Is this a free program?
Hacker Fellows is 100% free of charge to fellows and companies. This is possible because of the generous support of our partnering organizations.
When can the fellow start working?
July 17th, 2017 is the first day of work for all 2017 Hacker Fellows. That is the Monday immediately following the 5-week bootcamp. That said, companies and the fellow can arrange a different start date if need by. If arranged for a fellow to start working before the bootcamp, please keep in mind that the fellow will be unable to be on-site during the bootcamp.
How does our company onboard a fellow?
Between the dates of 4.8.17 & 5.2.17 is when we advise companies to extend full-time offers to the Hacker Fellow(s). When deciding to extend an offer, your company should stick to their formal process. All we ask is that you sign and return a Grant Agreement and Offer Addendum once the fellow(s) has accepted your offer.
Who are the players involved?
Hacker Fellows is a program of Invest Detroit Ventures, Invest Detroit's investment team. They have partnered with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Ford Motor Company, Google for Entrepreneurs, Grand Circus, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Michigan Venture Capital Association and Techstars Mobility.