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Startup Weekend


Through the Startup Weekend Fellowship, members of the Startup Weekend Community who want to start a technology company can apply to the Silicon Valley Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the Startup Weekend Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, December 11th, 2016, using this link.

Grant: The recipient of the Startup Weekend Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.

Click here to apply for the Startup Weekend Fellowship.

Motivated & Talented Female Tech Entrepreneurs Wanted in Silicon Valley

Posted by Nailah Morgan on 2017-05-10

The Founder Institute, the world's premier startup launch program, is committed to narrowing the gender gap in high-tech startups with our Female Founder Fellowship program.

In 2011, we introduced the Female Founder Fellowship program, providing the opportunity for all females to apply to the Founder Institute for free ($50 value), while also awarding a full reimbursement of Course Fees to our best female applicant in each city, a $1999 USD value.

Since introducing the program, our overall number of female-founded companies has more than doubled, to a total of approximately 32%. This is significantly higher than most other startup accelerators - but there is still plenty of work to be done. In all, over 400 female-led businesses have graduated from the Founder Institute, including notable companies from across the globe like Realty Mogul, Feetz, Wedding Party (acquired by Instacart), Tapgenes, Skimble, Memetales, Kindara, Enerknol, Rushtix, Cashtivity, Whizmeal, 2RedBeans, GreenKidCrafts, Uplifter, and many more.

The Female Founder Fellowship for the Silicon Valley Summer 2017 Founder Institute is now available, but to be eligible you must apply and enroll by the Early Admissions Deadline (2017-05-21).

If you are an aspiring female entrepreneur, apply for the Female Founder Fellowship today for free ($50 value).

The recipient of the Silicon Valley Female Founder Fellowship will be recognized as a promising female entrepreneur with the utmost potential to become a successful technology founder. Not only will they gain acceptance into the prestigious Founder Institute entrepreneur training and startup launch program, but also they will also be fully reimbursed for their Course Fee.

I want to see a point in the not too distant future where 50% of all the new startups are founded by women or have women in the founding team" - Adeo Ressi, Founder & CEO of the Founder Institute

To learn more about the Female Founder Fellowship program, and to see where else it is available, visit

Motivated & Talented Female Tech Entrepreneurs Wanted in Silicon Valley

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