FELLOWSHIP

A prestigious year-long program designed to accelerate the nation’s top young entrepreneurs and their businesses. Applications for the 2021 Fellowship Cohort will open in spring 2021. Click the button below to join our waitlist and be notified when applications open.




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

  • Access to 1871
    Participants will have exclusive access to the 1871 tech incubator space

  • 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.

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.

  • 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. All told, this group has collectively created 543 jobs, generated $32.8 million in revenue, and raised $34.9 million in capital in the last four years alone. 

Check out our Fellowship Impact Report to see all that this group has accomplished, or browse the full list of Fellowship companies.