Sign Up: The 2024 Activate Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Scientists and Engineers

Jun 28, 2023

The world needs scientists, now more than ever. Apply to Activate!

Sponsored by Activate

Activate empowers scientists to reinvent the world by bringing their research to market. The two-year Activate Fellowship is the most immersive, supportive, and comprehensive program for early-stage hard-tech science entrepreneurs to access the funding, education, community, and time they need at the outset of their entrepreneurial journeys. Activate does not charge any fees or equity to participate. Since 2015, Activate has supported over 180 fellows who have gone on to raise nearly $1.3B in follow-on funding.

Activate Fellows receive: 

  • A yearly living stipend of $80K-$110K + health insurance stipend and travel allowance. Each project also receives $100K of research support at a host laboratory and access to at least $75K in additional flexible capital.
  • Access to research facilities in Berkeley, CA, Boston, MA, Houston, TX, New York, NY, or other qualified host laboratories anywhere across the U.S. in the Activate Anywhere Community.
  • Intensive entrepreneurial training, mentorship, and networking.

To be eligible, your proposed project or company…

  • Must be based in the physical or biological sciences, or related engineering disciplines.
  • Must be still be in development and not yet ready for full-scale product sales at the time of the application deadline.
  • Must not have raised more than $2M in debt or equity funding from non-governmental sources at the time of the application deadline.

Take the next step to something big. Learn more about the Activate Fellowship and sign up for application updates here

Know someone who would be a great fit for the Activate Fellowship? Nominate them here.

Not ready to apply today? Bookmark the Activate Fellowship to your ProFellow account.