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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

Leveraging Partners to Get Big Fast

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-10-12

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Determining who to partner with, and what to outsource, is often very difficult. They keys to effectively leveraging partners and outsourcing, as Jim Franklin explains in the video below, are to select partners with values that align with your company, constant communication, and maximizing vendor flexibility. 

Jim Franklin is the Former CEO of SendGrid - the leader in email deliverability. Jim is also a Mentor for the Denver Founder Institute, and will be speaking at a free startup event in Denver on October 14, 2014.

In this talk from the Denver Founder Institute, Jim discusses how to effectively leverage partners and outsource as a startup to get big fast. He explains vendor management strategies, what business functions to consider outsourcing, and lessons learned from his experiences with partners and vendors.

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