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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 in Seattle: Adeo Ressi and Dan Shapiro will help you with your Startup Ideas

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-11-19

Get ready, Seattle - we have some exciting startup events coming your way!

Are your ideas feasible? Does your business make sense?  What is needed for your startup to be successful? What are the next steps?  Next week in Seattle we have a series of events scheduled with top startup experts to help you answer these questions. 

On Monday, November 18th, Founder Institute CEO Adeo Ressi will visit from Silicon Valley to host an exclusive Startup Ideas Workshop. If you are passionate about a business idea, but don’t know what to do next, this is the event for you. Space is extremely limited - click here to RSVP now.


Who is Adeo Ressi?

Adeo Ressi is the Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute, the world's largest startup accelerator and entrepreneur training program. In addition, Adeo started TheFunded.com, an exclusive community for entrepreneurs to rate and review venture capitalists. The Institute is the eighth start-up that Adeo has founded or built, four of which were acquired and three of which are still operating. Adeo is regarded as a worldwide expert on early-stage startups and venture capital, with numerous appearances in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, NBC News, ABC News, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Time Magazine, Entrepreneur, CNN, and more. 


Then, on Thursday, November 21st, serial entrepreneur, Dan Shapiro, will be hosting Founder Office Hours - because hey, you can never get enough feedback on your startup idea. At this exclusive event, Dan will provide invaluable feedback to founders who are starting or thinking about starting a technology company.


Who is Dan Shapiro?

Dan Shapiro is the CEO and primary turtle wrangler at Robot Turtles, LLC, a company created when he accidentally launched the bestselling boardgame in Kickstarter history. Before that, Dan spent the last two years at Google after they acquired his last company, Sparkbuy, just six months after he started it. Sparkbuy was a comparison shopping website that offered a happy fun face on top of scary good data. Before Sparkbuy, Shapiro was founder and CEO of Ontela, a pioneering mobile imaging company, where he was named CEO of the Year by MobileBeat. Ontela is now a part of Photobucket Inc, where Dan sits on the Board of Directors. Prior to founding Ontela, Shapiro managed development of the RealArcade service at RealNetworks, and he began his career at Microsoft working on Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. Shapiro's articles have been published in the Washington Post, Wireless Week, and the Seattle PI, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. He also has a great blog at http://danshapiro.com.


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from experienced startup founders. Space is extremely limited, so be sure to RSVP now; 


We hope you will join us!

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