One lucky female founder will get three (3) free tickets to the event, a space to show off her startup, and an opportunity to pitch on stage as part of the Demo Table Competition.
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.
Founder Friday Austin Launch and official “Women in Tech” Meet Up hosted at SXSW.
By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)
We hosted a sold-out Founder Friday Austin Launch at SXSW. Over 150 people visited the Alcatel-Lucent Trend Lounge at SXSW to find out about Women 2.0, meet our community of entrepreneurs, and discussed resources for starting startups.
We met women from the east coast (New York, Chicago, Boston) as well as the west coast (San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles). Women came from all corners of the state of Texas in hopes of meeting more like-minded women. Even Colorado and Mexico had women represent!
By Priya Sheth (Founder, Be Scrappy)
It’s been exactly a year since I decided to quit my job as an aerospace engineer in Los Angeles and moved to San Francisco to become an interaction designer. The move and transition didn’t come easy, but I was given a jump-start into entrepreneurship via the Founder Labs program.
Being a designer on a Founder Labs team made me realize that I want to build my own company. This past year has been an amazing journey. I’ve realized how a firm vision, hard work and determination can push you to places you thought you could never go.
By Andrea Lo (Founder, Piggybackr)
A year ago, I was working in a corporate consulting job crunching numbers and pushing papers, struggling to find a larger sense of purpose. Today, I am busier and happier than ever, founder of my own early stage startup with the help of the Founder Institute, a part-time startup incubator.
What I learned is that there are resources and people out there interested in helping you succeed, if you take the first step. And if you don’t know where to start, consider enrolling in a startup incubator. There are full-time, part-time, specialty, and…