The 8VC Fellowship is an immersive 3-month internship program that places undergraduate students into the world's most innovative startups.

Applications currently closed. Please check back August 2019.


what is the 8VC Fellowship?

The 8VC Fellowship is an enriched summer internship program designed to foster the technology leaders of tomorrow. Fellows will complete a software engineering internship at an 8VC portfolio company while attending weekly Fellowship events to meet and learn from notable entrepreneurs, executives, and investors in our network from Silicon Valley and beyond.

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what will I do?

8VC Fellows will spend their summer working closely with world class founders and engineers on meaningful technical problems at an early stage startup. You will be given the opportunity to take ownership, contribute value, and learn first hand what it means to scale a business.

wait, but why?

8VC’s partners firmly believe that building world-class technology companies alongside leading thinkers and operators is how young technology entrepreneurs can develop their networks, skill sets, and career the fastest. The 8VC Fellowship takes this idea as inspiration.

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We are a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, engineers, financiers, and philosophers who have worked together for years. We value operating experience and action, but also new ideas and creative theories. Our unique blend of strengths and worldviews enables us to understand investment opportunities using multiple frameworks and help companies succeed in unparalleled ways.

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Benefits of the Program

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Working very closely with a mentor on a technical team at an early stage startup, you will be writing code and shipping products that drive company growth. No coffee grabbing here.
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It’s important to us that we get to know you, and that you get to know us so that we can help make compelling introductions for you to build your professional network.
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You will form a unique bond with 14 other diverse undergraduates from across the country through regular community events, compelling discussion, and opportunities to chill.
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By engaging with modern thought leaders through intimate conversation, you will gain insight into career development, investment theses, and the process of identifying problems worth solving.
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San Francisco is expensive and we want you to have fun when exploring this vibrant city. We’ll be providing you with a one time summer housing stipend of $2000 in addition to a $7000/month salary.

Upcoming Campus Visits

School Visit Date
stanford logo Stanford University April 2, 2019
columbia logo Columbia University TBD

Meet the Fellows

Anuraag Yachamaneni



Anuraag is a junior at Purdue University studying Computer Science and Economics. He loves spending his free time working on interesting projects, reading about politics, and supporting his favorite DC sports teams!

April Ye



April is currently a sophomore studying Computer Science at Cornell University. Aside from exploring the intersection of technology and finance, she currently runs her pom-pom keychain startup Cottontil to bring a twist towards school spirit on campus.

Athena Kan



Athena Kan is a senior at Harvard studying Computer Science and spent the summer as a Product Manager Intern at  Karuna Health. She spent last summer building self-driving cars at Uber and is also co-founder of Coding it Forward. 

Cody Ley-Han



Cody is from California's central valley and is entering his final year at UCLA in CS, where he helped build the fastest growing technology organizations on campus.  In his free time he enjoys learning new investment strategies, riding motorcycles and delving deeper into the world of aviation.  

Diva Sharma



Diva Sharma is a Computer Science major at Stanford University and is interested in healthcare and financial-technology. She was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List 2018 for her innovation on stress detection in animals and human-beings.

Divyansh Sharma

University of Michigan


Divyansh Sharma is a computer science major at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is interested in business intelligence and social entrepreneurship. He has worked on some commercial and community projects with some of the most successful entrepreneurs and operators in the bay area. 

Jack Wang

University of Waterloo


Hi, I go by JDub and am just another mediocre Math/CS student you will find in University of Waterloo. I interned at Zanbato, which is probably the goodest company in Mountain View?

Jackson Chen

Columbia University


Jackson is a junior at Columbia University studying Computer Science. He is an avid civic technologist who is interested in utilizing technology to improve societal functions and processes.

Joey Hurlocker

Stanford University


Joey is a Senior at Stanford University studying History. He has experience in performance marketing, customer success and design. 

Lisa Lu



Lisa Lu (Harvard '19) is a software engineer passionate about emerging technology policy and technology for social impact, particularly in areas like sustainability, climate change, disaster relief, and humanitarian aid. She has experience in backend engineering, statistics, and machine learning from her past work at Google, Lyft, and Loon (formerly Google X) and studies computer science and history of science at Harvard.

Luke Chui



Luke was born and raised in the Bay Area and is currently a Senior studying Computer Science at UCLA. He is extremely interested in leveraging technology to transform antiquated processes that burden us worldwide. Outside of work, he spends his time rock climbing, playing poker, and seeking urban adventure.

Nathan Fotedar

Stanford University


Nathan is a senior studying Math and Philosophy at Stanford, where he likes to spend his time with his cultural communities and his dance team. He enjoys using data to solve problems and utilizing technology to effect meaningful change.

Nathan Ju



Nathan studies Computer Science, Global Markets, and Society at UIUC and loves reading about information and transportation history.

Richard Liu

UC Berkeley


Richard studies computer science at UC Berkeley and is interested in high-performance distributed computing and machine learning. He is passionate about applying cutting-edge technology to achieve new efficiencies in older industries.

Thapelo Sebolai



A South African Stanford student passionate about creating positive change on the African continent and using his skills to solve 'billion-people’ problems.

Vibhav Altekar

UC Davis


Vib is an Electrical Engineering student at UC Davis who interned at Synthego as part of the 8VC fellowship program. He has previously interned at Intel, Twitter, and Juicero. In his free time, Vib loves playing basketball, chess, and cricket.

Applications currently closed. Please check back August 2019.