Jessica Tenuta

Growth Coach




Jessica Tenuta is a Growth Coach at Future Founders. In this role, she works with our Future Founders Residency program and provides intensive coaching to our millennial founders.

Jessica is the Cofounder and Chief Product Officer of Packback, an edTech startup dedicated to awakening and fueling students’ lifelong curiosity. Packback’s flagship product, Packback Questions, is an online college discussion platform that supports critical thinking skills and brings curiosity back into the college classroom. The Packback Questions uses proprietary algorithms to coach students on how to ask effective, open-ended, critical questions, and allowing professors to leverage insights and content from the platform to create a more curious in-class experience.

Jessica has experience building brands for startups from both the perspective of a founder and from that of a venture capitalist. As a former Design Fellow at Lightbank and Brand Designer at Listen Ventures, she helped build the brands and user experiences for some of Chicago’s top startups. Jessica was recently named on the 2017 Techweek100 list, was a 2015 Chicago Inno “50 on Fire” winner, and was a speaker at the 2015 TedxNormal conference.