Future Founders Adds Talent to Support Millennial Entrepreneurs

Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur, today announced the addition of one Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) and six Growth Coaches to support its talented cohorts of millennial entrepreneurs.

Kathy Steele joined our team as an EIR and will work with our national millennial founders in the Future Founders Fellowship and Alumni Accelerator. She joins a deep bench of talent that includes five EIRs: Tom Caprel, Aaron Gillum, Marc Grens, Susan Silver, and Tomer Yogev.

We are also thrilled to welcome six Growth Coaches to work with the inaugural cohort of our Future Founders Residency program: Mohit Bathija, Monika Black, Melissa Footlick, Kasey Gandham, Amor Montes de Oca, and Jessica Tenuta.

The EIRs and Growth Coaches are highly respected entrepreneurs who provide critical guidance during key junctures in our founders’ entrepreneurial journeys. They provide our founders with a more sophisticated level of coaching and help them achieve entrepreneurial success more quickly.

“We are committed to providing our Fellows and Residents with the best mentoring and resources possible,” said Scott Issen, President & CEO, Future Founders. “Having such successful entrepreneurs join our team as EIRs and Growth Coaches ensures our founders have access to game-changing advice as they move their companies forward.”

Our EIRs and Growth Coaches are made possible thanks to the generous support of Motorola Solutions Foundation (organizational founding sponsor), Blackstone Charitable FoundationCapital One, The Coleman Foundation, The John E. & Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, Keywell Foundation, Accenture, ChicagoNEXTEY, Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund, and World Business Chicago.