Shulman Rogers
Shulman Rogers, a full service law firm with nearly 100 attorneys, provides corporate services including business planning, mergers and acquisitions, securities, employment, intellectual property, immigration, government contracting, tax, telecommunications, cybersecurity, corporate governance, as well as other areas. In addition, the firm has vast experience in real estate transactions, both commercial and residential closings, leasing, landlord-tenant, commercial development, acquisition, sales and related matters. Our litigators offer extensive experience in complex litigation, and all methods of dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration. Personal legal services include trust and estate planning, family law, real estate settlements, medical malpractice and personal injury.

Startup Our Vets

 

Through the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from Washington DC will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.


Veterans and active service members possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. To inspire and enable the military community to build technology companies, the Founder Institute has partnered with Vet-Tech, the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans, to offer the "Startup Our Veterans" Fellowship.

Through this Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.

Learn more about the program at FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Saturday, April 30, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the Startup Our Veterans Fellowship.


Planning Solutions Group
Planning Solutions Group is a financial planning firm that specializes in developing innovative concepts for wealth creation and preservation. PSG is comprised of 3 partners with over 60 years of combined industry experience, a team of associate planners, and a dedicated support staff which includes two an attorney who provides advanced estate and tax planning solutions, and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) for the development of creative investment strategies.

CONNECTPreneur

 

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


The Washington DC Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: CONNECTPreneur, a quarterly forum of 350+ top IT entrepreneurs and investors in greater Washington DC region. Through the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship, everyone from the CONNECTPreneur community is invited to apply to the Washington DC 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 ($1,650 value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by April 3, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the CONNECTPreneur Fellowship.


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 Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester below, and be sure to apply by the Early Admissions Deadline of 2016-03-27 to be eligible.

The Deutsche Startups Fellowships are awarded to the most extraordinary applicants from the Deutsche Startups community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Berlin or Munich Founder Institute for free. The recipients will be recognized as people with the utmost potential to become a succesful technology entrepreneur.

The Founder Institute is excited to partner with Deutsche Startups, which supplies information on news on the domestic internet start-up scene on a daily basis. The winners of the Deutsche Startups Fellowships will be recognized as people with the utmost potential to become a succesful entrepreneur. 

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Deutsche Startups Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must apply using this link, and complete your Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2016-03-27. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.

Grant: The recipients of the Deutsche Startups Fellowships (one for Berlin, and one for Munich) will be awarded within 72 hours after the Early Admissions Deadline.

Click here to apply for the Deutsche Startups Fellowship.

 


The Wayra Fellowships are awarded to the most extraordinary applicants from the Wayra community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Munich or Berlin Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a succesful technology entrepreneur.

The Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering strong local startup ecosystems across the globe - Wayra,  Telefónica Digital's global startup accelerator. The winner of the Wayra Fellowship will be recognized as a member of the Wayra community that has the utmost potential to become a succesful entrepreneur.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Wayra Fellowships for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must apply using this link, and complete your Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2016-03-27. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.

Grant: The recipients of the Wayra Fellowships (one for Berlin, and one for Munich) will be awarded within 72 hours after the Early Admissions Deadline.

Click here to apply for the Wayra Fellowship.

 


The Datageeks Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the Datageeks community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Munich Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as someone with the utmost potential to become a succesful technology entrepreneur.

The Founder Institute is excited to partner with Datageeksan organization for technologists to learn about machine learning, natural language processing, large scale data analytics using open source tools such as Hadoop MapReduce, NoSQL databases, data visualization and open data. The winner of the Datageeks Fellowships will be recognized as someone with the utmost potential to become a succesful entrepreneur. 

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Datageeks Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must apply using this link, and complete your Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2016-03-27. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.

Grant: The recipient of the Datageeks Fellowship in Munich will be awarded within 72 hours after the Early Admissions Deadline.

Click here to apply for the Datageeks Fellowship.

 


The Microsoft BizSpark Fellowships are awarded to the most extraordinary applicants from the BizSpark community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipients will be recognized as people with the utmost potential to become a succesful technology entrepreneur.

The Berlin and Munich Founder Institute are excited to partner with a program that shares our goal of helping early-stage entrepreneurs: Microsoft BizSpark, which provides software, support, visibility, and community to over 50,000 entrepreneurs worldwide. The winners of the Microsoft BizSpark Fellowships will be recognized as members of the community that have the utmost potential to become a succesful entrepreneur.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Microsoft BizSpark Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must apply using this link, and take the Admissions Test, by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2016-03-27. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.

Grant: The recipients of the Microsoft BizSpark Fellowship (one for Berlin, and one for Munich) will be awarded within 72 hours after the Early Admissions Deadline.

Click here to apply for the BizSpark 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 successful technology entrepreneur.


The Founder Institute is committed to narrowing the gender gap in high tech startups. When we announced the Female Founder Fellowship program in 2011, only 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 over 70%, to a total of approximately 35%. This is more than twice as high as most other accelerators. Learn more about the Female Founder Fellowship program here


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Female Founder Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2016-03-27. 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 for the Female Founder Fellowship.

The Technical Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant for each chapter with a strong technical background, 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 successful technology entrepreneur.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Technical Founder Fellowship for the Washington DC Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2016-03-27. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


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


Click here to apply for the Technical Founder Fellowship.

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

 

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

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