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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

The Founder Institute Launches Newest Location in Lima, Peru

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-01-24

Today we are excited to announce the launch of our newest location - Lima, Peru!

The Lima chapter is just around the corner, as the 4-month program is slated to start on February 18th. The program is open to existing and prospective technology founders of all kinds - with or without an idea, young or old, and with a full-time job or unemployed. If you or someone you know could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a technology startup in Lima, click here to apply. Final applications are due Sunday, Feburary 10th.

If you would like to learn more, then join a free event we will be hosting in the coming weeks:


The Lima chapter will be lead by Jorge Jaime, Founder and CEO of Overwave, and Arturo Calle Flores, CEO of Alterlatina. Both are recognized organizers of entrepreneurial activities in the local environment, including Startup Weekend Lima.

Expected mentors of the Lima program include;

  • Adeo Ressi, CEO, TheFunded.com
  • Cesar Zevallos, CEO & Founder, Asix S.A.
  • Diana Castañeda, Co-Fundadora Entrepreneurial Action Peru
  • Glen Hellman, Cheif Entrepreneuriator, Driven Forward, LLC
  • Juan Carlos Güímac, Director, Editora Central SAC
  • Ludmila Volodina, MBA, MsC, System Engineer, Universidad de Lima
  • Rolando Cruzado, President & Founder, PDMA Peru
  • Vanesa Kolodziej, Managing Parter, Nazca Ventures and Founder, Fundadoras.org
  • Ziv Gillat, Co-Founder & VP of Business Development, Eye-Fi
  • and many more to be announced.

               We hope you will join us in Lima and launch a company in 2013.


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