We sat down with different members of the 2015 Future Founders Fellowship to hear all about their experiences as collegiate entrepreneurs and how the Fellowship helped accelerate their success. Interested in joining the 2017 cohort of Future Founders Fellows? Apply by November 17! Learn more here.
Why did you apply to the Fellowship?
I applied to the Fellowship because I needed the foundation that would allow me to learn about entrepreneurship, expand my network, and really get me focused into making my business happen. I had all these great ideas, but what I really needed was the right foundation to say, “Yes, you have these great ideas, but now let’s make them happen.”
What has your journey been like?
My entire journey has been incredibly life-changing. I’ve noticed the way that I’ve looked at my plans, to organizing my calendar, to networking, my entire outlook on what it means to be an entrepreneur has completely changed because of Future Founders.
What is the biggest thing you’ve learned from the Fellowship?
The biggest things that I’ve learned and gained, honestly, have been the skillsets. I came in knowing half as much–I had the confidence, I had the dream, I had the goals, but what Future Founders gave me was the skillsets. And they don’t just throw you out into the sharks–they show you how to swim with them. That was something that I really needed. I needed to be comfortable in my own skin and really go forward with this company, and that’s what Future Founders gave me.
About Future Founders
Future Founders is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur. We immerse youth in experiences that inspire and empower them to create their own opportunity. We believe this leads to a generation more determined, hopeful and equipped as they engage the future. Since 2005, our programs have served over 30,000 youth. The organization is powered by Capital One, CME Group Foundation, The Coleman Foundation, Keywell Foundation, Motorola Solutions Foundation, Accenture, The John E. & Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, Bank of America, Baxter, EY, Ford Motor Company Fund, Hoyt Family Foundation, Motorola Mobility Foundation, Smart Bet Charity, and many of the region’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders. Join us as we empower the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs. For more information, visit www.futurefounders.com
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