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Sunday is the Last Day to Apply for Chicago Founder Institute Fellowships

Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2014-08-15

The Early Application Deadline for the Chicago Autumn 2014 Semester is coming up soon (2014-08-17).

If you could use expert training and advice to launch a technology startup in Chicago, then apply today.

In the Founder Institute's four-month, part-time program, promising startup entrepreneurs “learn by doing” and launch a company through structured training courses, practical business-building assignments, and expert feedback from a large network of business mentors. Plus, aspiring founders are not required to quit their day job to participate, so they can begin building a business around their ideas without putting their livelihood at risk.

If you apply by the Early Application Deadline (2014-08-17), you get to take the Predictive Admissions Test for free ($50 value), and you are also eligible to receive one of several Chicago Founder Institute Fellowships:

The SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant from the SV Entrepreneurs Community, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Silicon Valley Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


The Silicon Valley Founder Institute is excited to partner with an organization that shares our goal of fostering a strong local startup ecosystem: SV Entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley's largest entrepreneur and startup community. Through the SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship, everyone from the SV Entrepreneurs community is invited to apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute for free, and the best overall applicant from the community will receive a Fellowship to participate in the program for free as well.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship for the Spring 2014 Silicon Valley Semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by the Early Admissions Deadline (2014-08-17), using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship will be awarded within 72 hours after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply for the SV Entrepreneurs Fellowship.

The Female Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary female applicant for each chapter, giving them the opportunity to enroll 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 increased over 70%, to a total of approximately 35%. This is more than twice as high as most other accelerators. Learn more about the Female Founder Fellowship program here


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Female Founder Fellowship for the Chicago Autumn 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2014-08-17. Any female who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


Grant: The recipient of the Female Founder Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply for the Female Founder Fellowship.

The Technical Founder Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary applicant for each chapter with a strong technical background, giving them the opportunity to enroll in the Founder Institute for free. The recipient will be recognized as somebody with the utmost potential to become a successful technology entrepreneur.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Technical Founder Fellowship for the Chicago Autumn 2014 Semester, you must complete your application and Admissions Test by the Early Application Deadline of 11:59 PM on 2014-08-17. Anyone who follows those guidelines will be automatically eligible - no further steps are required.


Grant: The recipient of the Technical Founder Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the Early Admissions Deadline.


Click here to apply for the Technical Founder Fellowship.

Click here to apply to the Founder Institute.

If you have any questions about Founder Institute Fellowships, contact us here

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