Automation Alley: Deadline Is June 15 For Adams Fellowship

TROY — Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association and the host organization for the Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship, announces that the submission deadline for applicants is June 15.

This distinctive program will match talented college and university graduates with early-stage companies in the region. Goals of the program are to highlight entrepreneurism as a viable career choice and to help build a thriving community of serial entrepreneurs while adding innovative high-growth enterprises — both of which will contribute to strengthened regional growth and additional entrepreneurial opportunities.

“This is a unique opportunity for potential entrepreneurs, giving each one a chance to work as a member of the management team at a startup company, with accompanying mentor support,” said Automation Alley Senior Director Thomas Anderson, who will coordinate the program in collaboration with Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship Director Terry Cross, a serial entrepreneur and investor with deep experience in identifying, coaching and placing young entrepreneurs.

Recent college or university graduates interested in applying should visit this link.

In addition to the application form, applicants are required to submit a resume, academic transcripts, copy of diploma, letters of personal recommendation, an essay discussing why they should be selected as an Adams Entrepreneur Fellow, proof of citizenship or employability and a signed release form for background check.

The Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship will provide opportunities for fellows to engage with early-stage companies at the management level with mentoring support from company management and the program coordinators in a highly entrepreneurial experience. In addition to daily job responsibilities, fellows will be encouraged to participate in local entrepreneurial, business development and leadership events, taking advantage of the many programs already in existence in Southeast Michigan. In particular, fellows will be given opportunities to network with one another and with other young emerging leaders in the region.

Three fellowships will be awarded each year through a competitive application process. The Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship will provide an annual stipend, including benefits, placement in a startup enterprise, ongoing mentoring and coaching, and engagement in entrepreneurial development workshops.

The Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship Program was created through the support of the Ann and Carmen Adams Fund of the Community Foundation, with the purpose of developing the entrepreneurial skills of young people, encouraging talented young people to go into private business, and encouraging the economic development of southeastern Michigan.

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