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Apply for the HAX Venture Fellowship

Announcing the HAX Venture Fellowship, a 1-year program for the next generation of hard tech founders and investors.
Dylan Crow


July 27, 2022

The HAX Venture Fellowship is a hands-on program for the next generation of Hard Tech founders and investors. Apply here.

The 1-year, part-time program gives Fellows the opportunity to work alongside HAX leadership to bring deep technology from the workshop into the real world. Fellows receive direct exposure to the world of early stage venture investing, and are given responsibilities as a technology scout, investment analyst, and early stage employee at a hard tech startup.

The program is best suited for deeply technical individuals - most of whom are currently enrolled in an MBA or PhD program - who are ready to make an impact outside of the lab or workshop. Each cohort of HAX Venture Fellows will bring together individuals from diverse genders, races, orientations, abilities and circumstances.

About HAX & SOSV

HAX is the most active early stage investor in Hard Tech: robotics, internet of things, materials and electronics that have massive impact in industrial, health and consumer markets.

We invest at the pre-seed stage, when tech is risky and hard to commercialize, and work hands on with founders - our team of engineers come from mechanical, industrial, electrical, chemical, and materials backgrounds, and actually build and prototype our founder’s technologies to get them over commercial hurdles that unlock seed fundraising. We’ll invest over $25M over the course of a year into over 30 new startups and follow-on into our portfolio of over 300 hard tech startups. HAX is a part of SOSV, a >$1B VC fund focused on hard tech and life sciences that make an impact on human and planetary health.

Apply here.

Hard Tech Scouting

Responsibility for finding emerging technology research and early stage startups in search of potential investment. You’ll be supported by HAX leadership, analysts, a robust online toolkit and access to our best practices of building and maintaining a network.

Early Stage Diligence

You’ll learn best practices and tools for analysis of early stage Hard Tech startups and opportunities for venture investment. You will work directly with HAX analysts and leadership teams on evaluation criteria and data to support early stage investments. 

Hands-On Venture Building

Directly support early stage engineers and entrepreneurs formalizing their go-to-market strategies towards their next rounds of investment. 

Making the Fellowship Better

Every HAX Venture Fellow will be tasked with making the Fellowship better for the next cohort with new tools, resources or connections. 

Fellowship Requirements

-You are currently enrolled in a US-based education program with a business or entrepreneurial emphasis (MBA, PhD, etc…)

-You have a background or work experience in non-software engineering, which could include: mechanical, electrical, chemical, civil, environmental, mechatronics, materials, industrial, aerospace, biological, etc.

-Aspirations to become a founder or investor.

-No prior experience as an entrepreneur or venture investor is required. 

Location : 

-This is a remote program with opportunities to join us in our Newark, San Francisco, Shenzhen and Tokyo offices during academic breaks.

-You are currently studying in the United States 

Time Commitment : 

-5-10 hours per week for 1 calendar year

-Opportunities for full time employment during academic breaks

What’s Needed to Apply: 

See the Linkedin application here.

Dylan Crow


July 27, 2022
SOSV's HAX is the most active early stage investor in hard tech startups, empowering founders building with robotics, internet of things, digital health, consumer products and industrial technologies. The HAX Program combines hands-on co-development with our experienced product development team, multi-stage venture capital investment, and collaboration with our global founder community building hard tech startups. Since 2012, HAX has invested in over 250 startups meshing hardware and software across its locations in San Francisco, Shenzhen and Tokyo.