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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 Progress Review

Istanbul Winter 2013 Semester

How do you present the business entering the last few weeks of the program? Is the presentation compelling? Can the business scale? How viable is the financial model? Is the plan to build the business realistic? Is the product or offering planned out well? Can the business generate revenue? What needs to be improved for the business to be successful?

Present your progress for feedback.
2014-02-27, 07:00 PM


Ekim Kaya
CEO & Cofounder, Botego

Ekim Nazım Kaya, called a “visionary” by “Fortune Turkey“ (http://goo.gl/z5YGl), mentioned among '50 Digital Turks' by Infomag (http://goo.gl/XPhDF), featured on “Forbes Turkey” (http://goo.gl/X8Nri) and listed as one of the 'Conversation Leaders' and 'Most Active Users' ...

Onur Tekinturhan
Cofounder, Konutkredisi.com.tr

Onur is the cofounder of mortgage intermediary Konutkredisi.com.tr. His prior experience includes banking and personal finance at Capital One and TEB as well as private equity investing at Turkven. Special interests are in education sector and social businesses. He has an...

Mehmet Metin Okur
CEO, Sefamerve

Metin is founder and CEO of Sefamerve, private shopping network for conservative apperal and cofounder of PaybyMe, a mobile payment solution. Previously, Metin worked in media and entertainment industry for 10 years, Dogan Grou,p and ShowTV. He is an expert in marketin...

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