WSGR
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. We represent companies at every stage of development, from entrepreneurial start-ups to multibillion-dollar global corporations, as well as the venture firms, private equity firms, and investment banks that finance and advise them. The firm's broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of our clients.

Ravix
Ravix Group provides seasoned consulting expertise to outsource the finance, accounting and human resources functions for early-stage and middle market companies.

Paypal
Startup Blueprint is the only program designed to fuel profitability for your startup by providing free payment processing and advice. Connecting through top tier incubators, accelerators and VCs, they activate the optimum revenue model for your business. Benefits include a free transaction volume up to $1.5 million USD* ($50,000 USD of PayPal fees waived for 18 months). For Braintree, free transaction volume up to $100,000 USD (braintree fees waived for 18 months).

FounderDating
FounderDating is a network of talented entrepreneurs helping one another start and grow companies. All too often you know people with similar backgrounds and skills sets to your own. With FounderDating you find world-class people with complimentary skill-sets, expert areas and knowledge.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans. With a national network of over 60 veteran led startups in its portfolio, Vet-Tech provides veteran entrepreneurs with expert mentorship, access to funding and helps establish corporate partnerships,

Silicon Valley Fellowships

The Founder Institute offers a number of different Fellowships, providing opportunity for promising founders to launch a company in our idea-stage startup accelerator program, free of charge.

See the list of Fellowships being offered for the Silicon Valley Winter 2016 Semester below, and be sure to apply, get accepted, and enroll by the Early Admissions Deadline of 2015-12-13 to be eligible.

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

The Technical Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant for each semester with a strong technical background, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as a highly technical person with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Founder Institute provides aspiring entrepreneurs the training and step-by-step guidance they need to launch a meaningful technology company.

In order to empower technical "all-stars" to start their own companies and tackle meaningful problems, the Founder Institute awards the Technical Founder Fellowship to the most extraordinary technical applicant from each semester, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Founder Institute for free. Learn more about the Technical Founder Fellowship program here


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Technical Founder Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Application Deadline listed on top of this page. Anyone with a technical background who follows these guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required. 


Grant: 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 Technical Founder Fellowship.  

 

The Vet-Tech Veterans Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary veterans applicant from the Vet-Tech Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Silicon Valley Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Silicon Valley Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Vet-Tech, the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans. Through the Vet-Tech Veterans Fellowship, everyone from the Vet-Tech community is invited to apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1950 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Vet-Tech Veterans Fellowship for the Silicon Valley Winter 2016 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Admissions Deadline (2015-12-13), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Vet-Tech Veterans Fellowship 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. 


Click here to apply for the Vet-Tech Veterans Fellowship.

 

The Hacker Dojo Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the Hacker Dojo Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the Silicon Valley Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Silicon Valley Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Hacker Dojo, A community of hackers and startups located in Mountain View. Hacker Dojo is a place for learning to build robots, startups, and holding events.. Through the Hacker Dojo Fellowship, everyone from the Hacker Dojo community is invited to apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well ($1950 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Hacker Dojo Fellowship for the Silicon Valley Winter 2016 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Admissions Deadline (2015-12-13), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Hacker Dojo Fellowship 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. 


Click here to apply for the Hacker Dojo Fellowship.

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