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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

Momentous Marketing: How to Manage Your Startup’s Growth Projection, by Joanna Lord

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-10-04

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In this talk from the Seattle Founder Institute, marketing whiz, Joanna Lord, outlines her top 10 lessons for how to effectively market your startup. Instead of focusing on growth, she says, focus on momentum. “Anyone can focus on growth - that’s a linear progression. Instead, focus on momentum, your unique identifier”.

Joanna Lord is a seasoned marketer, having led marketing efforts for companies such as Big Door Media and SEOmoz. Her expertise and mentorship for the Seattle Founder Institute earned her the award for Highest - Rated Female Mentor, worldwide.

In addition to focusing on momentum, Joanna also stresses the concept of being unique. Whether it be how you choose the words used to tell your story, or how you approach customer retention, if you aren’t unique, you simply aren’t worth talking about.

If you would like to hear more from Joanna, apply now to to the Seattle Founder Institute, where she will be mentoring this Winter. Those who apply by the early application deadline (October 13) qualify for Founder Institute Fellowships.



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