Women Founders Foundation Fellows Program
This fellows program is to engage university women and introduce them to the world of investing and entrepreneurship. The program will be held July to October, 2021.
After the WFN Fast Pitch Top 5 finalists are chosen, each team of two fellows and their mentor will be assigned a finalist company to analyze for its investment potential and prepare a due diligence report which they will present to the Junior Judges and Fast Pitch Judges. The mentors will be women angels and VCs.
A $250 stipend will be given to all Fellows. They will also gain experience by learning about due diligence, studying a company and presenting a live analysis.
To learn more about the Women Founders Network and the annual
Fast Pitch competition, please visit https://www.womenfoundersnetwork.com/.
2021 Fellows Program
Applications for 2021 are closed. Please join our mailing list to be notified when applications open for 2022.
Who can apply?
We welcome any female college student who is currently enrolled in college to apply to the program between July 14 and August 15. Undergrad and business school students are encouraged to apply. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our programs.
Given the program requirements of in-person presentations, we are currently accepting applications from students that reside in the Southern California area. In-person events will take place in the greater Los Angeles, California, region.
Participation Fee & Waivers
There is no fee to participate if girls are accepted into the program, which covers all expenses including one ticket to the Fast Pitch in October (normally a $75 value). Due to the confidential nature of the program materials, all chosen Fellows will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
Equipment & Materials
Participants will need a reliable internet connection and device to participate in the program this year. We strongly encourage participating in virtual meetings with a web camera so we can create as authentic an experience as possible!
If accepted into the program, Fellows will be notified and sent a welcome packet via email.
Regina Rosi Mitchell of Marlborough's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Jennifer Walske of UCLA Anderson School of Management
Xandra Laskowski of OSEA Angel Investors will be the Due Diligence 101 instructor to help guide the teams' research efforts