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 Seattle Autumn 2013 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 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2013-10-20, 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 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2013-10-20, 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 APME Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the APME 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 narrowing the gender divide in entrepreneurship: APME, the premier association for women entrepreneurs in PortugalThrough the APME Fellowship, everyone from the APME 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 APME Fellowship for the Lisbon Spring 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2013-10-20, using this link.


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


Click here to Apply for the APME 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 Seattle Autumn 2013 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2013-10-20. 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 Seattle Autumn 2013 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2013-10-20. 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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