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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 Melbourne Autumn 2015 Semester below:

 

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


The Melbourne Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: BlueChilli, a technology and software development company that creates online web applications and invests the software development in online start-ups. Through the BlueChilli Fellowship, everyone from the BlueChilli community is invited to apply to the Melbourne 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 BlueChilli Fellowship for the Melbourne Autumn 2015 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Application Deadline (2015-02-08), using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the BlueChilli Fellowship.

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


The Melbourne Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Adventure Capital, an early-stage technology venture fund with a focus on advancing the digital and online technology ecosystem. Through the Adventure Capital Fellowship, everyone from the Adventure Capital community is invited to apply to the Melbourne 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 Adventure Capital Fellowship for the Melbourne Autumn 2015 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Application Deadline (2015-02-08), using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the Adventure Capital Fellowship.

The Silicon Beach Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the Melbourne Silicon Beach (MSB) community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Melbourne Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Melbourne Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Melbourne Silicon Beach, one of the largest tech startup communities in Melbourne with 2,670 members. MSB is for anyone interested in founding or working in startups, dev/design in web/mobile tech, freelancing, investing or working with startups. MSB networking meetups have become a regular fixture in Melbourne's startup ecosystem, attracting over 100 Silicon Beachers every month. Through the Melbourne Silicon Beach Fellowship, everyone from the MSB community is invited to apply to the Melbourne 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 MSB Fellowship for the Melbourne Autumn 2015 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Application Deadline (2015-02-08), using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the Melbourne Silicon Beach Fellowship.

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


The Melbourne Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: That Startup Show,  a web series filmed live at the newly refurbished Savoy Tavern in downtown Melbourne, focused on the fast-growing Australian entrepreneurial boom and the culture that surrounds it. This unique series brings together businesses, creatives, startups, VCs, capital, incubators and entrepreneurs to the public on a 6-month journey exploring the ups and downs of being a startup. Through the That Startup Show Fellowship, everyone from the That Startup Show community is invited to apply to the Melbourne 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 That Startup Show Fellowship for the Melbourne Autumn 2015 Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Application Deadline (2015-02-08), using this link.


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


Click here to apply for the That Startup Show 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 Melbourne Autumn 2015 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2015-02-08. 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 Melbourne Autumn 2015 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2015-02-08. 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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