Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur, today announced the 20 entrepreneurs who were selected to participate in its 2020 Fellowship program.
The Fellowship, now in its sixth year, is a prestigious year-long program designed to accelerate the nation’s top young entrepreneurs and their businesses. The goal of the program is to develop both the founders and their startups, giving them the greatest foundation for future success. Fellows benefit from mentoring, skill development, entrepreneurship retreats, a peer community, and volunteer opportunities through Future Founders programs.
“The 2020 Fellowship Cohort includes some of the most promising and motivated 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 four cohorts that generated $17.7 million in revenue, secured $12.4 million in capital and created 317 jobs.”
The Fellowship is generously supported by Motorola Solutions Foundation (organizational founding sponsor), Capital One, The Coleman Foundation, Keywell Foundation, The John E. & Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation, and Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund.
Acceptance into the Fellowship followed a highly competitive nationwide application and interview process. The 2020 Fellows operate in a variety of industries including consumer products, education, financial services, healthcare, and tech.
Congratulations to the 2020 Fellows!
Ayodele Aigbe, Hangio, TX
Hangio is a closet-focused startup optimizing and enhancing the everyday closet experience through innovative bendable hangers.
Hamiz Mushtaq Awan, Plutus21 Capital, TX
Plutus21 Capital is an investment firm focused on blockchain infrastructure.
Derek Canton, Paerpay, MA
Paerpay is a payment experience platform for restaurants, servers, and their guests.
Anna Gabriella Casalme, Novelly, CA
Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit reinventing civic education for young people through digital technology and young adult (YA) fiction.
Dieumerci Christel, Enlight, ND
Enlight empowers students to quickly share their passions, interests, and learning preferences with their teachers.
Erica Cole, No Limbits, IA
No Limbits solves everyday problems for amputees through custom prosthesis covers and an adaptive clothing line that is fashionable and works with a prosthesis.
Caitlin Gehlhausen, Socket Lock-It, IN
Socket Lock-It is an adhesive cardholder for the backs of phones that allows the user to have both their cards and phone grip all-in-one.
Kyle Gillis, Iconic Air, WV
Iconic Air is a high-resolution emissions mapping and analytics solution.
Michael Katz, Cuffed Digital Solutions, FL
Cuffed Digital Solutions monetizes online trends and attention by using social media marketing and influencers to build brands.
Chang Hun Lee, OSD, CT
OSD is a pocket-sized IoT healthcare device that measures, analyzes, and reports timely and accurate biometric data to help people create a healthier lifestyle.
Robert Luo, Mi Terro, CA
Mi Terro is a food tech company that recycles milk waste into soft, sustainable, and affordable fibers for apparel, bed linen, and packaging.
Samuel Padilla, Steven Mentor, IA
Steven Mentor helps international students prepare, adapt, and succeed in the U.S. through online videos and personalized mentoring.
Sneh Parmar, Lucky Mobility, NY
Lucky Mobility provides personalized brand engagement with consumers as they move throughout a city.
Elliot Roth, Spira, CA
Spira is a B2B supplier that uses pond scum to replace industrial ingredients using genetically engineered algae and a global network of farms.
Landon Sanford, Rayka, SC
Rayka is a nearby discovery platform for Gen Z and millennials.
Joshua Shefner, Agricycle Global, WI
Agricycle Global transforms waste into opportunity by diverting food waste into premium, all-natural products that empower rural female farmers from across the world.
Luke Torres, Phlex, FL
Phlex is a tech company focused on bringing innovation to the sport of swimming.
Jonathan Truong, Verapy, FL
Verapy gamifies physical therapy to help pediatric patients stay focused and motivated through their therapy journey.
Grace Wheeler, Poize, NY
Poize empowers young women as they enter historically male-dominated industries by providing stylish and professional business clothes.
David Zaleski, Bingo Pet Company, IL
Bingo Pet Company manufactures premium soft chews for dogs, with a percentage of proceeds supporting a charitable cause.
The 2020 Fellows represent Future Founders’ sixth Fellowship cohort. See graduates from the first five cohorts at https://futurefounders.com/our-companies/.
For media and sponsorship inquiries, contact Scott Issen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit https://futurefounders.com/fellowship/ or contact Katie Sowa at email@example.com.
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