Free Fellowship Focused on Hands-on Experience

Startup.ML fellowship gives aspiring machine learning engineers the chance to hone their skills by building real-world applications.  The number one qualification employers look for when hiring an ML engineering candidate is previous experience.    

  • build scalable machine learning models with agile software development methodology
  • mentoring by experienced ML practitioners
  • full-time for four months
  • pair program with other fellows and mentors
  • apply latest research in deep learning, reinforcement learning, generative adversarial networks, etc.
  • program is offered in San Francisco, New York and London

Fellows from previous cohorts are now in data science roles at Uber Advanced Technologies Center, Facebook, Yelp, Orange,  etc. See a complete list of our past fellows.


Hiring Partners & Employers

Former Fellow Testimonials


Trevor Lindsay, Facebook

Applying to the fellowship was the best thing I could have done for my career. There’s really no other program like it out there where you can take the lead on a project for a hedge fund and deliver a product that will actually be used. I gained invaluable experience in advanced ML methods that boosted my confidence in interviews and landed me where I am today!


Stephanie Oh, Sentient Technologies

Startup.ML really changed my life for the better. The program addressed my desire to research the latest deep learning advancements and to interface with and deliver actual products to real clients. Not only did I learn a great deal about machine learning from the mentors, but also how to efficiently manage and deliver a product. On top of all of that, the program boosted my confidence in my problem solving abilities and taught me how to approach any problem with a cool head and a healthy curiosity. 


Alex Chao, Uber ATC

Startup.ML provided a community of passionate machine learning practitioners and real world projects that helped solidify and deepen my knowledge, while at the same time instilling confidence in my ability to bring significant, measurable value to clients.


Our Team


Arshak Navruzyan, Founder

Sentient Technologies, Argyle Data, Alpine Data Labs, Endeca/Oracle

Karén Chaltikian, Mentor

BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, Credit Suisse

Frank Sharp, Mentor

Startup.ML Fellow, Logic Atlas, Texas Instruments, FlexMedical

David Staub, Mentor

Sentient Technologies, Argyle Data 

Juan Carlos, Business Development

Investment Partner, Draper University Entrepeneurship Program

Illia Polosukhin, Advisor, TensorFlow Contributor, Google Research, Salford Systems


Alex Miller, Fellow Outreach

Yelp, Startup.ML Fellow, Epic Systems

Gurkaran Buxi, Advisor

Amazon A9, Applied Predictive Technologies