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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



Mentor Idea Review

Istanbul Winter 2013 Semester

Are you pursuing a viable business idea? Can you present the idea in a compelling way? Have you done sufficient research on the idea? Is there a viable market? What about about the business is likely to fail? How can the business be improved? Are you a good fit to build this business over the next three, five and ten years?

Present your idea for feedback.
2014-01-16, 07:00 PM


Ersan Ozer
Founder, Youlike

Ersan is one of the leading first generation Turkish internet entrepreneurs and a serial entrepreneur for content, social and matchmaking sites. He is the Founder of a variety of companies, including YouLike.com, UZMANTV.com, itiraf.com, and city based dating networks, i...

Ali Karabey
Managing Director, 212ltd Venture Capital Fund

Ali Karabey is a Managing Director at 212 focusing on investments in internet, communication and technology companies. Ali currently serves on the boards of Butigo.com, online fashion retail start-up focusing on fast fashion, Balerin.com, front-runner in the online person...

Arden Agopyan
Founder & CEO, CloudArena

Arden, 2011 yılında turizm sektörüne yönelik bulut tabanlı yenilikçi çözümler üreten CloudArena’yı kurmadan önce IBM’in Orta ve Doğu Avrupa, Rusya, Orta Doğu ve Afrika bölgelerinde bulut bilişim yazılımlarının teknik satış ve pazar oluşturma faaliyetlerini yönetmiştir. Ya...

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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