Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur, announced the 36 entrepreneurs who are part of the 2020 Future Founders National Fellowship Alumni Accelerator.
The Alumni Accelerator is a program designed to engage those Fellowship alumni who have demonstrated significant traction as founders and have taken intentional steps to work on their businesses full-time. Participating founders benefit from a national peer community of millennial founders, mentoring by our Entrepreneurs in Residence, entrepreneurship retreats, and volunteer opportunities through Future Founders programs. Select founders from the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Fellowship cohorts were invited to participate in this prestigious program.
“Through the Alumni Accelerator, Future Founders continues to support our most promising founders, giving them additional runway to grow sustainable companies,” said Scott Issen, President & CEO, Future Founders. “The program will build on the success from our first four cohorts that have generated over $17.7 million in revenue, secured $12.4 million in capital and created 317 jobs.”
The Fellowship is generously supported by Motorola Solutions Foundation (organizational founding sponsor), Capital One, The Coleman Foundation, Keywell Foundation, The John E. & Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, and Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund.
The 36 entrepreneurs represent 14 states and one district, operating in industries ranging from agriculture and energy to consumer products and tech.
Murtaza Bambot, CareerBlitz, GA
CareerBlitz builds artificial intelligence to match job seekers to employers.
Mike Black, Told Media, TX
Told Media is a software development agency that focuses on building digital products for well-funded startups.
Brent Chase, PAL, IL
PAL empowers the autism community with behavioral training for mitigation of meltdowns.
Chris Dancy, Click-A-Shift, GA
Click-A-Shift bridges students’ immediate needs to their future wants by providing them the opportunity to earn money, skills, and experiences around their school schedule.
Ryan Deitrich, Abandon Comfort, NJ
Abandon Comfort is a vlog about how minimalism has afforded Ryan and his girlfriend the chance to travel the world – by sailboat.
Chase Dittmer, Apex Officer, NV
Apex Officer builds turnkey virtual reality training technology for the military, law enforcement, and first responders.
Brendon Geils, DC
Alon Gilboa, Explority, CA
Explority helps B2B companies drive growth with structured implementation experiences tailored to each customer role.
Chris Heckman, Maverace, PA
Maverace is a full-service digital marketing agency specializing in E-commerce sales, lead generation, and brand strategy.
Isaac Hetzroni, Imprint Genius, FL
Imprint Genius creates unique promotional items with high ROIs for corporate and organizational marketing needs.
Adam Hoffman, CheckTheQ, MO
CheckTheQ delivers real-time alerts on security line length so airports and facilities can improve operations and reduce average wait times.
Vinesh Kannan, Omnipointment (Acquired), IL
Omnipointment equips students and teachers with collaboration tools and analytics to make group work more rewarding.
Jamie Kim, bumble&butter, NY
bumble & butter is a premium granola brand that specializes in unique savory flavors while celebrating the best artisans and farmers both local and around the world.
Hannah King, Woven Futures, FL
Woven Futures preserves culture and combats poverty through artisan-crafted fashion. They source global goods to create jobs and share culture with the world.
Krissy Krugman, SoulMUCH, CA
SoulMUCH has created a solution to food waste by upcycling overproduced food from restaurants and juice bars to make healthy snacks.
Eric Laurent, Roo Storage, MO
Roo is an online platform that connects those with unused space to those in need of storage.
Jason Lees, Clarifii, MI
Clarifii is a water repellent designed for safe use on camera housings to ensure water spots don’t ruin your footage while filming in wet conditions.
Brianna Makaric, BRITE bites, MI
BRITE bites is an all-natural probiotic snack bite company to fuel on-the-go individuals. The probiotic in our bites helps to support your immune and digestive systems.
Moe Mitchell, Moe Mow’s Lawn Care & HubClick, IL
Moe Mow’s is an app base premium lawn service utilizing technology and innovation in order to create the most customer centric and convenient lawn service that beautifies and maintain homeowners’ yards. HubClick is a fully customizable CRM system that enables lawn providers & home-service businesses to have a powerful and custom app to increase sales & profits, decrease time, make customers happier, & much more!
Daniel Natsagdorj, Laugh and Learn Child Development Center, GA
Laugh and Learn Child Development Center is dedicated to creating an environment which values the uniqueness of each child and encourages the development of socialization skills, independence, and positive self-image.
Bailey Paxton, AgileCare Solutions, MI
AgileCare is an all one platform that empowers caregivers to provide consistent, continuous data-driven care.
Lucas Philips, BrewBike, IL
BrewBike provides specialty coffee to colleges in the most convenient ways. By empowering college kids to run BrewBike at their schools, we help them earn money, learn how to operate a real business, and have a game-changing experience.
Swarnav Pujari, ToughLight Innovations, CA
TouchLight develops renewable energy technologies to help utilities and commercial properties attain their 100% renewable energy goals.
Jasper Real, Elite Merchandisers Group, IL
Elite Merchandisers Group offers liquidation of overstock retail merchandise, selling to e-commerce businesses.
Christopher Roche, RecruitChute, WI
RecruitChute is an online social platform that connects aspiring youth athletes with college coaches and recruiters.
Matthew Rooda, SwineTech, IA
SwineTech strives to be the eyes and ears for pork producers, enabling them to offer an exceptional quality of life for the pigs in their care.
Katarina Samardzija, Locker Lifestyle, MI
Locker Lifestyle™ has three products providing small storage to safely stash small valuables such as cash, keys, an ID, phone, and more. The Wrist Locker, Little Locker and Head Locker provide protection and convenience.
Omeed Shams, Kwest, TX
Kwest is an augmented reality gaming platform, enhancing the world around us through choose your-own-adventure style experiences.
Danya Sherman, KnoNap, DC
KnoNap, the napkin that knows, is a discreet, disposable device that detects selected dangerous chemicals within a beverage.
Indra Sofian, Sora Schools, GA
Sora Schools is an online, project-based high school where students get to explore their interests and gain exposure to future careers and fields of study.
Mikayla Sullivan, KinoSol SBC, IA
KinoSol is on a mission to end global food waste. Its first product, a solar-powered food dehydrator, is helping families in 40+ countries.
LJ Troilo, ivee, NY
ivee is an app that connects users to on-demand hangover curing IV treatments with the press of a button. We’re creating a future without hangovers.
Danielle Tubbs, Tubby’s Taste, IL
Tubby’s Taste is a Jamaican-American inspired vegan dessert company with the mission of bringing people together.
Shannon Varcoe, ZYX Sticks, PA
ZYX Sticks is an open-ended, gender neutral, building toy that promotes creativity and hands-on play for kids and adults through planning and collaboration without instructions.
Ben Weiss, Zcruit (Acquired), IL
Zcruit is the place college coaches go to find recruits and to access trusted and comprehensive recruiting information.
David Zamarin, Detrapel, MA
DetraPel is a nanotechnology-based chemical manufacturer that produces coatings that allow for people to enjoy their favorite things without stains or wetness and never have to worry about the safety of their products for their kids, pets, or themselves.
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