Great Founders
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The World's Premier Idea-Stage
Accelerator and Startup Launch
Program

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Girls in Tech Fellowship

The Girls in Tech Fellowship is awarded to the most extraordinary technical 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, and in order to empower more females to launch technology companies, we have partnered with Girls in Tech, a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of women passionate about technology. Learn more about the Girls in Tech Fellowship program here


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Girls in Tech 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 Girls in Tech 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 Girls in Tech Fellowship


A Structured Approach

The best way to learn is by doing. Through a structured, 4-month curriculum of weekly training courses and business-building assignments, you graduate the Founder Institute as the Founder of an enduring company. Plus, sessions are held at night, so you can keep your day job.

See the Curriculum

Month 1
Idea & Customer Development
Month 2
Company & Team Formation
Month 4
Go-To-Market, Bootstrapping, & Fundraising
Month 3
Product Development & Distribution

Expert Advice and Feedback

You don't have to do it alone. Receive weekly instruction, feedback, and evaluation from a large network of entrepreneur mentors who have built companies themselves, and are vested in your success. In most semesters, the ratio of mentors to founders is greater than 1:1, and the global mentor network exceeds 7,500 people.

See the Mentors

Adeo Ressi Aaron Patzer Phil Libin
Founder Institute mint.com Evernote
Robin Chase Peter Vesterbacka Jeffrey Paine
Zipcar Rovio Golden Gate Ventures

The Results

Aspiring entrepreneurs have used our program to form and improve their business ideas, develop their marketing strategy, create an advisory board, recruit co-founders, improve their pitch, launch a product, prepare to raise capital, bootstrap to profitability, generate revenue, and more.

See the Graduates

2,500
81%
20,000+
Companies Launched
Company Survival Rate
Jobs Created

A Global Network

Based in Silicon Valley but with chapters across six continents and 155+ cities, our mission is to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and help promising entrepreneurs launch companies that create one million new startup jobs.

See the most recent network activity.

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