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 junkies to boost their salary and land jobs with early stage tech companies in Michigan while gaining lifelong connections.
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 where we boost your first year salary by $15,000 & immerse you in 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 their 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.
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.
Tatiana Yugay, Hacker Fellows '19, StockX
Yoseph Radding, Hacker Fellows '17, Red Ventures
Cristian Guillen, Hacker Fellows Intern '17, Ripple Science