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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

Grad Profile: @LookVook offers an interactive, profit-generating video experience

Posted by Emma Tzeng on 2012-09-19

Grad Profiles highlight the personal and professional stories of Founder Institute Graduates from across the globe.

This profile on LookVook, a Graduate of the Seattle Founder Institute, was written by Emma Tzeng. Founded in 2010 by Jordan Philips, LookVook enables businesses to bring their videos to life and engage customers with its unique, interactive platform. 



These days, online video sharing is more widespread than ever. Platforms such as YouTube and Ustream make it possible to share videos in real-time across multiple channels, and users are tuning in from across the globe. In light of the obvious popularity of online videos, it makes sense that businesses should try to leverage video sharing as a way to generate publicity and profit.

Startup LookVook wants to do exactly that with its interactive video client. With LookVook’s product, consumers can interact with and make purchases within video media. In this way, the startup blends e-commerce with multimedia content to produce a unique, highly interactive experience that generates revenue for businesses and advertisers and a personalized shopping experience for users.

Founded in 2010 by Jordan Philips, a brand strategy expert and graphic designer, LookVook is a self-service platform that allows users to upload files through third-party clients such as YouTube, Brightcove, and Spotify, and add their own custom content and branding to videos and video players. Essentially, the aim is to deliver an elegant viewing experience and drive sales and viewer responses. 

Each year, the retail sector generates around $152 billion through e-commerce platforms. Essentially, LookVook seeks to capitalize on this trend by taking it a step further, catching video viewers at the height of their emotion and enabling them to instantaneously click through and purchase products as they appear in the video.

Businesses using the LookVook platform can also measure the progress and success of their video campaigns through the platform’s built-in analytics reports, which displays the user’s most popular content and viewer interactions in real time.

Seeing as how e-commerce has revolutionized the way people shop, it doesn’t seem too much of a stretch to predict that an interactive video platform such as LookVook could very well change the fact of online purchasing and video production.


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