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

  • Connecting Michigan startups and development talent

  • Hacker Fellows compensation boost to attract top talent to startups

  • Create a platform for mentoring, relationships and collaboration within the tech and investment community

Monetary benefits of Hacker Fellows

  • Grant subsidy given to the startup/company to subsidize Fellow's salary

  • Grant subsidy given to the startup/company to subsidize Intern's compensation

  • All expense paid software development and entrepreneurship bootcamp valued at ~$13,000 per developer

  • AWS Activate credits valid for one to two years based on size and funding round

Hacker Fellows is a program of Invest Detroit, driven by Invest Detroit Ventures which has a portfolio of 90+ companies and three tech-based investment funds

The program is strongly supported by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Community Foundation for South East Michigan. The Hacker Fellows program comes at no cost to participating companies because of the support of our partners.