Matching Top Developer Talent With Michigan Startups

The primary goals of Hacker Fellows are:

  • Attract software developers to Michigan startups
  • Promote job creation within the tech community
  • Fill the void among Michigan startups and development talent
  • Boost Hacker Fellows compensation by ~$25,000 to help attract the top talent
  • Create a platform for mentoring, relationships and collaboration within the tech and investment community

Monetary benefits of Hacker Fellows: 

  • ~$15,000 granted directly to the startup/company for hiring the fellow
  • All expense paid software development and entrepreneurship bootcamp valued at $7,000 per fellow
  • Bootcamp living stipend of ~$1,300
  • $1,500 move-in bonus granted directly to the fellow
  • $5,000 in AWS credits valid for two years

Hacker Fellows is a program of Invest Detroit, driven by Invest Detroit Ventures which has a portfolio of 50+ companies and two tech-based investment funds