Role: Product Fellows

About Us:

We are a unique venture-building conglomerate that brings together a non-profit startup studio, a venture capital fund, a coworking campus, and a portfolio of homegrown and external startups. We leverage philanthropic grant capital to create a vibrant ecosystem that enables startups to thrive and make a significant societal impact. Check out our annual report for 2023 to learn more about us.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Product Fellows to join our team. You will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in both frontend and backend development while working on real-world projects. The ideal candidate will have a passion for learning and a strong interest in web development, with some experience or coursework in frontend and backend technologies. The fellowship will provide valuable learning opportunities and mentorship to help you develop your skills and build your portfolio.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design, development, and maintenance of frontend and backend components for web applications.
  • Collaborate with senior developers and cross-functional teams to translate user requirements into working features.
  • Design and implement client-side architecture using technologies such as React.js, HTML, CSS, and Tailwind CSS.
  • Build responsive and efficient user interfaces based on design specifications and wireframes.
  • Develop frontend features and applications, ensuring adherence to best practices and coding standards.
  • Assist in the design, development, and implementation of backend solutions using Python and Django Rest Framework.
  • Build and maintain APIs to enable communication between frontend and backend components.
  • Test software to ensure functionality, responsiveness, and cross-browser compatibility.
  • Contribute to the development of technical documentation, including system architecture, design decisions, and API specifications.
  • Collaborate with team members to track progress, troubleshoot issues, and ensure timely project delivery.
  • Share your work and contribute to the team's GitHub repository, demonstrating your coding skills and project contributions.

Key Competencies:

  • Some experience or coursework in frontend and backend development.
  • Familiarity with technologies such as React.js, HTML, CSS, Tailwind CSS, Python, and Django Rest Framework.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Eagerness to learn and grow as a developer.
  • Strong communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and meet project deadlines.

About the Innovation Fellowship Program:

We offer a unique 12-month innovation fellowship program for college graduates to work on well-vetted ideas with like-minded peers under the guidance of an experienced leadership team and mentor network with the goal to expand entrepreneur capacity while developing fundamentally sound early-stage startups.

This is a full-time on-site (Launchpad Innovation Campus) and an ideal opportunity to develop relevant professional skills, gain innovation & leadership experience, and the chance to be part of a startup founding team (from ideation to launch).

What you will get

  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic startup ecosystem & becoming a creator & an owner
  • Global Networking opportunity; Fireside chats, Mentor Network
  • Gamified learning and development program; from mental models to masterclasses.
  • Unique skillsets and mindset shift - Innovation leaders
  • Friendly workspace set up (Launchpad Innovation Campus)
  • Monthly stipend plus career progression

Our organization is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all the staff.

If you are excited about becoming an innovation leader and developing your entreprenural skills, we would love to hear from you!