STARTUP BOOTCAMP

A free bootcamp designed to help 18 to 30-year-olds turn ideas, passions, and side hustles into functioning businesses. We are currently accepting applications for the next Startup Bootcamp. Apply early to secure your spot.




NATIONWIDE PROGRAM

OPEN TO 18 TO 30 YEAR-OLDS

IDEA STAGE COMPANIES

THREE MONTH PROGRAM

FREE PROGRAM; NO EQUITY TAKEN




TURN YOUR IDEA INTO A REALITY

Turning your idea into a real business is tough, especially when you don’t know where to start. Startup Bootcamp exists for just that reason, providing you with the tools and network to get your business off the ground. You don’t have to do it alone.




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

LEARN THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

Kickstart your entrepreneurial journey through Startup Bootcamp, a three-month workshop and discussion series that instills a foundation of entrepreneurial skills in participants like you while you build your startup network. Startup Bootcamp culminates with Pitch Day, an opportunity to get your ideas in front of a new audience while you flex your pitching skills.

  • Industry Agnostic
    We work with almost every type of business idea and industry

  • Virtual Bootcamp
    Startup: Bootcamp allows virtual participation, so you can participate from anywhere

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

  • Relevant Content
    Program workshops focused on skills you need to start your business

  • 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

  • Access to Experts
    Gain access to our national network of entrepreneurs and business leaders

  • Post-Program Opportunities
    Opportunity to take advantage of mentoring and additional programs

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Founders who show the most intention and traction through Startup Bootcamp will be invited to the second phase of the program, Startup Residency. Over the course of three months, Startup Residency members will connect with coaches and peer mentors to help them grow their new businesses.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Founders who show the most intention and traction through Startup Bootcamp will be invited to the second phase of the program, Startup Residency. Over the course of three months, Startup Residency members will connect with coaches and peer mentors to help them grow their new 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

  • Access to Experts
    Gain access to our national network of entrepreneurs and business leaders

  • Post-Program Opportunities
    Opportunity to take advantage of mentoring and additional programs

OUR FOUNDERS ARE NATIONWIDE

Thanks to the virtual components of our programs, we’ve served entrepreneurs from states all across the country. As long as you have internet access, you can participate.

See the Impact

 

"Startup Bootcamp bridged the gap between the theories that I had learned in school and real world practice. It fast tracked everything, and gave me the ability to build a viable business."

Lukas Garza

Startup Bootcamp Spring 2019

"Startup Bootcamp helped solidify a lot of internal processes that helped us grow. By the end of the program, we had already onboarded four new clients!"

Kiley Floren

Startup Bootcamp Fall 2019

Does Future Founders charge a fee/take equity in companies for program participation?

Future Founders is able to offer all of our core programming free of charge thanks to the generous support of our sponsoring organizations.

What kind of founders/companies does Future Founders work with?

Our programming specializes in assisting 18-to-30-year-old founders. We are industry agnostic and are more focused on age-and-stage appropriate programming for our founders. Startup Bootcamp is concentrated on helping encourage entrepreneurial success for founders from diverse backgrounds, including minority, women, immigrant, and veteran-owned businesses.

What companies has Future Founders worked with in the past?

We’ve worked with over 100 companies across the country, representing a variety of industries. Learn a little more about our founder portfolio by checking out our Fellowship companies.

Should I move to Chicago to take part in Future Founders programming?

While Chicago is a wonderful place to start and grow your business, our accelerator programs have virtual options and do not require you to relocate.


Turn your idea into a reality
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