Social Capital Fellows Program

Pairing top students with startups

social capital logoThe Social Capital Fellows is a program that pairs top Waterloo Engineering students with thriving, innovative startups in the Social Capital portfolio.Social Capital was founded by former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya, who graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Electrical Engineering degree.

Fellows work on inspiring and impactful technical problems at startups tackling important problems across healthcare, education, financial services, enterprise and consumer. They also have the opportunity to network and build relationships with developers, entrepreneurs and investors, including frequent interactions with the Social Capital team.

Why you should apply

  • Build products with real impact
  • Work at early-­stage startups before they become household names
  • Receive meaningful mentorship
  • Network with other Fellows, developers, entrepreneurs, and investors
  • Build close ties with Social Capital and use us as a resource for future employment
  • $8500/month salary (USD); “Outstanding” Fellows can receive fully vested equity
  • Visa sponsorship

Apply through WaterlooWorks

Download the Social Capital Fellows Program PDF

Social Capital Fellows Alumni

Since 2014, many outstanding Engineering students from all years have been selected for Social Capital Fellowships. 

The Social Capital portfolio companies included:

  • Athos
  • Remind 
  • Slack
  • Bustle
  • CreativeLive
  • Premise
  • CollectiveHealth Inc
  • SC
  • ezhome
  • intercom inc
  • Remind101
  • Social Capital
  • sprig
  • Hustle
  • Lumity Inc

Chamath PalihapitiyaI am blown away by the engineering talent in Waterloo,...Our goal is to create the most prestigious program in the co-op landscape. We’re offering more money, more equity and exposure to the next swath of billion dollar companies. We are looking for students who want to train to be the next great company founder. We behave like entrepreneurs behave and we want students who think like entrepreneurs.”

Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder & CEO
Social Capital