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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



Research and Customer Development

Istanbul Winter 2013 Semester

What research can you do to validate or to kill an idea? Does the market that you choose matter? What are good markets, and what are bad markets? Do competitors matter and why? How do you define your competitive landscape? How do you determine the key assumptions of your business? Can key assumptions be tested? What are tactics to test key assumptions when you just have an idea? How do you identify and interview potential customers? What are some tactics for effective surveying?

Test your ideas with research.
2013-12-12, 07:00 PM


Sahin Boydas
Sahin Boydas - CEO, MovieLaLa (Istanbul FI), MovieLaLa

Şahin is cofounder of MovieLaLa. He is Founder Institute Silicon Valley Chapter graduate. He is a serial entreprneeur and cofounder of Beyazkutu.com / eModa A.S. and Vitamin Ltd Sti. He has a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) in Entrepreneurship from Bahcesehi...

A. Erhat Nalbant
Cofounder, Founder Institute Istanbul, Sabanci University SUCool Accelerator

Erhat is a lean consultant in various areas as product development, project management, customer development and online marketing. He is a co-founder of WeDecide, a gamified open innovation/decision-making app. He led the online marketing efforts and strategies of Deloitt...

Burak Yaman
Coordinator, Koç University Incubation Center

Burak Yaman is the coordinator of Koç University Incubation Center that assist entrepreneurs to build sustainable and scalable tech startups and he is also co-founder of Lean Startup Atelier (Yalin Girisim Atolyesi), which promotes customer development and lean startup me...

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