Felicis Fellows

Felicis Fellows in AI is a new program to encourage entrepreneurship in the top CS students in the nation. Applications for Summer 2024 are now closed.

Why do this:

We believe the best ideas happen when you also have access to real-world opportunities. This is your chance to grow with one-of-a-kind learning opportunities you won't get in the classroom.

What this is:

The chance to join 15 of the top CS students in the country for a weeklong all-expenses paid trip to the Bay Area to learn from leading founders and investors in AI. You’ll get a workspace, advice, and become part of a new community. At the end of the week, you’ll present a project to a small group and have the chance to win $50K (awarded to the top 4 projects).

What you get:

Access to a community of founders, investors, builders, and practitioners

Flight and expenses paid for a weeklong trip to San Francisco*

Workspace, compute, enjoyment

The chance to win $50K to invest back into yourself

Who should apply:

  • Ambitious students who believe AI can positively change the world—university sophomores and above, including Masters and PhD students
  • People who are actively building in the AI space or who are interested in starting a company within their careers
  • Builders, creators, believers, and visionaries

About us:

  • Felicis is a venture capital firm based in the Bay Area. We’ve been backing AI companies since 2006, and companies we have invested in include Runway, Weights & Biases, Notion, Canva, Shopify, Supabase, Motherduck, and Cruise.


  • January 29 - March 1
    Applications (CLOSED)
  • March 15
    Finalists chosen
  • March 29
    Acceptance due
  • April 12
    Fellows announced
  • June 10-14
    Fellow program occurs

* Felicis will cover hotel and airfare and a stipend will be provided to cover incidentals during your stay.  If you accept a spot in the Felicis Fellows program, you’ll be expected to sign standard travel/contest waivers at a later date.

Thank you to those who applied!