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Amsterdam-Silicon Valley Female Founder Program (Online Program).

The Final Application Deadline is on Feb 21, 2021.


The Founder Institute, the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, is launching the first of its kind virtual program in collaboration with WomenTech Network as part of the Amsterdam - Silicon Valley Virtual 2021 program.





The Female Founder Program helps early-stage women entrepreneurs build

innovative businesses in the Silicon Valley-Amsterdam Founder Institute through:

  • Mentorship and feedback from +100 top entrepreneurs and industry experts

  • Access to a local and global support network of mentors, investors, and advisors

  • Introductions to business angels, VCs and corporates investing globally

  • Over €1.5MM in partner deals and resources

  • Several fellowships awarded to the top applicants, allowing them to participate in the program for free


This collaboration with WomenTech Network is part of the Founder Institute’s goal of improving the gender gap in technology. Together we aim to build additional promising female-led startups in 2021 and help further establish Amsterdam as a centre for female leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation.


Who Should Apply?

The Regional Female Founder Program (scheduled with Amsterdam - Silicon Valley Virtual 2021 program) takes place from Mar 3, 2021, to May 27, 2021. Any pre-seed female entrepreneur interested in building an innovative startup is encouraged to apply, including aspiring founders with a full-time job, solo founders, teams, and founders of established companies (pre-funding).

The entire program is run virtually, so no physical presence is required.

What to Expect?


During the program you can expect:

  • 3.5 months of systematic development on your idea and your company

  • 200+ specific tasks to develop your idea and your company

  • Direct and honest feedback about your business

  • Weekly online group sessions with top mentors giving practical guidance and Q&A session on specific topics

  • Personal and group office hours with hand-picked experienced mentors

  • Later in the program, introductions to corporates and potential investors

  • Global online demo day webinar for the graduates!

Rules of the game:

  • A limited number of applicants will be accepted to the program

  • They require execution - if you are not learning and executing, you may be dropped from the program

  • You will get strong peer support from other founders in your cohort

  • No need for physical appearance but mandatory remote video appearance for three hours on Wednesdays

After the short form, you will be invited to take the Entrepreneur DNA Assessment, which is the main criteria for evaluating applicants.

The Final Application Deadline is on Feb 21, 2021. Female Founder Program recipients will be chosen from the top overall applicants to the program, and be notified via email within a few days of applying.


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