Future Founders is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2021 Startup Bootcamp program.
Our innovative early-stage accelerator, Startup Bootcamp is a free, three-month virtual program serving 18 to 30-year-olds across the country. Throughout the bootcamp, founders will have an opportunity to network with peers, connect with entrepreneurial thought leaders, and build skills through leadership development workshops and monthly mastermind sessions.
Their work will culminate with the Startup Bootcamp Pitch Day, where founders will pitch their businesses to a panel of entrepreneurs, investors, and business leaders from across the country.
Now in its 5th year, Future Founders received a record number of applications for this year’s cohort. After careful deliberation, 45 young founders were ultimately selected to join our program. These talented young entrepreneurs hail from 15 different states, and represent startups across a broad range of industries, including CPG, education, tech, food, healthcare, e-commerce, and more.
Founders who show the most intention and focus through Startup Bootcamp will be invited to a second, more selective phase, running from June-September. Over the course of this more intensive, growth-focused portion of the program, founders will connect with coaches and peer mentors to help them gain traction within their businesses.
Startup Bootcamp is proud to connect its founders with speakers and coaches who pass on vital knowledge and resources. Previous speakers have included: Garry Cooper (CEO of Rheaply), Collin Wallace (CEO of ZeroStorefront), Matt Armstrong (CEO of C22 Tech), Esther Barron (Director, Donald Pritzker Entrepreneurship Law Center), Michelle Murray (Managing Director of Segue Partners), Matthew Rooda (CEO of SwineTech), Murtaza Bambot (CEO of CareerBlitz), Caitie Gehlhausen (CEO of Socket Lock-It), and Taylor Morrison (CEO of Inner Workout).
“Entering our fifth cycle of this program, we’re as impressed as ever by the founders we have the opportunity to work with in the 2021 Startup Bootcamp,” said Tina Hrabak, Director of Startups, Future Founders. “These rising leaders are already making an impact in spaces from e-commerce to materials science, and we look forward to helping them grow.”
Future Founders is excited to support these talented young entrepreneurs as they grow their businesses within and beyond our programs.
To learn more about Startup Bootcamp, be sure to visit our program page. Also be sure to check out all the incredible alumni who have come through Startup Bootcamp, including our 2020 and 2019 cohorts. If you’re interested in volunteering as a judge for Startup Bootcamp Pitch Day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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