Founder Institute Fellowships

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

See the list of Fellowships being offered for the Toronto Winter 2015 (Configuration) Semester below, and be sure to apply by the Early Admissions Deadline of 2014-11-30 to be eligible.

The Girls in Tech Toronto Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the Girls in Tech Toronto community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as someone with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Toronto Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of narrowing the gender divide in technology startups: Girls in Tech Toronto, a network focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of like-minded, intelligent and influential women in technology. Through the Girls in Tech Toronto Fellowship, everyone from their community is invited to apply to the Toronto 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.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Girls in Tech Toronto Fellowship for the Toronto Winter 2015 (Configuration) Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test using this link by Sunday, June 1st. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


Grant: The recipients of the Girls in Tech Toronto FellowshipFellowship will be awarded within 3 days after the Early Deadline.


Click here to apply for the Fellowship.

The Female Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary female applicant for each chapter, giving them the opportunity to enroll 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 increased over 70%, to a total of approximately 35%. This is more than twice as high as most other accelerators. Learn more about the Female Founder Fellowship program here


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Female Founder Fellowship for the Toronto Winter 2015 (Configuration) Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2014-11-30. Any female who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


Grant: The recipient of the Female Founder Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply for the Female Founder Fellowship.

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


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Technical Founder Fellowship for the Toronto Winter 2015 (Configuration) Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2014-11-30. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


Grant: The recipient of the Technical Founder Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply for the Technical Founder Fellowship.

Other Fellowships may become available, depending on your location. Check back here for updates. 

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