FELLOWSHIP

A prestigious year-long program designed to accelerate the nation’s top young entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Applications for the 2022 Fellowship are now open!

Fellowship applications will have two rounds to apply. We anticipate filling the majority of the cohort after the first deadline, so we encourage you to apply early.:

Early Application Deadline: 11:59PM CT, Sunday, November 28

Early Application Interviews: Week of December 13

Final Application Deadline: 11:59PM CT, Friday, December 31

Final Application Interviews: Mid-January

The 2022 Fellowship will begin in February of 2022 and run through November of 2022.




NATIONWIDE PROGRAM

OPEN TO 18 TO 30 YEAR-OLDS

FOR GROWING STARTUPS

YEAR-LONG PROGRAM

FREE PROGRAM; NO EQUITY TAKEN




A COMMUNITY OF DREAMERS & DOERS

Gain access to a national community of successful young founders like you who are building game-changing businesses. Through the Fellowship, you will learn how to become a better founder, grow your business, and develop a network of support for this roller coaster ride we call entrepreneurship.




ENTREPRENEURS ARE DREAMERS DOERS GAME-CHANGERS INNOVATORS CREATORS DISRUPTORS PEOPLE LIKE US PEOPLE LIKE YOU

A NATIONAL COMMUNITY OF YOUNG FOUNDERS

Accelerate your personal and business growth through the prestigious year-long Fellowship program. Fellows like you can have priority access to all Future Founders services including mentoring, skill development, entrepreneurship retreats, a peer community, and volunteer opportunities through other Future Founders programs. Join the ranks of previous Fellows who have accomplished some incredible things.

  • Industry Agnostic
    We work with almost every type of business idea and industry

  • Virtual Cohort
    Our Fellowship is mostly virtual, so you can participate from anywhere

  • Entrepreneur Led
    Instructors are all seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders

  • Entrepreneurs in Residence
    Founders like you can receive guidance from our team of seasoned entrepreneurs and mentors

  • Peer Community
    Build transformative relationships with young entrepreneurs across the U.S.

  • Motivation and Accountability
    Gain tools to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable to your goals

  • Founders Weekends
    Join your cohort members for several entrepreneurship retreats in Chicago

  • Post-Program Opportunities
    Opportunity to participate in Alumni Accelerator for up to three years after Fellowship

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

The Fellowship is open to ANY young entrepreneur (18-30) who is a founder and equity holder of their company (typically the CEO or C-level position), and who is a decision maker in the startup. School enrollment is not a factor in Fellowship eligibility. Ideal candidates should be passionate about entrepreneurship and proactively taking steps to grow their businesses.

To learn more about who should apply, and to answer any other questions you may have about the program, be sure to read our Fellowship FAQ

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

The Fellowship is open to ANY young entrepreneur (18-30) who is a founder and equity holder of their company (typically the CEO or C-level position), and who is a decision maker in the startup. School enrollment is not a factor in Fellowship eligibility. Ideal candidates should be passionate about entrepreneurship and proactively taking steps to grow their businesses.

To learn more about who should apply, and to answer any other questions you may have about the program, be sure to read our Fellowship FAQ

  • Peer Community
    Build transformative relationships with young entrepreneurs across the U.S.

  • Motivation and Accountability
    Gain tools to stay motivated and hold yourself accountable to your goals

  • Founders Weekends
    Join your cohort members for several entrepreneurship retreats in Chicago

  • Post-Program Opportunities
    Opportunity to participate in Alumni Accelerator for up to three years after Fellowship

Meet the Mentors

Our Companies

Since its inception, the Fellowship has worked with an incredibly talented, diverse group of Founders and companies representing a wide breadth of industries. Alongside our idea stage founders, this group has collectively created 1,027 jobs, generated $139.8 million in revenue, and raised $85.9 million in capital. 

To learn more about these accomplished founders, check out the full list of Fellowship companies.