Founder Institute Fellowships

The Founder Institute offers a number of different Fellowships, providing opportunity for promising founders to launch a company in our startup accelerator program, free of charge.

See the list of Fellowships being offered for the Johannesburg 2013 Semester below, and be sure to apply by the Early Admissions Deadline of 2013-07-21 to be eligible.

The SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the SV Entrepreneurs Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Silicon Valley Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Silicon Valley Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: SV Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley's largest entrepreneur and startup community. Through the SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship, everyone from the SV Entrepreneurs community is invited to apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship for the Spring 2014 Silicon Valley Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Admissions Deadline (2013-07-21), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship will be awarded within 72 hours after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply for the SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship.

The Female Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary female applicant for each chapter, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as a female with the utmost potential to become a succesful technology entrepreneur.


The FFF is part of the Founder Institute's ongoing effort to surpass 30% of female-led companies graduating from the program. When we announced the program in 2011, 16% of Founder Institute companies were founded by females. Since then, the results of this program have been astounding, as our overall number of female-founded companies has increased 62%, to a total of 28%. This is more than twice as high as most other incubators.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Female Founder Fellowship for the Johannesburg 2013 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2013-07-21. Any female who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


Grant: The recipient of the Female Founder Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply to the Founder Institute.

The Applicant Distinction Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant for each chapter, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a succesful technology entrepreneur.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Applicant Distinction Fellowship for the Johannesburg 2013 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2013-07-21. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


Grant: The recipient of the Applicant Distinction Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply to the Founder Institute.

Other Fellowships may become available, depending on your location. Check back here for updates. 

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