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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

10 Startup Secrets, by @JaySamit

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-03-08

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To mark the graduation of our most recent class of Los Angeles founders, Jay Samit addressed the class with a speech outlining his 10 best Startup Secrets. In the talk, Samit reveals priceless advice for anyone around the globe thinking of launching a business or looking to pivot their company.

Jay Samit is one of the world's most successful digital media innovators. Throughout his career he has pioneered advancements in music and video distribution, social media and ecommerce. Currently the president of ooVoo, Samit has also worked with major media companies like Sony, Capitol Records, Universal Studios, and Jasmine Multimedia Publishing, which he founded in the early 1980s. He has been called the “guru for the entire industry” by Variety and the “guy with the coolest job in the industry”, according to Wired.

Jay’s list is an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs of all kinds; the video below is a must watch for anyone interested in business, marketing, and starting up.

If you are interested in working with mentors like Jay, apply to the Los Angeles and San Diego Founder Institute chapters.


For more tips, follow Jay on Twitter @JaySamit.



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