Below is a list of criteria that we have for prospective Hacker Fellows. Definitely still apply if you don't fit all of the criteria but believe you have what it takes to become a fellow! 

  • Graduation between 2020-2015

  • Computer Science Major, Computer Engineer or equivalent

  • Energized about making an impact in Michigan’s startup community

  • A passion for in-person or online developer communities

  • Want to preserve your creativity and individuality in the workplace


Start the application process by applying online.

We accept applications in two different rounds given the semester terms at university. We definitely understand that life is life and are not preferential if you apply in Round 1 or Round 2. Both rounds admit fellows to a single fellowship year. 

Since we are currently in the middle of our 2019 fellowship year, we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. Once we are ready to engage in interviews, we will review applications and inform you of next steps.

A Bit More

In support of a strong application, if there are cool projects that you've worked on and you want to show us, let's take the time to talk via a video/screen share session. Sam is our Program Director and you'll be interfacing with him most of the time from application to program's end. His email is

Don't hesitate to shoot him a note if you have any questions, curiosities or want to schedule time to chat in person.