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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

#FounderShowcase Champion @Itembase Featured as Venture Village’s Startup of the Week

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2013-02-10

Itembase, a graduate of the Berlin Founder Institute and winner of the 10th Founder Showcase, was recently featured as the Venture Village Startup of the Week. In the interview with journalist Michelle Kuepper, the Berlin-based startup reveals their plans to conquer the US Market (Viking Style), grow their team, and a little bit about their business model.

The three co-founders Ramo Karahasan, Stefan Jørgensen and Per Meurling developed Itembase to help shoppers stay organized and keep a simple inventory of their belongings. After winning the 10th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition in early 2012, Itembase has since gained traction and expanded to Silicon Valley where they continue to develop the product.

Helping fuel Itembase’s funding and growth was their winning pitch at the 10th Founder Showcase Pitch Competition, which you can watch in full below. The next Founder Showcase will be taking place on March 27th, and is currently accepting applications for the Pitch Competition until Sunday, February 17th. Thus far, participants of the competition have raised over $70 million in funding. If you or someone you know is looking to raise a seed round, submit your pitch today




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