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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

Spikes Wins the 12th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition - Watch the Video Here

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2012-11-12

 Congratulations to Spikes - winner of the 12th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition

On Wednesday, November 7th, eight early-stage startups pitched on stage in San Francisco hoping to wow a judging panel comprised of five of Silicon Valley’s top VCs and win over an audience of over 600 investors, press, and media. The competition was tough but ultimately Spikes came out on top and took home the title of Founder Showcase champion. 

Kym McNicholas, writer for PandoDaily and interviewing journalist at the 12th Founder Showcase was the first to break the news, describing Spikes as a serious contender for Symantec due to their ability to virtualize the browser in the cloud, making getting hacked when browsing the web virtually impossible. 

Branden Spikes, Founder and CEO of Spikes delivered a nearly flawless pitch and impressed judges with his innovation and expertise in the field. To see Branden in action be sure to watch Spike’s winning pitch below and click here to learn more about how Spikes is aiming to deliver the world’s most secure browsing. 

Click here to read the full article on PandoDaily and for more startup news, follow Kym on Twitter @Kymbee



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