Launch your career at a startup

Hacker Fellows is a growing community of highly creative software engineers, passionate about tech, entrepreneurship and startups.

Hacker Fellows is a 1-year fellowship program for hackers, coders and startup enthusiasts to boost their salary and land jobs with early stage tech companies in Michigan while expanding their entrepreneurial network.

The Hacker Fellows experience kicks off in Downtown Detroit with a software and entrepreneurship bootcamp. While in Detroit, the program pays for your housing, training, and gives you a bit of spending cash to enjoy the city amongst your techy peers. After training, you are off to work full-time as a startup developer and get immersed into Michigan's technology and entrepreneurship scene! Learn how Hacker Fellows works

We also have a summer-long internship program for aspiring software developers looking for startup experience. Similar to our fellowship program, Hacker Fellows interns will go through a software/entrepreneurial training bootcamp, write code full-time for a startup and join the growing Hacker Fellows community. Learn how our internship program works.

Hacker Fellows is a program managed by Invest Detroit Ventures. Our goal is to attract and retain top developers in the state of Michigan and pair them with early stage tech companies. We are here to connect Michigan startups and talented developers. Learn More about Invest Detroit Ventures and our venture funds. 

Hacker Fellows have landed full-time jobs and internships with over 30 different Michigan startups. 

Yearly, our fellows and interns engage with over 50 different startups to find the right fit.

Since working with Hacker Fellows, hiring startups have created 700+ jobs in Michigan. 

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Hacker Fellows has partnered with leading entrepreneurial support organizations that not only help startups gain capital but also build community.

Our partners have promoted and invested in the learning, mentoring and support of our fellows.

Jessica Wu  

Tatiana Yugay, Hacker Fellows '19, StockX
"I’ve seen people battle with job applications on their own, with no team of people helping them through the process. I’m grateful to have Hacker Fellows as a support system during my transition into the real world."

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Yoseph Radding, Hacker Fellows '17, Red Ventures
"Hacker Fellows really opened my eyes to the blossoming startup community in Detroit. It connected me to people inside the program and Michigan’s startup community."

Shean Krolicki

Cristian Guillen, Hacker Fellows Intern '17, Ripple Science
"Hacker Fellows has built a fun and energetic community of developers who are there to support and help each other. I’m glad to know if I am stuck on any development I can message another fellow or intern to help."

From World Travels to Video Automation by Samantha Stewart, Hacker Fellows '18, Waymark
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