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Fellows Program

The Fellows Program engages university women and introduce them to the world of investing and entrepreneurship. Participants gain real-world, resume-building experience!

After the WFN Fast Pitch finalists are chosen in June, each team of 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 venture capitalists.

A $250 stipend will be provided to all Fellows at program completion.


2022 Fellows Program
Applications for the 2022 cohort will open in the spring. 

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Application Criteria

 

We welcome any female student who is currently enrolled in college to apply to the program. Undergrad and business school students are encouraged to apply. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of our programs.

 

GEOGRAPHY

Students may reside anywhere in the United States. However, any in-person events will take place in the greater Los Angeles, California, region and students outside this area wishing to attend live events will need to cover their own travel expenses. Instructional sessions and mentor meetings will take place virtually.

 

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 event in October. 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. We strongly encourage participating in virtual meetings with a web camera so we can create as authentic an experience as possible! Once accepted into the program, Fellows will be notified and sent a welcome packet via email.

 

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP

 

Program Co-Chairs:

Mary Mullenhoff of Insperity

Olivia Goodkin, former lawyer and workplace investigator

 

Program Advisors:

Regina Rosi Mitchell of Marlborough's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Jennifer Walske of UCLA Anderson School of Management

 

Instructor:

Xandra Laskowski of OSEA Angel Investors will be the Due Diligence 101 instructor to help guide the teams' research efforts