Future Founders

  • IL

About Us

We believe every youth can become an entrepreneur.

We offer age-appropriate and stage-appropriate programs to connect youth with mentors and help them build a toolkit of entrepreneurial skills. We believe this leads to a generation of more determined entrepreneurial thinkers and doers…youth who will build their own businesses, work for startups, or bring an entrepreneurial perspective to whatever they do.


We’re entrepreneurs, too.

Future Founders is a non-profit organization that was created in 2011 through the merger of two programs: one created by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) in 2005 and another created by Uptake Co-Founder & CEO Brad Keywell in 2006. We are led by an all-star team who has launched everything from international companies to local nonprofits to an annual celebration of ideas. We operate like a startup, work out of a tech incubator space, and love to pilot new ways of doing things. We are actively involved in the entrepreneurial community to stay on the pulse of what’s new and how we can better prepare our students for success.


For more information visit www.futurefounders.com.

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Startups Manager (Job)


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