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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 2015

Program Sessions (Private Events)

Founder Institute, girişimcilerin çekirdek fikirden hasılat modeline kadar şirketlerinin her yönünü ayrıntılı olarak düşünmesine katkıda bulunmak için haftalık şirket kurma oturumları düzenler. Her haftalık oturum, konuyla ilgili benzersiz ve çoğu zaman da farklı fikirlerini paylaşan üç kurucu CEO Mentor tarafından yönlendirilir. Katılımcı Kuruculara, Çalışma Gruplarında eşdüzeyleriyle birlikte yapılan oturumlar arasında şirketlerinin temel yönlerini inşa etmeleri için görevler verilir.


2015-12-19, 10:00 AM: Welcome and meet your peers.
Are you ready to be an entrepreneur? How well do you know your peers in the program? Is there someone that might be your Cofounder from the program? Who will lead your Working Group as President? What do you need to know to be successful in the Founder Institute? Which traits do you have that can help you be successful?

Vision and Ideas

2015-12-19, 02:00 PM: Develop a set of strong ideas.

Research and Customer Development

2015-12-26, 10:00 AM: Test your ideas with research.

Revenue Models

2016-01-09, 10:00 AM: Chose an idea and a model.

Naming and Positioning

2016-01-16, 10:00 AM: Name your business.

Mentor Idea Review

2016-01-30, 10:00 AM: Present your idea for feedback.
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?

Startup Legal and IP

2016-02-06, 10:00 AM: Build a legal and IP strategy.

Team and Advisors

2016-02-13, 10:00 AM: Recruit your first team members.

Product Development

2016-02-20, 10:00 AM: Plan to build your offering.

Mentor Progress Review

2016-03-05, 10:00 AM: Present your progress for feedback.

Sales and Traction

2016-03-12, 10:00 AM: Start generating traction.

Branding and Marketing

2016-03-19, 10:00 AM: Establish market credibility.

Bootstrapping and Fundraising

2016-03-26, 10:00 AM: Capitalize the business.


2016-05-26, 10:00 AM: Graduate from the program.
How do you ensure success after Graduation? How do you engage with your peers going forward? The Graduation is the beginning of an exciting period for Founders, where an idea becomes reality. Congratulations!

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