Tag Archive: Female Founder Fellowship

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Fellowship Program Spurs 62% Increase In Female Founder Institute Graduates, New Fellowships Available

    We are now looking for the next batch of Female Fellows, and there are over 10 Fellowships available for the upcoming Spring 2013 semesters across the globe.

    By Jonathan Greechan (Partner, The Founder Institute)

    As you may or may not know, we introduced the Female Founder Fellowship program two years ago in an effort to increase the number of female-led companies graduating from the Founder Institute’s entrepreneur training program. By giving the best overall female applicant in each city a free course free, we anticipated

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    by Angie Chang

    Building Kits For Kids, Green Kid Crafts Shares Mother’s Love For Environmental Ethics With Children – Around The Country

    Like so many children’s products, Green Kid Crafts is a mother’s invention, born out of need.

    By Penny Bauder (Founder, Green Kid Crafts)

    While I actually have a science background, and no business schooling whatsoever (although I am enrolled in The Founder Institute Fall 2012 Session and was just awarded the Female Founder Fellowship – yay!), I’ve found that that the entrepreneur lifestyle is an exact match for my personality.

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    by Angie Chang

    The Founder Institute Seeks Female Founders, Offers Fellowships

    Founder Institute’s Female Founder Fellowship program increased 30% female graduates globally.

    By Jonathan Greechan (Partner, The Founder Institute)

    Last year, we unveiled a new program – Female Founder Fellowship (FFF) – in an effort to grow the number of female technology founders by providing free course fees for our best female applicants.

    At the time, 16% of our graduates were female, and our stated goal was to double that number and ultimately graduate 175 female-led companies a year.

    The FFF program helped spur a 30% increase in female graduates globally in just a few months time.

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    by Angie Chang

    Programs Increasing Number of Women Entrepreneurs

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    You know the adage “two guys in a garage”? Well, not anymore — there are a new crop of accelerators, incubators and programs aimed at creating diverse and remarkably innovative startups.

    Thanks to this new trend in the startup industrial complex, “accelerators are offering the guidance to men and women, but the women are taking advantage of that and that’s made a big difference — particularly for women,” said Francine Sommer with Village Ventures in a DigiDay panel discussion earlier this year.

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    by Angie Chang

    New Female Founder Fellowship at Founder Institute

    Currently, 16% of Founder Institute startups have a female founder. This ratio beats the average, but quite frankly the average sucks — and we know we can do better.

    Founder Institute is a pre-seed incubator launching a program designed to increase the number of females founders in technology. With a goal of launching 175 female-led tech companies in 2011, Founder Institute is currently on pace to graduate over 600 companies in 2011 across our 17 locations.