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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.

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How to Hook Your Audience With Your Startup Presentation, by Glen Hellman

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-12-12

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In this talk by Lima Founder Institute mentor, Glen Hellman explains how to deliver a memorable presentation. Whether it be pitching to investors or showing off your newest business plan, Glen says “you have to be intentional when presenting. It's not just about going through the motions”.

Glen is a Principal at Driven Forward LLC, a firm that supports entrepreneurs and venture investors by providing strategic guidance, interim executive leadership services, and executive coaching. He is also a writer for Tech Cocktail and the author of the blog, Forward Thinking.

Along with having a few simple slides, Glen says “the most important element of a presentation is how well you can keep your audiences attention. If they’re not focused on you, you've failed... dare to be different”.

Glen is a mentor for the Lima Founder Institute, which is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2014 Semester.
Those who submit their applications by Sunday (2015-11-08) will have all application fees waived and are eligible for Founder Institute Fellowships. Click here to learn more and begin your application today.


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