We support underrepresented talent in building a tech career through mentorship & apprenticeship.

Through a virtual fellowship, Karatu provides hands-on apprenticeships in Product Development, Devops, Cyber-Security and Software Development.

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Karatu Fellowship

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We will help you make the leap into an experienced tech career in 3-9 months.

This part-time or full-time, virtual fellowship will allow you to work on various real life projects
Karatu Invest

We invest in you from Day 1

Upon admission into the fellowship, you will receive an upfront investment to enable you to work full-time as an apprentice on real life industry projects. After the 14-week fellowship, you will also have the opportunity to build up your portfolio and add as much projects as you get to work on through ot the fellowship.

We help you find an industry mentor.

We aim to bring together a diverse cohort of talented people – builders, technologists, industry experts, and community leaders. We will support you in finding the right industry mentor who will be just as driven and committed as you.

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Karatu Support

We provide intensive company-building support.

Throughout the 13 weeks, we will help you to develop and refine your beginner tech skills. You may or may not come in with a clear picture of which tech path to pursue, but either way, we will support you in finding and validating the best path for you — then develop on it.

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Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis!

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What else is in store for you?

Tools & Resources

You’ll have access to the right tools for your career from references, to workforce-ready career videos .

Work From Anywhere

Our fellowship is virtual-first to allow you to work from anywhere – no relocation required .

Career Opportunities

Fellows will have access to exclusive job opportunities from over 2000+ startups and established companies .

Built in Community

You will be part of an amazing group of fellows to support you through the up and downs of starting a company. All fellows would be put in a slack channel where they can interact with past and present fellows forever .

Who are we looking for?

Karatu is focused on bringing together exceptional underrepresented STEM talents from across the world, who are looking to develop their skills into a lifelong network.


Underrepresented Identities

We are focused on investing in diverse talent. This includes women, non-binary people, and Black, Latinx, or Indigenous American people.

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Talented Individuals

We assess individuals, not teams or ideas. Our fellowship will help you set targets and work towards ambitious career goals

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Proven Skills & Deep Insights

We are seeking builders and technologists, who are have entry level skills and are ready to jump in and build a tech career.

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