Earlier this month we announced that we were indefinitely extending our Female Founder Fellowship program, in an ongoing effort to grow the number of female technology founders by providing free Course Fees to our best female applicants.
Over the last month we have awarded over 10 Fellowships, and earlier today we selected the most impressive Female applicants to receive the Fellowships for the remaining Summer semesters, including;
- Silicon Valley Summer 2012: Anna Li
- Puerto Rico Summer 2012: Maritza Ramirez
Congratulations to the winners!
As part of the Female Founder Fellowship, the Institute will subsidize the Course Fee for the most extraordinary female applicant for all upcoming Founder Institute semesters. Any female who applies to one of these semesters (including those who have applied already) is automatically eligible.
This is not about providing special treatment - the majority of applicants to the Founder Institute do not get accepted, and this will always be the case because we employ a quantitative Predictive Admissions Test in our application process. This test was specifically designed, and is constantly calibrated, to identify entrepreneurial personality traits and remove all forms of subjective bias. The program is simply designed to grow the number of female applicants, which will ultimately lead to more female-founded technology companies across the globe.