Future Founders Announces Fall 2019 Residency Cohort

December 13, 2019

Future Founders is excited to announce the 19 entrepreneurs who were selected to participate in our Fall 2019 Residency Cohort.

The Residency Cohort is the second phase of our innovative early-stage accelerator serving 18 to 30-year-olds across the country. The Cohort kicked off in November with a two-day Summit in Chicago that gave founders an opportunity to network with peers, connect with entrepreneurial thought leaders, visit some of the city’s most accomplished startups, and build skills through leadership development workshops. Following the Summit, Cohort members will have access to one-on-one mentoring with entrepreneurs, peer mentoring with Future Founders alumni, and monthly Mastermind sessions.

Residency Cohort members were selected from the 31 founders who participated in the fall Residency Bootcamp, the first phase of the program. The Residency Bootcamp is an experiential workshop series that exposes participants to the lean startup methodology, taking them from ideation to the launch of their own businesses.

“The Residency Cohort members demonstrated tremendous drive, traction, and entrepreneurial intentionality in launching their businesses during our Bootcamp,” said Scott Issen, President & CEO, Future Founders. “We’re thrilled to provide these talented Residents with more resources to grow as founders and build sustainable companies.”

The Residency in Chicago is made possible through a generous grant from the Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge, which is sponsored by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, World Business Chicago, and ChicagoNEXT. The National Residency is supported by Google.org.

Residency Fall 2019

Congratulations to the Fall 2019 Residents and their businesses:

Founder: Sofia Zervas
BAGLi is an on-demand short term storage solution where travelers are able to drop-off their luggage to go explore the city hassle-free.

Bee Harris, IL
Founder: Brittany Harris
Bee Harris is a Chicago-based graphic designer, illustrator, and social advocate creating art with bold colors, abstract shapes, and charismatic characters that represent different aspects of the Black Diaspora.

Founder: Brendan Wang
Capnos is the safe alternative to vaping. Zero smoke, zero nicotine, and zero harm.

College Unboxed, FL
Founder: Ana Primo
College Unboxed gives students clear guidelines on how to go through their university experience in a way that is healthy and wholesome, encouraging them to smoothly grow into their independence while staying connected to their families.

Curis, IL
Founder: Shayan Beg
Curis solves the healthcare crisis within the country by opening up competition between providers.

Ech-O, IL
Founder: Sean Finley
Ech-O is risk management platform that delivers personal market insights to investors and traders in the stock market by gathering information on how they trade, and returning information on how to improve.

Ethilife, IL
Founder: Mick Nassar
Ethilife helps drive real impact by enabling users to leverage their purchasing power in combination with other like-minded individuals.

famlido, NJ
Founder: Alissa Lopez
famlido is a family management tool saving hours by syncing schedules, automating reminders, and tracking tasks. It’s a single app where families can communicate and organize everyone all in one place.

FreeBo, NC
Founder: Brady Hillhouse
FreeBo is an innovative direct marketing service that provides businesses and employers access to college students based on customizable criteria.

Gamerjibe, IL
Founder: Joe Lee
Gamerjibe is a platform where gamers can converse, play and compete.

Hands of Honey, IL
Founder: Alaxandria Foreman
Hands of Honey is a social enterprise non-profit organization whose objective is to renew culture, reestablish business, and revitalize communities.

Inner Workout, IL
Founder: Taylor Morrison
Inner Workout is a 60-minute, mat-based wellness class focused on strengthening participants’ self-care acuity.

Karma Trade, IL
Founder: Mona Fang
Karma Trade is a sustainable clothing swap service providing consumers with the latest fashion trends while reducing their impact on the planet.

Miki L. Grace LLC, IL
Founder: Miki Grace
Miki L. Grace LLC equips entrepreneurs with the tools to design and develop their ideal employee experience.

Mikki Chewz, IL
Founder: Mikaela Turner
Mikki Chewz is a chewy chocolate confection rolled in toasted coconut and butter cookie. 15% of proceeds are donated to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

Monitus, IL
Founder: Tayyaba Ali
Monitus is a medical device development company that intends to design and market medical devices related to patient monitoring in the orthopedic and psychiatric markets.

Founder: Tyler Nass
MUL8R is solving the tedious and laborious process of scripting by building tools to help programmers “Dev More Efficiently.”

Peace Plan Positivity Products, MI
Founder: N’Kenge Robertson
Peace Plan Positivity Products ensure a state of freedom and tranquility through aromatherapy body care and affirmation products.

Practical Statistics LLC, PA
Founder: Kiley Floren
Practical Statistics LLC provides statistics and evaluation consulting for grad students and small organizations with a focus on capacity building for program staff.


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