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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

This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-08-04

Each week we scour the web for insightful articles to share with the Founder Institute network.

This week's top articles include how to deliver a winning pitch, why entrepreneurs choose freedom over money, tips for bootstrapping, and how to build an IP strategy.


Check out our must read articles for the week of July 29th - August 4th:

Why Entrepreneurs Choose Freedom Over Money
"Show me the freedom" doesn’t have quite the same ring as "Show me the money," but it could be the tagline for a movie about entrepreneurs.

Despite reporting more day-to-day stress, lower earnings and more hours worked than people employed by others, research shows that entrepreneurs are more satisfied with their jobs -- and happier in general.
BeforeWeDo Wins 14th Founder Showcase With a Mission to Reduce the $16B STD Burden in US
On Wednesday July 17th, BeforeWeDo won the Founder Showcase Pitch Competition in front of 400 investors, founders, and press in Mountain View, CA. Represented onstage by Founder & CEO, Stefan Broda, BeforeWeDo empowers sexually active people to manage your sexual health at home.
Bootstrapping Your Startup to Scalability and Profitability
When you first start your small business, chances are, especially if you are bootstrapping, you're focused on getting started, and getting through the first year or two. That is, after all, as we've all heard, when most small businesses fold, isn't it?
How to Build an IP Strategy for Your Startup

From pre-formation, incorporation, to IP strategy, Touraj Parang explains what to expect to pay in legal fees and how to save money, and offers tips on hiring lawyers for your business effectively and efficiently.

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