Launch your career at a startup

Hacker Fellows is a growing community of software developers, engineers and startup enthusiasts who land jobs with early-stage tech companies in Michigan, develop their network and train on technologies used by startups.

Hacker Fellows connects the brightest early-stage tech talent to Michigan-based startups. We recruit aspiring software engineers from around the country—undergraduates, graduates or self-taught—to participate in our 1-year fellowship or summer internship program.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2019

Once accepted, you will be matched with startups for a full-time technical position, all expenses paid software and entrepreneurial training in Detroit, and access to a growing community of over 100 founders and technologists.


Hacker Fellows 1-Year Fellowship

A year-long experience for recent grads and engineers looking to develop their careers with a venture-backed startup. All fellows will receive a full-time technical position, three weeks of software and entrepreneurial training, and access to the Hacker Fellows network.

Our Fellowship Program runs from May 2020 - June 2021


Hacker Fellows Summer Internship

A summer-long experience for students to looking for coding experience at a venture-backed startup. All interns will receive a full-time technical position, one week of software and entrepreneurial training, and access to the Hacker Fellows network.

Our Internship Program runs from May 2020 - August 2020

Gain access to a diverse group of startups

As a Hacker Fellow, you’ll not only have the opportunity to interview with our hiring partners, but the larger network of Michigan startups. Our fellows and interns have gone to work for over 40 startups over the past five years. Here’s a snapshot of who’s hired through Hacker Fellows.

Hacker Fellows is a program of 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. By supporting both the employers and the career-seekers, we are able to build a strong community of passionate technologists and employers to uplift our ecosystem. Learn more about Invest Detroit Ventures and our venture funding.

Hacker Fellows has partnered with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Community Foundation for South East Michigan. Together we work towards keeping tech talent in Michigan and providing enriching experiences junior-level talent.