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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







Startup Research

Istanbul Winter 2012 Semester

What market are you pursuing? Is the target market big enough? Is it growing or shrinking? What are the other characteristics of your market, and why do you care? How do you find data on your market? How do you define your competitors? What are inexpensive tactics to do custom market research, such as surveys? How can you determine if you can win in your target market, and when do you decide to walk away?

Choose your business and market.
2012-12-05, 07:30 PM


Gulay Ozkan
Founder, GEDS Business

Gulay Ozkan is the founder of GEDS Business, a consultancy company focused on design-driven innovation and entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Her design-driven entrepreneurship concept “ The Courage to Create a Business" was awarded the99Percent fellowship by Behance N...

Kutlu Kazanci
Director, Founder Institute Istanbul, Sabanci University SUCool Accelerator

Kutlu Kazancı graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with distinction in 2000. Kutlu then worked in investment banking for JPMorgan and BCP Securities in New York until 2005 and gained experience analyzing companies from a financial and ...

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