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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

The Cost of Running A Startup (Infographic)

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-10-29

Running a startup is not an easy task or venture. There are a lot of critical factors to consider. One of which would have to be the cost.

While most entrepreneurs would focus on the costs of running a team, hiring people and establishing processes, it is also worth noting that the location of a certain startup could also make a huge difference in the cost to run it.

These are the figures Staff.com compiled, which look at how much it would cost to run a basic startup with two web developers, a web designer and an office space in eight major cities around the world. Zurich, Sydney, New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Mumbai, and Manila were included in the research. While this doesn't cover every major city, it gives an idea of how geographical location can make such a huge difference.

For instance, Zurich is one of the most expensive cities to run a startup. You can save 80% of costs when you decide to operate your startup in Manila instead of in Zurich. The developers in New York are paid way more than the developers in London and Paris, even though the office space is cheaper in the former than in the two latter cities.

These facts are all essential deciding factors. Check them out. Will they change your mind in considering where to run your startup?



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