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Female Founder Fellowship

The Female Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary female applicant for each semester, giving them the opportunity to participate 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 more than doubled, to a total of approximately 33%. This is more than twice as high as most other startup programs. Learn more about the Female Founder Fellowship program here

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Female Founder Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Deadline listed on the top of this page. Any female who follows these guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required. 

Grant: The Female Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary female applicant for each semester. The recipient will be awarded and notified within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline, and they will receive a full refund on their Course Fee within 1 week of the program start date. All applicants will be notified via email when the Fellowships are awarded.

Click here to apply for the Female Founder Fellowship







Vision and Values

Istanbul Winter 2012 Semester

What are you passionate about? What is your vision? How do you translate your passion and vision into a business idea? How do you brainstorm ideas? What are the tools for evaluating your ideas? What are the makings of a good idea versus a bad idea? Should you pursue multiple ideas at once, and when should you focus on one?

Develop your vision and ideas.
2012-11-29, 07:30 PM


Birol Kabakoglu
Founder & CEO, Tasit.com

Birol Kabakoglu is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of tasit.com. He has an extensive background in general management, marketing, sales and product development and a deep knowledge of strategic business development. Earlier in life, he had positions as sa...

Firat Isbecer
Managing Partner, Pozitron

Graduated from Robert College in Istanbul, Firat Isbecer received his BA degree in Communications and Journalism from Galatasaray University. Isbecer began his professional career in 2001 by preparing and hosting several radio programs on technology for Radio Kozmos in Is...

Murat Sahin
CEO, SecureDrive

Murat is co-founder of SecureDrive and Orijinal Companies. Secure Drive, Europe's leading airport shuttle service provider. He is also president of Turkish Futurist Association. He has experience working at ACNielsen, Information Resocurces and Eczacibasi Holding previo...

Adeo Ressi
Founder/CEO, Founder Institute

Adeo Ressi is the founder and CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup-technology company accelerator. The Institute is the eighth startup that Mr. Ressi has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Mr. Ressi...

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