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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

7th #FounderShowcase Winner @Kaggle Announces Partnership with EMC Corporation

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-10-30

Kaggle, winner of the 7th Founder Showcase, recently announced a plan to join forces with EMC Corporation through its Greenplum division. The two aim to tackle the problematic shortage and heavy demand for data scientists by using an integration between Kaggle's data science community and EMC Greenplum Chorus.

Just five months after winning the 7th Founder Showcase, Kaggle raised an $11m round led by Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures, SV Angel, and Yuri Milner. Purchase your tickets to the November 7th Showcase where we will help launch several more promising startups like Kaggle to greatness.

According to a May 2011 report, 'Big Data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity' from the McKinsey Global Institute, there is a shortage of talent necessary for organizations to take advantage of Big Data. This shortage of talent is widely believed to be the biggest block to the wholesale adoption of Big Data by industry and creates difficulties for Big Data companies to access data scientists.

Kaggle Founder and CEO, Anthony Goldbloom believes, “Data scientists are hard to find...Even if you do find somebody who purports to be a data scientist, it’s really hard to know if they’re good at their craft". 

Fortunately, the Kaggle and Greenplum Chorus integration will help bridge the gap between those needing problems solved and big data scientists. Through what is similar to a social networking platform, the Greenplum Chorus platform will increase accessibility of these hard to find data scientists, while aiming to increase productivity, decrease administrative burdens on IT infrastructures, and get better visibility and faster access to data through a single tool.

Since Kaggle's participation the 7th Founder Showcase they have gone on to become one of the biggest players in the big data market and have run over 100 competitions with major enterprise, government, and academic customers, including Allstate Insurance, Dunnhumby, Facebook, Ford, Heritage Health, Merck, Microsoft, NASA, Stanford, and Wikipedia. Over 55,000 data scientists worldwide have contributed to competitions that tackled the toughest predictive problems in the marketing, life sciences, insurance, financial services, travel, and science industries. Kaggle's investors include Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures.

Don't miss out on your opportunity to be the first to experience game changing companies like Kaggle.

Purchase your tickets to the 12th Founder Showcase today and click here to read the full article.

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