What is the Visible Designers & Engineers Program?

Visible Hands
3 min readSep 8, 2021


Starting in late October, Visible Hands is launching the Visible Designers and Engineers program, which will entail 8-weeks of professional development programming for underrepresented talent in tech who are interested in exploring opportunities with early-stage, venture-backed startups. This program will be structured into two tracks, one dedicated to supporting designers and the other dedicated to supporting engineers. Apply now!

Who is this program for?

These tracks are for underrepresented designers or engineers who are interested in gaining exposure to tech companies early in their development. This program is ideal for those interested in gaining new skills with small, venture-backed companies or becoming a founder one day. Our tracks will allow individuals to learn from experts in the space and interact with diverse founders, including our inaugural cohort of Fellows.

What is the time commitment?

The program will run from October 25th — December 17th. Each track will include 1–2 hours of programming per week.

How many people will be accepted into each track?

Each track will have 25 individuals.

What is the structure of each track?

  • Weekly seminars taught by experts and industry leaders around domain, skill-building, and exposure to what it’s like to join an early-stage startup as an engineer or designer
  • Career advice and support from seasoned experts
  • Curated networking opportunities to meet new mentors

How much does this program cost?

This program is free for participants as VH is dedicated to fostering a more inclusive ecosystem in tech.

How do I apply?

Apply here: https://bit.ly/designersengineers

When is the application due by?

Rolling applications by October 22nd, 2021.

Meet our Program Co-Chairs!

Our Visible Designers & Engineers Co-Chairs will help lead programming strategy in each domain.

Alyssa So | Software Engineer @ Zillow | Engineering Co-Chair
Lindsey Redd | Software Engineer @ Stripe | Engineering Co-Chair
Memie Huang | Product Designer @ Quizlet | Design Co-Chair
Peter Edouard | Senior Product Designer @Filtered.ai | Design Co-Chair

Have any questions?

  • Email us at sumia@visiblehands.vc
  • Tweet us at @visiblehands.vc

If this program sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply!

Visible Hands is a pre-seed fund with a 14-week, virtual-first fellowship program that supports overlooked talent in building venture-backed technology startups by providing company-building services and investments. Starting on day zero, Visible Hands resource an annual cohort of ~50 fellows to work full-time to build their startups. Each fellow receives meaningful funding, support with finding a co-founder, and access to an incredible network of advisors, customers, and investors. Check out our manifesto here.



Visible Hands

Visible Hands is a VC fund with a 14-week, virtual-first fellowship program that supports overlooked talent in building technology startups.