The Founder Institute, the World's Largest Startup Accelerator, is committed to narrowing the gender gap in high-tech startups.
In 2011, we introduced the Female Founder Fellowship program, which would allow females to apply to the Founder Institute for free, and also provide free Course Fees to our best female applicants in each city (up to a $1000 value). At the time, only 16% of Founder Institute companies were founded by females.
Since introducing the program, our overall number of female-founded companies has increased 62%, to a total of 26%. This is more than twice as high as most other startup accelerators, but there is still plenty of work to be done.
The Female Founder Fellowship for the Winter 2013 Moscow Founder Institute is now available, but you must apply by the Early Application Deadline on Sunday, (2013-12-29). Click here to apply for the Fellowship.
To learn more about the Female Founder Fellowship program, and to see where else it is available, visit http://fi.co/contents/fff.