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

  • 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 to subsidize the Fellow's salary

  • All expense paid software development and entrepreneurship bootcamp valued at $7,000 per fellow

  • Bootcamp living stipend of ~$1,100

  • $1,500 move-in bonus granted directly to the fellow

  • 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