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New York 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 New York Summer 2016 Semester below, and be sure to apply, get accepted, and enroll by the Early Admissions Deadline of 2016-05-29 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 CoFounders Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary Entrepreneurs applicant from the CoFounders Lab Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the New York Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The New York Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: CoFounders Lab, the "Largest Community of Entrepreneurs Online". Through the CoFounders Fellowship, everyone from the CoFounders Lab community is invited to apply to the New York 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 ($1700 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the CoFounders Fellowship for the New York Summer 2016 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Admissions Deadline (2016-05-29), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the CoFounders 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 CoFounders 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 Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary military veteran applicant from the Vet-Tech Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the New York Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The New York 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 Fellowship, everyone from the Vet-Tech community is invited to apply to the New York 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 ($1700 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Vet-Tech Fellowship for the New York Summer 2016 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Admissions Deadline (2016-05-29), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Vet-Tech 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 Fellowship.

 

The Better Me + Better You = Better Us Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary local entrepreneurs applicant from the Next Jump Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the New York Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The New York Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Next Jump, the premier provider of internet-based next generation Rewards and Loyalty programs , and a company on a mission to change the world by changing workplace culture. Through the Better Me + Better You = Better Us Fellowship, everyone from the Next Jump community is invited to apply to the New York 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 ($1700 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Better Me + Better You = Better Us Fellowship for the New York Summer 2016 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Admissions Deadline (2016-05-29), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Better Me + Better You = Better Us 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 Better Me + Better You = Better Us Fellowship.

 

The NYTM Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary local entrepreneur applicant from the New York Tech Meetup Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the New York Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The New York Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: New York Tech Meetup, the largest meetup group in the world and a non-profit organization representing professionals from all parts of the New York technology community. Through the NYTM Fellowship, everyone from the New York Tech Meetup community is invited to apply to the New York 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 ($1700 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the NYTM Fellowship for the New York Summer 2016 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Admissions Deadline (2016-05-29), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the NYTM 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 NYTM Fellowship.

 

The Gay Tech Meetup Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary local entrepreneur applicant from the Gay Tech Meetup Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the New York Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The New York Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Gay Tech Meetup, an organization that celebrates the many contributions the LGBTQ community makes to the tech industry. Through the Gay Tech Meetup Fellowship, everyone from the Gay Tech Meetup community is invited to apply to the New York 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 ($1700 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Gay Tech Meetup Fellowship for the New York Summer 2016 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Admissions Deadline (2016-05-29), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Gay Tech Meetup 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 Gay Tech Meetup Fellowship.

 

The the leading non-profit organization driving startup entrepreneurship in the Latino community is awarded to the most extraordinary Latino entrepreneur applicant from the Latino Startup Alliance Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the New York Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The New York Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Latino Startup Alliance, http://latinostartupalliance.org/. Through the the leading non-profit organization driving startup entrepreneurship in the Latino community, everyone from the Latino Startup Alliance community is invited to apply to the New York 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 ($1700 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the the leading non-profit organization driving startup entrepreneurship in the Latino community for the New York Summer 2016 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Admissions Deadline (2016-05-29), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the the leading non-profit organization driving startup entrepreneurship in the Latino community 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 the leading non-profit organization driving startup entrepreneurship in the Latino community.

 

The Black Founders' Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary African American entrepreneur applicant from the Black Founders Community, giving them the opportunity to participate in the New York Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The New York Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: Black Founders, an organization whose mission is to deepen the pipeline of minority tech talent and increase the number of successful black entrepreneurs in tech. Through the Black Founders' Fellowship, everyone from the Black Founders community is invited to apply to the New York 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 ($1700 USD value).


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Black Founders' Fellowship for the New York Summer 2016 Semester, you must complete your application, be accepted to the program, and submit your payment by the Early Admissions Deadline (2016-05-29), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the Black Founders' 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 Black Founders' Fellowship.

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