WSGR
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

CodigoDelSur
CodigoDelSur is a designer and developer of digital products. Having worked with Founder Institute startups in the past, they come as a highly recommended Founder Institute referral. They are composed of highly skilled software, web, and mobile app developers, who are excited to incorporate the latest technologies into the applications they develop.

100Vets

 

Through the 100Vets 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 each chapter 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 100Vets 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 http://FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the 100Vets Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the 100Vets Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the 100Vets Fellowship.


Xero
Xero is everything you need to run your business financials. Work with a beautiful small business accounting software complete with accounting, invoicing, payroll, inventory and more. Xero seamlessly integrates with over 500+ business apps, including CRM, point-of-sale, time tracking, ecommerce, just to name a few. Join the 700,000+ businesses using Xero in more than 180 countries.

Startup Weekend

 

Through the Startup Weekend Fellowship, members of the Startup Weekend Community who want to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.



Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Weekend Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend 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 Silicon Valley Winter 2017 Semester below:

 


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


The Lisbon Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of stimulating learning, creativity and innovation: DNA Cascaisa non-profit organization that aims to develop entrepreneurship in Cascais. Through the DNA Cascais Fellowship, everyone from the DNA Cascais community is invited to apply to the Lisbon 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 the DNA Cascais Fellowship for the Lisbon Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on the 1st of March, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient will be awarded within 72 hours after the deadline.


Click here to Apply for the DNA Cascais Fellowship.

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


The Lisbon Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Startup Lisboa, Lisbon's leading startup incubator. Through the Startup Lisboa Fellowship, everyone from the Startup Lisboa community is invited to apply to the Lisbon 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 the Startup Lisboa Fellowship for the Lisbon Spring 2016 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on the 1st of March, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient will be awarded within 72 hours after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the Startup Lisboa Fellowship.


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


The Lisbon Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Instituto Superior Técnico, the largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture in Portugal. Through the Instituto Superior Técnico Fellowship, everyone from the IST Técnico Lisboa community is invited to apply to the Lisbon 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 the Instituto Superior Técnico Fellowship for the Silicon Valley Winter 2017 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on the 1st of March, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient will be awarded within 72 hours after the deadline.


Click here to Apply for the Instituto Superior Técnico 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 Silicon Valley Winter 2017 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2016-11-13. 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 Silicon Valley Winter 2017 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2016-11-13. 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. 

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