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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

Dream Big, Die Trying. What I Learned at the San Francisco Founder Institute, by Garrick Hismatullin

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-10-08

Founder Insight gives you feedback from the startup trenches.

Telecure, a virtual medical consultation service, graduated this Summer from the San Francisco Founder Institute.

Below are three simple - yet impactful - lessons, Founder and CEO, Garrick Hismatullin, learned while building his company in four short months:


"We have graduated from the Founder Institute.

It has been an interesting journey which had exceeded all of my expectations. I originally came into the Founder Institute program with an idea for a social media application. Just two months later we have a medical company with a growing user base.

Here are the most important lessons I learned at the Founder Institute;

1. Don't build stuff until you have validated your idea.

2. The only people who can validate your idea are your customers.

3. Dream big, die trying."

If you could benefit from expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in your home town, apply now to the Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications in over 20 cities worldwide. Click here to learn more.

Those who apply by the early application deadline can save on application fees (typically $50 USD) and qualify for Founder Institute Fellowships. Click here to learn more.

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