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Heeg and York Share Their Entrepreneurial Experience at Naperville North High School

Sophomore business students, Haley Heeg and Josh York, spoke to the Business Incubator class at Naperville North High School this past week. This class is offered to encourage high school students to solve real world problems through entrepreneurial initiative and provides students with tangible experience in the startup world. Haley and Josh spoke to students about their own experience with startups; specifically, the importance of market validation, how to pitch their ideas in an effective manner, professionalism, and the importance of starting small. 

https://twitter.com/nnhscte/status/956927824874606592 

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Student Entrepreneurs selected for Future Founders Participation

Future Founders Residency Program

Sophomore students, Josh York and Gabe Soler, were two of eighteen students chosen to participate in the Future Founders’ Residency program, a six-month pilot program designed to empower local entrepreneurs to help them build sustainable businesses.  The program provides mentorship by seasoned entrepreneurs, involvement in skill-building workshops, and access to startup grants.

https://futurefounders.com/news-article/future-founders-launches-residency-program-announces-2018-cohort-members/

 

Future Founders Fellowship Program

Sophomore student, Haley Heeg, was one of seHaley Heeg linkedin photoventeen entrepreneurs nationwide selected to participate in its 2018 Fellowship program.  The Fellowship is a prestigious year-long cohort that accelerates the development of top student entrepreneurs in the nation with mentoring, entrepreneurship retreats, a peer community and other opportunities.

https://futurefounders.com/news-article/meet-the-17-founders-named-to-2018-national-fellowship/

 

Future Founders Alumni Accelerator Program

Tom Iwema and Ryan Hesslau were chosen to participate in the Future Founders Alumni Accelerator Program as a result of their 2016 participation in the Fellowship program.   Both were chosen because they have been intentionally  developing and expanding their businesses full-time while attending college.  This alumni program provides support from Entrepreneurs in Residence, entrepreneurial retreats, along with a national peer community of millennial entrepreneurs.  To read more about the students and their businesses click on the link below.

https://futurefounders.com/news-article/future-founders-launches-national-accelerator-for-fellowship-alumni/

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Indira Escalante accepted into Award Winning Internship Preparation Program

Indira Escalante-Bustillo, second year accounting major, was accepted into the Mary T. Washington Wylie Fellowship Internship Preparation Program hosted by the Illinois CPA Society.  The award-winning program is sponsored by several of the large international accounting firms.  Students parIndira Escalante-Bustilloticipate in interactive sessions dedicated to business ethics, team building, interview skills, and the CPA exam.  At the end of the program, accounting firms interviewed attendees for a variety of paid internships with large accounting firms.