Automation Alley

Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship

The Adams Entrepreneur Fellowship provides opportunities for recent college and university graduates to engage with early-stage companies at the management level with mentoring support from company management and the program coordinators in a highly entrepreneurial experience. In addition to daily job responsibilities, fellows are encouraged to participate in local entrepreneurial, business development and leadership events, taking advantage of the many programs already in existence in Southeast Michigan. In particular, fellows are given opportunities to network with one another and with other young emerging leaders in the region.

The Adams Entrepreneurial Fellowship will provide an annual stipend, including benefits, placement in a startup enterprise, ongoing mentoring and coaching, and engagement in entrepreneurial development workshops.

Host company selection focuses on smaller, growing companies with expanding revenue and strong management already in place, providing an environment that is both supportive and challenging, and where fellows can engage with management at a strategic level.

Recent college or university graduates interested in applying should submit an application using the procedure outlined in the checklist. Out-of-state applicants who want to return to Southeast Michigan and work in a highly entrepreneurial setting are also eligible to apply for the fellowship.

The Adams Entrepreneurial Fellowship was created through the support of the Ann and Carmen Adams Fund of the Community Foundation, with the purpose of developing the entrepreneurial skills of young people, encouraging talented young people to go into private business, and encouraging the economic development of southeastern Michigan.

For more information, contact the Automation Alley Resource Center at 800-427-5100 or