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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 2013-11-02

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

This week's top articles include how to leverage Silicon Valley from wherever you are, the cost of running a startup, why denial can be so dangerous, and more.

 Check out our must read articles for the week of October 27 - November 2:

Zombie VC Firms Can be an Entrepreneur's Nightmare
If you don't see any activity for, say, the last five years, be wary. You could be looking at a firm that's dying a predetermined slow death.

Leveraging Silicon Valley - From Wherever You Are
How can you build your organization’s ability to sense and respond to rapid improvements in technology? Many large, successful companies are creating offices in California’s Silicon Valley to spot big new trends and learn how they can transform their organization in ways they couldn’t otherwise imagine. It’s no longer good enough to wait for change to come to your industry; you need to be out there where it’s happening.
The Cost of Running a Startup (Infographic)

In this infographic from Staff.com, their data offers a simple overview of the starting cost of launching a startup in eight major cities around the world. Check out their findings - will they change where you decide to start up?

The Danger of Denial
Great leaders tell it like it is. In other words, they focus on reality, no matter how painful or unpleasant it might be, and then figure out what to do about it. In contrast, less effective leaders sometimes avoid hard truths, argue with the data, and delay tough decisions.

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