FUTURE FOUNDERS WORKSHOPS

Request a free Future Founders-led in-person/virtual workshop for Chicago Public Schools interested in bringing entrepreneurship and innovation into the classroom.

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. If interested, please apply by clicking “Inquire” and completing the form. We will follow up with more information and schedule a session to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

If you are not with Chicago Public Schools and would like a workshop, please complete this form to request programming for your school or organization.




FOR SCHOOLS & NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

RUN OVER 1-5 CLASS PERIODS

CONDUCTED IN-PERSON AND/OR VIRTUALLY

FREE FOR CPS SCHOOLS

LED BY OUR INSTRUCTORS




PREPARING MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOLERS FOR SUCCESS

Entrepreneurship education plays a powerful role in youth development as its framework supports key aspects of student success: 21st Century skill-building, social and emotional core competencies, and career exposure. Our work, in partnership with incredible schools like yours, is proven to equip students with the skills and mindset they need to succeed in the future.




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

EMPOWERING SCHOOLS & STUDENTS

Discover amplifies the work schools are already doing to create well-rounded students. With minimal resources and commitment, Discover seamlessly integrates a proven, results-driven S.E.L. course directly into your school, and empowers students with vital 21st century skills.

  • Industry Informed Curriculum
    Programs incorporate latest entrepreneurship, business and tech content

  • Entrepreneur Led
    Diverse entrepreneurs from Chicago serve as our instructors

  • STEM Integration
    Program lessons incorporate and encourage STEM development

  • Turnkey Implementation
    Easy implementation with minimal staff time and resources required

  • The Art of Ideation
    Unlock your students’ creative potential and teach them how to brainstorm like the pros

  • Guerrilla Marketing Challenge
    Introduce your students to key marketing concepts by experimenting with guerrilla marketing

  • Startup Sprint
    Have students go from identifying a problem all the way to presenting their MVP prototype in a business pitch

  • Student Internships &
    In addition to workshops, Future Founders offers high school students paid internships in entrepreneurship

AVAILABLE WORKSHOP TOPICS

Like any good entrepreneur, we believe the best way to learn is to do. That’s why we’ve developed a diverse range of hands-on, Future Founders-led workshops to suit a variety of time commitments and desired learning outcomes.

Current Future Founders workshop offerings include: The Art of Ideation, Guerrilla Marketing Challenge, and Startup Sprint.

In addition to workshops, Future Founders also offers interested students paid internship opportunities.

AVAILABLE WORKSHOP TOPICS

Like any good entrepreneur, we believe the best way to learn is to do. That’s why we’ve developed a diverse range of hands-on, Future Founders-led workshops to suit a variety of time commitments and desired learning outcomes.

Current Future Founders workshop offerings include: The Art of Ideation, Guerrilla Marketing Challenge, and Startup Sprint.

In addition to workshops, Future Founders also offers interested students paid internship opportunities.

  • The Art of Ideation
    Unlock your students’ creative potential and teach them how to brainstorm like the pros

  • Guerrilla Marketing Challenge
    Introduce your students to key marketing concepts by experimenting with guerrilla marketing

  • Startup Sprint
    Have students go from identifying a problem all the way to presenting their MVP prototype in a business pitch

  • Student Internships &
    In addition to workshops, Future Founders offers high school students paid internships in entrepreneurship

Serving Youth Across Chicago

Future Founders works with schools all across Chicagoland. We see our work through the lens of equity and we focus on school communities and students who don’t have access to the same opportunities, resources, and support. We work with both public and charter schools but prioritize schools in historically underserved and disinvested communities. To see if your school is a fit, please fill out our Workshop Inquiry Form.

See the Impact

How can I bring this program to my school?

We love to hear from interested school partners! Please complete the Workshop Inquiry Form and someone from our team will follow up with more information.

What does Future Founders need from a school partner?

The basic requirements are: Approval from the administration, a committed and engaged teacher, and at least 1-5 available class periods (duration depends on selected workshop topic).

What schools does Future Founders partner with?

We see our work through the lens of equity and we focus our work on school communities and students who don’t have access to the same opportunities, resources, and support. We work with both public and charter schools but prioritize schools in historically underserved and disinvested communities. To see if your school is a fit, please complete the Workshop Inquiry Form and someone from our team will follow up with more information.

What types of workshops do you offer?

Future Founders currently offers 3 virtual workshop topics, including: The Art of Ideation, Guerrilla Marketing Challenge, and Startup Sprint.


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