Future Founders Announces 2019 National Fellowship Cohort

Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur, today announced the 18 entrepreneurs who were selected to participate in its 2019 Fellowship program. 

The Fellowship, now in its fifth year, is a prestigious year-long cohort that accelerates the development of the top 18 to 30-year-old entrepreneurs in the nation. The goal of the program is to develop both the founders and their businesses, giving them the greatest foundation for future success. Fellows benefit from mentoring, entrepreneurship retreats, a peer community, and volunteer opportunities through Future Founders programs.

“The 2019 Fellows are some of the highest potential young founders in the nation,” said Scott Issen, President & CEO, Future Founders. “We are optimistic that this year’s cohort will achieve milestones similar to our first three cohorts that generated $9.1 million in revenue, secured $3.3 million in capital and created 234 jobs.”

The Fellowship is generously supported by Motorola Solutions Foundation (organizational founding sponsor), Capital One, The Coleman Foundation, The John E. & Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, Keywell Foundation, EY, and Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund.

Acceptance into the Fellowship followed a competitive nationwide application and interview process. The 2019 Fellows represent 10 states and their businesses operate in industries including consumer products, food, services, and tech.

Congratulations to the 2019 Fellows!

Quentin AllumsUrban Misfit Ventures, WI
Urban Misfit Ventures is an umbrella company that owns a video storytelling company and an events company.

Caleb Carr, Vita Inclinata Technologies, WA
Vita develops technology to stabilize helicopter hoisting and sling load systems.

Brent Chase, Products for Autism Lifestyle (PAL), IL
PAL empowers the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) community through a sensor embedded IoT compression shirt and mobile application for early detection of meltdowns.

Chris Dancy, Click-A-Shift, GA
Click-A-Shift connects students looking for extra skills, experiences, and money to businesses that are looking for temporary staff.

Alon Gilboa, Explority, MO
Explority is a productivity and collaboration platform that makes it easy to manage organized group experiences such as trips, workshops, retreats and more.

Jamie Kim, bumble & butter, NY
bumble & butter is an artisan granola brand that specializes in unique savory flavors baked with grass-fed butter.

Kristian KrugmanSoulMUCH, CA
SoulMUCH has created a solution to food waste by upcycling overproduced food from restaurants and juice bars to make healthy snacks.

Eric Laurent, Roo Storage, MO
Roo is an online platform that connects those with extra space in their home to those in need of storage.

Brianna MakaricBRITE bites, MI
‪BRITE bites is an all-natural probiotic snack bite company.

Moe Mitchell, Moe Mow’s Lawn Care, IL
Mow Moe’s is a tech-based lawn care company that saves customers, crews, and owners a significant amount of time through a mobile app platform.

Bailey PaxtonAgileCare Solutions, MI
AgileCare Solutions was founded with the mission of bringing community, connectivity, and care to the home health industry.

Lucas Philips, BrewBike, IL
BrewBike provides college communities with delicious coffee in the most convenient ways, every day.

Jasper Real, Smashlots Liquidation, IL
Smashlots Liquidation sells liquidated merchandise from big box retailers to online reselling businesses. They help alleviate excess inventory, and have an eco-friendly focus.

Indra SofianSora Schools, GA
Sora is a progressive high school where students meet with psychologists and industry experts to design their own education.

LJ TroiloSymbie, PA
Symbie is a roommate matching app for college students who are looking for an awesome living environment.

Danielle TubbsTubby’s Taste, IL
Tubby’s Taste is a Jamaican-American inspired vegan dessert company with the mission of bringing people together.

Yulkendy ValdezForefront, MO
Forefront is a corporate education company that helps businesses and their leaders enable their cultural competency and inclusive leadership skills.

David Zamarin, DetraPel, MA
DetraPel is a nanotechnology-based chemical manufacturer that produces coatings that allow for people to enjoy their favorite things without stains or wetness and never have to worry about the safety of their products for their kids, pets, or themselves.

The 2019 Fellows represent Future Founders’ fifth Fellowship cohort. See graduates from the first four cohorts at https://futurefounders.com/about/companies/.

For media and sponsorship inquiries, contact Scott Issen at scott@futurefounders.com.

For more information, visit https://futurefounders.com/fellowship/ or contact Katie Sowa, Chief Operating Officer, at katie@futurefounders.com.