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

The Istanbul Founder Institute is excited to partner with Venturro, an organization that shares the Founder Institute's mission of helping technology entrepreneurs in Turkey. Venturro is the leading online platform for entrepreneurs in Turkey to connect. The winner of the Venturro Fellowship will be recognized as a member of the community that has the utmost potential to become a succesful technology entrepreneur.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Venturro 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, at http://fi.co/join/venturro.

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

Click here to apply for the Venturro Fellowship.


 

The Webrazzi Pitch Fellowship will be awarded to the best pitch on the Webrazzi Founder Hotseat Webinar, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Istanbul Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as someone with a great idea, and the potential to become a succesful technology entrepreneur.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Webrazzi Pitch Fellowship for the for the Johannesburg 2013 Semester, you must be selected as the top pitch during the Webrazzi Founder Hotseat Webinar Event (register here), and meet the minimum requirements on the Founder Institute's Predictive Admissions Test.

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

Click here to register for the webinar.


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 26%. 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 72 hours 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 72 hours 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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