Fellowship for Underrepresented People in Tech

Startup Institute’s Fellowships for Underrepresented People in Tech is a national awards program that annually recognizes and rewards three US-based students pursuing a graduate degree in a technology-related field.

Through this program, Startup Institute seeks to increase the number of women and people of color who pursue work in the innovation economy.

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Work is done within an environment of dynamic learning with access to founders, thought leaders, and educators who are active members of the technology community.

The fellowship will provide hands-on, practical experience for those wishing to apply their studies to the pursuit of technology advancement, entrepreneurial enterprise, or business innovation. Fellows will assist in the development of learning resources and serve as mentors to students who are participating in Startup Institute programs.

$5,000 stipend

US citizen or permanent resident
Proof of enrollment status in a US-based graduate or doctorate degree granting institution
Demonstrated interest in working in a role dedicated to the pursuit of technology advancement, entrepreneurial enterprise, or business innovation
Commit to 256 hours of development and mentorship work over the course of four months in one of our three locations: Boston, New York, or Chicago

Academic Disciplines
Computer Sciences
Information Sciences
Business & Marketing
STEM Fields

Application Deadline: 8/1/2016

About Startup Institute

Startup Institute helps people build the technical skills, culture skills, and network that will launch them into the innovation industry in the areas of web development, web design, technical marketing, or sales and account management.

As an organization, we aim to make diversity within the tech community a priority, instilling the cultural awareness needed to thrive in the fast-paced innovation environment. To date, 41 percent of Startup Institute students have been women and 35 percent have been persons of color.


Submit the Application

Fill out the form below to apply to our fellowship program. After you submit, someone will be in touch to gather additional information.

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