark Tank" Handshake Deals and Tenacity That Becomes "Near Lunacy"

Founders participant Kaeya Majmundar was interviewed by Kate MacArthur of the Chicago Tribune. 

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I Want Her Job: Britney Robbins

The prominent female workforce blog, I Want Her Job, profiled Britney Robbins, our very own Relationships Manager.

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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.

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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.

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5 Non-Profits Improving Quality of Life in Chicago

Future Founders Foundation was highlighted for it’s substantial reach and upcoming U.Pitch Competition.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Future Founders featured on Achicagothing.com

Our CEO Scott Issen recently wrote an article about Lemonade Day Chicago for AChicagoThing.com.

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InformationWeek: "Nurturing IT’s Next Generation, Chicago-Style"

InformationWeek wrote about how Future Founders is developing the next generation of IT professionals in Chicago.

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InformationWeek: "Nurturing IT’s Next Generation, Chicago-Style"

InformationWeek wrote about how Future Founders is developing the next generation of IT professionals in Chicago.

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Bootstrapping with Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation

Tom and Tony from Bootstrapping in America talk with Scott Issen of Future Founders Foundation.

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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”.

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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”.

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Creating Inner-City Entrepreneurs

Forbes speaks with Brad Keywell and his passion for the Future Founders Foundation

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CEC and Brad Keywell Launch Future Founders Foundation

Brad Keywell and Kevin Willer today joined entrepreneurial forces as they announced the Future Founders Foundation

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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.

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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.

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Future Founders on ABC 7 News Chicago

Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley kicked off the 5th Annual Future Founders Citywide Business Plan Competition

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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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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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