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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

Don’t Memorize Your Startup Pitch: Visualize It

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-04-10

The Founder Institute runs Founder Hotseat Webinars to allow aspiring founders from across the globe to get live feedback on their startup ideas from top Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. 

In the clip below, Jason Calacanis critiques a Melbourne-based entrepreneur pitching AUUG, a musical device that attaches to mobile devices. Jason advises the founder to simplify his pitch in a visual manner, and also discusses the inherent risk in any music-related business.

Jason Calacanis is the Founder and CEO of Inside.com, Founder of the Launch Festival, Host of This Week in Startups, and a top angel investor.

Check out the clip below, and if you are raising a seed round, also be sure to check out the Founder Showcase. Applications to the free pitch competition are due soon, and past contestants have raised over $130 million.

(Memorizing image via Shutterstock)

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