F(o)und Fellowship

About:

The F(o)und Fellowship is a three-month virtual program for high school and college students providing both mentorship and a monetary grant to selected hackathon projects. We recommend the F(o)und Fellowship for projects seeking mentorship and guidance alongside funding.

Eligibility and Application:

To be eligible for the F(o)und Fellowship, your project must meet the following requirements:

  • Winning project on any Devpost hackathon.
  • Hackers must be a student either pursuing a college degree or high school diploma. 

Through our application process, one member of the team submits an application form for their entire team. Each member can submit up to three winning projects of their choice for each open cohort; if selelected for the fellowship, hackers will be asked to focus on one project of our choice out of the three they have submitted over the duration of the program.

Due to the high volume of applications, the process is a competitive and selective one. Submitting an application does not guarantee entrance into the program!

Applications for Cohort 0 will open on November 15th, 2020 at 8:00 am ET.

Mentorship:

Projects receive mentorship from experts in the software engineering and business industries. They will work with 1-2 mentors over the course of three months to further their project by establishing a business plan, building up their product or MVP, and aim towards launching a marketable and/or deployable product. Mentors are experienced SWEs from tech companies, faculty from higher-education institutions, and veteran business leaders and entrepreneurs. Hackers are encouraged to build connections with our mentors and will receive access to events such as guest speaker events featuring various changemakers, workshops, and networking events.

Funding:

Projects receive a grant of up to $3,000. The amount of money awarded to each project will vary based on their specific needs and area of interest.