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The Founder Institute's mission is to empower talented and motivated people to build impactful companies that create one million jobs. This includes talented and motivated people of all backgrounds, and as such, we are committed to empowering women to build great technology companies. 

The Founder Institute, the world's largest pre-seed accelerator, is proud to partner with Women Tech Network to help narrow the gender gap in technology startups. Women Tech Network is a global platform powered by Coding GirlsTech Family Ventures and Tallocate promoting diversity in the tech, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Through the Female Founder Fellowship program, all women across our European Chapters can apply to the Founder Institute for free below, and the top technical female applicant will receive free access to our pre-seed accelerator program, and other free resources to help them build a startup.


Build the Future with Founder Institute and Women Tech Network 

The Founder Institute helps you get to traction and funding with a support network of startup experts that are invested in your success, and through a structured business-building process that has helped alumni raise over $950M. Through the combined benefits of the Founder Institute and Women Tech Network we create an unparalleled global support network for early-stage founders to impact the present and influence the future:

  • A combined global community of over 15,000 mentors and thousands of alumni
  • Comprehensive education and structured support programs from the idea stage to the funding/ growth stage
  • Over $3M in Partner Deals and Resources 


Who Should Apply?

The Founder Institute focuses on helping tech or tech-enabled businesses at the pre-seed stage, including both solo-founders and teams. This includes established businesses that are pre-funding and traction, MVP and prototype-stage projects, and even part-time founders with just ideas.


What to Expect?

To qualify for the Female Founder Fellowship for the Washington DC Virtual 2020 Founder Institute, you must complete your application below before the Early Admissions Deadline (2020-07-19). 

After completing the application below, you will be invited to take our Predictive Admissions Assessment, which is our main criteria for evaluating applicants. If you would like to learn more about our Admissions Process and review criteria, visit

The recipient of the Fellowship will be notified within one week after the Early Deadline. 


Apply to the Washington DC Founder Institute with Women Tech Network