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Season 4

September - November 2021

Apply by September 1
Interviews from September 2 to 7
Decisions out by September 8
Fee: $0
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This season's free.

Program Tracks

Backend Development

8 weeks for FREE! (yes, you heard that)

Learn what it takes to build a scalable and efficient backend infrastructure or data-driven API. You’re the foundation of your product’s functionality.

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Frontend Development

8 weeks for FREE! (yes, you heard that)

Take charge of developing a design to functional deployment. The true challenge lies with being the bridge of communication between the backend’s technical requirements and designs from UX.

Product & UX Design

8 weeks for FREE! (yes, you heard that)

Discover user insights and take the lead on designing an end to end product. Work with real users and collaborate with your team to build your designs.

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Product Management

Manage a cross-functional team of two developers and a UX designer. From ideation to deployment, you’ll lead your team through all the stages of creating and shipping an MVP!

We are currently not accepting any applications for the Product Management track this season.

Hear from our previous participants!

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!

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