The CITY Summer Fellowship is an 8-week intensive summer bootcamp to incubate new companies and nonprofits. Teams can go from sketch to launch by summer’s end. Approximately 15 teams will be chosen in a highly competitive process. The fellowship includes $15,000 for the team, along with a rigorous sequence of workshops, sprints, mentorship, coaching, and pitch opportunities.


The Fellowship is open to all students - undergrad and grad. If you have an idea for a for-profit business, a social enterprise, a civic or arts start-up, a faith based organization, an app or tech-startup, or a civic movement we will help you design, refine, iterate and launch it. Preference is given to teams at the prototype stage or above.  Starting something can be lonely and hard - so whilst we will happily accept applications from sole founders, we strongly encourage you to find some teammates to join you on your journey.


The CITY Summer Fellowship offers:

  • An eight week full-time program based on a combination of lean start-up, design thinking, and introspective leadership development.  Fellows will learn from industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs on relevant topics to their startup.
  • All Fellows will receive mentorship and advice from a variety of sources. Our highly skilled CITY team, including Mentors-in-Residence, will work closely with you throughout the program. CITY mentors and other advisors will be on hand to work with you throughout the summer.
  • The Summer Fellowship is a cohort based program.  Accepted Fellows will join a community of like-minded peers who will provide support and inspiration during the summer and beyond.
  • Each team in the CITY accelerator program will receive access to funding. All teams will receive $15,000, and depending on progress, access to further capital.
  • Fellows have full access to CITY’s incubator space


Application Timeline

Priority Application Deadline: February 15

Final Application Deadline: April 12