Female Founder School
 

Program Overview

In 3 sprints, we help you build the fundamental pillars of your company.

 
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Sprint Structure

Each Sprint is 5 weeks long with the following key features  

 
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How are we different?

 
 
 

Not just advice

But skill-building for mastery

 Every stage of our curriculum is embedded with the foundation frameworks of lean startup and design thinking.

Every stage of our curriculum is embedded with the foundation frameworks of lean startup and design thinking.

 Our tools, systems, and resources help you apply the frameworks and stay accountable, so you can move and learn faster.

Our tools, systems, and resources help you apply the frameworks and stay accountable, so you can move and learn faster.

 We deeply believe in the power of feedback on learning & growth, so you'll get lots of feedback from mentors, advisors, and peers. 

We deeply believe in the power of feedback on learning & growth, so you'll get lots of feedback from mentors, advisors, and peers. 

 

By Women & For Women

Thoughtfully designed to support your needs

 You don't need to quit your job and move across the country - because we know you might be working full-time, a mother, or just not sure about your idea.

You don't need to quit your job and move across the country - because we know you might be working full-time, a mother, or just not sure about your idea.

 We focus on your mental wellbeing. Experienced female founders have shared with us the importance of building a resilient mindset in the long journey ahead.

We focus on your mental wellbeing. Experienced female founders have shared with us the importance of building a resilient mindset in the long journey ahead.

 We know being a founder can be lonely--that's why we have created a community of mentors, advisors, and other founders to help.

We know being a founder can be lonely--that's why we have created a community of mentors, advisors, and other founders to help.

 
 
 

WHO QUALIFIES

We’re looking for women who...

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Have an Idea*

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Are serious about wanting to start a company or recently started a company

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Are willing to dedicate 10 hours a week to work on their company

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Enjoy working with, teaching, and learning from peers

*Don’t have an idea? Check out our Sprint 0 Ideation Workshop

 
 
 

Program Fees

Cost per Sprint (5-weeks each)

For Teams:  

$400 / Co-founder

For Solo Founders

$500

 
 

scholarships

For founders who cannot afford the tuition fees, we have a scholarship program for qualified candidates.
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Open workshops

If you want to get a feel for what our program will be like and meet the team, we host 1 open workshop every month in San Francisco and online. We'd love to meet you!

 
 
 

How to Join

Our enrollment process and important dates

 

To qualify for Sprint 1:

  1. Fill out your info here. We encourage you to sign up early as we accept founders on a rolling basis prior to the deadline and classes may fill up.

  2. We will reach out to you to set up a phone interview or meeting.

  3. We also host monthly workshops for potential founders. We’d love to see you there! 

  4. If you’re a fit for the program, we’ll notify you of the Sprint 1 sessions that are available. 

  5. Paying the $500 tuition fee for Sprint 1 will hold your spot and give you access to member events.

  6. Launch for first Sprint 1 is all day in San Francisco.

To qualify for Sprint 2: You must have completed and mastered the frameworks taught and applied in Sprint 1.

Same goes for Sprint 3.

 

We're also accepting applicants for January 12th Cohort.

 
 

Upcoming sprint Start dates

October 27th, 2018

January 12th, 2019

 

Still have questions about the program?

View Full FAQ →

 
 

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