RESIDENCY

A free startup bootcamp designed to help 18 to 30-year-olds like you turn your idea, passion, or side hustle into a business. Applications for the Residency will open in early 2020. Click the button below to join our waitlist and be notified when applications open.




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. The Residency 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 the Residency 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. 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
    Our Residency 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 the Residency Bootcamp will be invited to the second phase of the program, the Cohort. Over the course of three months, Cohort 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 the Residency Bootcamp will be invited to the second phase of the program, the Cohort. Over the course of three months, Cohort 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

A NATIONWIDE PROGRAM

Thanks to the virtual components of the Residency, entrepreneurs are able to join our program from anywhere in the country. As long as you have internet access, you can participate.

 

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. The Residency program 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.


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