Boost your career and
get real experience by
working in a team

Build a tech product in a cross-functional team
of Product Management, Development, and Design

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Current Season

Season 4

September - November 2021

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We bring people together

Learn by doing in a team


roles in a team


Join us at Propel if you want to...

Why Propel?

Cross-functional teams

Learn how to develop a product by utilizing crucial skills with multi-disciplinary team members.

Real products, real data

Your final product utilizes real data for real people. Have a functional end-to-end product you’re proud of!

Low risk experimentation

Explore new roles, methodology, and skills in a risk-free and guided environment with our mentors.

Guided accountability

Remain accountable while being guided through the process. No hand-holding though.

Network internationally

An average season of Propel has participants from at least 3 continents and 6 countries!

Personalized support

Tailored mentorship and guidance throughout and after the program. We don’t leave anyone behind.

Program Tracks

How everything lines up

Team Formation and Idea Selection

One week before program start

After you’ve accepted your offer, we’ll handle team formation for you by assigning you to teams based on various criteria such as timezones and skills. After, we'll bring you into the Propel community! Take this opportunity to network with the rest of your cohort and team.

one week before
WEek 1
WEek 2
WEeks 3 - 7
WEek 8
You're done!!

Kick-off and Planning

Week 1

Meet your team and get comfy with each other! Understand project needs, plan out your goals for the next few weeks.

Huddle Up

Week 2

Align with your team on what each role needs to do for the next few weeks. Every role is important, including yours!

Getting down and dirty

Week 3 - 7

Follow best practices. Learn how to navigate through uncertainty and work with your team to build your product.

Showcasing your baby

Week 8

Ship your product and show it off to the world. Leave with new connections.
You're done!

Work with others to create impactful projects
Check out some of the wonderful work from our previous season!

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Our past participants love Propel

Sandy Kuo

Cohort 3
Ciku, Frontend Developer
I had a technical interview and showcased Ciku. They were really impressed with the project. Specifically they were interested in the fact that it was a team project with other roles, and that it was about solving a problem we cared about rather than a tutorial project.

Angie Hollingworth

Cohort 3
Morse Decoder, Backend Developer
Before Propel I had never coded with anyone else, and especially never even committed to a shared repo (or set one up for that matter). To put into words what I have gained is tricky because I gained so much, although I think it was mostly confidence and the skills of working in a team that will see me through my following journeys. I highly recommend Propel to anyone that might be considering giving it a go.

Antonette Adiova

Cohort 3
Ciku, Product & UX Designer
Before Propel I had never worked with developers, and I was initially worried that my inexperience would somehow bring the team down. But I learned that despite the differences in our roles, we were all after the same goal of building a great product. I worked with amazing people who were passionate about the project, happy to answer questions about the technical aspects, and who had many great ideas that contributed to my growth as a designer.

Nicole Ip

Cohort 3
Resume Rescue, Frontend Developer
I really enjoyed working on a project outside that allowed me to explore different types of technology. My team was great and I loved the mentorship provided by Propel.

Wilson Thai

Cohort 3
WeCo, Product & UX Designer
Propel gave me a great opportunity to learn and practice doing user research. It was a pleasure working with two other team members that is experienced with front-end and back-end development in a smaller team. This gave me a new perspective to understand the different constraints we had to work with within building a MVP in 10 weeks.

Benjamin Portelli

Cohort 2 - 3
Nanite, Frontend Developer
It was an immensely positive experience, offering an opportunity to create something useful in a collaborative environment where people are keen to share their knowledge and experience.

Kenny Tran

Cohort 3
Clairity, Product & UX Designer
I really enjoyed my time getting to know everyone. I think this was a great program to be apart of because it challenges you to figure out what you know and what you want to build on.

Daniel Kashkett

Cohort 3
Eye Commander, Backend Developer
Working on the EyeCommander project was definitely a milestone for me in my career development. The difference between projects with toy datasets and projects with real data is considerable and having a mentor along the way was invaluable. It was a unique experience to be able to contribute to a project as impactful as the EyeCommander and I'm thrilled with what my team was able to achieve in such a short time frame!

Our mentors come from many places...

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Current Season

Season 4
September - November 2021
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