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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

Founder Showcase Inducts Seven More Companies into the Hall of Fame

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-06-13

Today we are excited to introduce the seven newest inductees to the Founder Showcase Hall of Fame. With the recent news of incredible business milestones and funding from several of our past participants, we can’t help but pay homage to these seven all-star companies.

Are you looking to raise seed-funding?  Then apply to the 14th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition. The competition is 100% free, but applications are due Friday, June 14th. Click here to apply

We are also happy to report that Founder Showcase alumni have now surpassed $75 million in capital raised. Congratulations to former Showcase participants! Nothing makes the Founder Showcase team happier than to see past contestants performing in the real world!


Without further ado, we welcome our newest Hall of Fame inductees;


In addition to winning the 13th Showcase, Realty Mogul has raised $500,000, and has already processed over $1mm in transactions on their platform.


The runner up of the 11th Showcase, the cloud connectivity company went on to raise $889,000 from top investors like Tim Draper, and David Sacks.


Citybot, the itinerary planning travel app that won the Demo Table Competition, has raised $750,000, and was named a "Top 10 App at SXSW" by Laptop Magazine.



After winning the 11th Showcase, the mobile app for salespeople gained acceptance into the Alchemist Accelerator.


The fertility app, which was the runner up at the 11th Showcase, closed a small seed round, has over 100,000 downloads, helping many women get pregnant.


The runner up of the 10th Founder Showcase, Yumvy's cooking companion app is one of the most popular cooking apps in the Windows App Store.


Winner of the first ever CrowdPitch Competition, this local activity app has gone onto raise $850,000 in seed funding by Sand Hill Angels and the TEEC Angel Fund.



See the full list of Founder Showcase Hall of Famers here.

Reduced tickets to the Founder Showcase are also available until June 28th. Get your tickets now at http://foundershowcase.com/tickets.

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