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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 Fall 2011 Amsterdam Semester below:

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The City of Perth Pitch Fellowship is awarded to the best pitch given on the City of Perth Founder Hotseat Webinar, taking place on Thursday, April 17th at 8:00am at http://www.perth.wa.gov.au/hotseat-webinar. The recipient will be recognized as somebody in Perth with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur. 

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the City of Perth Fellowship, you must participate in the City of Perth Founder Hotseat Webinar, be selected as the top pitch, and meet the Founder Institute's minimum requirements for acceptance. Submit your pitch for consideration now at http://bit.ly/perthcity_hotseat.

Grant: The recipient of the Fellowship will be chosen by Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, on the webinar.

Click here to learn more about 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 Fall 2011 Amsterdam Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2011-09-11. 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, and the status of the Fellowship will be updated here.

Click here to apply to the Founder Institute.


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

The Perth Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem - Spacecubed, Perth's hotspot for co-working, collaboration and innovation. The winner of the Spacecubed Partner Fellowship will be recognized as a member of the Spacecubed community that has the utmost potential to become a succesful entrepreneur.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Spacecubed Partner Fellowship for the Perth Spring 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 2nd, at http://fi.co/apply/perth/spacecubed.

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

Click here to apply for the Spacecubed Fellowship.


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 Fall 2011 Amsterdam Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the early Admissions Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2011-09-11. 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, and the status of the Fellowship will be updated here.

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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