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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

Join us at Today’s Founder Showcase, with Chris Dixon & Keith Rabois (20% off here)

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-03-27

The Founder Showcase, hosted by the Founder Institute, is Silicon Valley’s premier international seed-startup event, gathering top technology founders, investors, and press to hear talks from leading startup experts, and help launch a promising company to greatness.

The 13th edition of the Founder Showcase is just a few hours away, and will be an exclusive, investor-focused event centered around the theme: “The Future of Funding”. We are expecting over 150 startup investors in attendance - but there are less than 30 tickets left.


Founder Institute readers get 20% off here

The event will feature talks from some of the best early-stage investors of 2012, who will discuss emerging trends and “The Future of Funding” for 2013 and beyond, including; 


Chris Dixon, Investing Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

Chris was the cofounder and CEO of two startups, SiteAdvisor (an internet security company that was acquired by McAfee in 2006), and Hunch (a recommendation technology company that was acquired by eBay in 2011). As an investor, Chris co-founded Founder Collective, a seed venture fund, where he made early stage investments in GroupMe, Buzzfeed, Betaworks, and MakerBot. He’s also made personal angel investments in Foursquare, Kickstarter, Stripe, Warby Parker, Pinterest, OMGPOP, Behance, Stack Overflow, and others. 



Keith Rabois, Investor at Khosla Ventures

Keith Rabois joined Khosla in March 2013. He served as the COO at Square from 2010 until January 2013, where he lead the company’s business operations. He specializes in transforming early-stage startups into successful businesses and has deep expertise in the financial services industry and government affairs. An accomplished executive, entrepreneur and angel investor, Keith has held leadership roles at PayPal, LinkedIn, and Slide, was an early investor in several high-profile Internet companies including YouTube, and currently serves on the board of directors of Yelp and Xoom.



Guests will also see an entertaining Pitch Competition featuring 8 promising seed-stage companies, and enjoy appetizers and drinks in a networking hall full of other hot startups demoing their wares in the Demo Table Competition


This event will sell out – get your tickets or table today.


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