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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








Istanbul Winter 2012 Semester

When is it realistic to raise capital for a brand new company? How should you calculate the amount of money to raise? How should you define the use use of proceeds? What materials are required to fundraise? How do you identify and qualify target angel and seed stage investors? How do you find a lead investor? What do investors expect from the company? What are typical investment structures and deal terms for seed-stage financing? How do you negotiate terms?

Plan to raise your first round.
2013-03-13, 07:30 PM


Elbruz Yilmaz
Investment Manager, 3TS Capital Partners

Elbruz is an Investment Manager at 3TS Capital Partners, an early and growth stage venturecapital fund in Central, Eastern Europe and Turkey focusing on telecoms, media and technology investments. Elbruz joined 3TS Capital Partners in 2013 and focuses mainly on Turkish ma...

Andrew Weinreich
CEO, MeetMoi

Andrew is the Founder and Chairman of location based mobile dating company MeetMoi. He's also the founder and Chairman, of the location-based services company Xtify. Previously Andrew founded sixdegrees, the original social networking site of 3.5 million members, which wa...

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