The Fellowship is a selective year-long program designed to accelerate the development of the top student entrepreneurs and young entrepreneurial-minded leaders across the United States. Fellows have priority access to all Future Founders Startup services plus benefit from mentoring, entrepreneurship retreats, a peer community, and volunteer opportunities through other Future Founders programs.

Meet the 2018 Fellows

Program Details

The 2018 Fellowship will take place from January to December 2018. Eligible applicants include current college students (both undergraduate and graduate levels) or recent graduates (up to two years after graduation). Applicants should be a founding member who is a decision maker of a startup. Whether you are currently running a business or developing your idea, all startup stages are eligible. Ideal candidates should be proactively taking steps to grow their businesses.

Applications for the 2018 Cohort of the Future Founders Fellowship have closed. If you would like to receive a notification when applications for the 2019 Cohort open, click here.

Or, if you know someone who might be a great fit for next year’s Fellowship cohort, you may submit a recommendation here.

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Why should you apply for the Future Founders Fellowship?

As a Fellow, you’ll be a part of an exclusive community of up-and-coming innovators and change makers representing diverse backgrounds, industries and schools from across the country.

This intensive opportunity will get you priority access to:

  • Events and resources
  • 1-on-1 support
  • Unparalleled networking connections
  • Mentor relationships
  • Lifelong relationships with peer entrepreneurs
  • Recognition of being accepted into this exclusive community

Furthermore, you’ll join the ranks of previous cohorts that have accomplished some incredible things. The data below reflects the success of the first two cohorts of the Future Founders Fellowship (as of March 2017).

Read more about the impact created by Future Founders Fellowship alumni.

Program Co-Founders

The Future Founders Fellowship was co-founded by The Coleman Foundation, The John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation and Capital One in 2014. The program is also supported by Keywell Foundation, Motorola Solutions Foundation and Accenture.