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

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!
— Trevor Lindsay, Facebook
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.
— Alex Chao, Uber ATC



Arshak Navruzyan, Founder

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

Karén Chaltikian, Mentor

BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors, Credit Suisse

David Staub, Mentor

Sentient Technologies, Argyle Data 


Alex Miller, Mentor

Yelp, Startup.ML Fellow, Epic Systems

Frank Sharp, Mentor

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

Juan Carlos, Business Development

Investment Partner, Draper University Entrepeneurship Program

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

Gurkaran Buxi, Advisor

Amazon A9, Applied Predictive Technologies