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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

In Case You Missed It: This Week’s Must-Read Articles for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-01

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

This week's top articles include an explanation on why the best ideas come in your late 30s; a Mentor Minute breaking down why you should hire for attitude, not aptitude; a guide to working with designers; and inspirational quotes for and from entrepreneurs.

Check out our must-read articles for the week of February 23rd.

Why Big Ideas Happen in Your Late 30s
Drake Baer breaks down the research done by the National Bureau of Economic Research that shows how your peak performance will be in your late 30s, helping to dispel the idea that the younger generations are the best entrepreneurs.
Top 10 Inspirational Entrepreneurship Quotes
Adam and Mathew Toren of Entrepreneur Magazine collect the top 10 most inspiring entrepreneurship quotes from some of the most famous and successful people in both history and in the present.
Why You Need to Hire a Team with Attitude
In this clip, Matt Allen, a technical recruiter for Lookahead Search, describes the qualities you should look for when assembling a team for your startup. According to him, when hiring your team, attitude trumps aptitude.
Guide to Business Equity for Entrepreneurs
Over on the Grasshopper blog, the Emma Siemasko and the Grasshopper team have put together a very helpful guide for entrepreneurs who want more information on business equity.
An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Working With Designers
Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Graham Jenkin, the designer of AngelList, gives a helpful entrepreneur's guide to working with designers. He details seven key tips that will make any design partnership successful.


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