The 8VC Fellowship is an enriched summer internship program designed to foster the technology leaders of tomorrow. Fellows will complete a software engineering internship at an 8VC portfolio company while attending weekly Fellowship events to meet and learn from notable entrepreneurs, executives, and investors in our network from Silicon Valley and beyond.
8VC Fellows will spend their summer working closely with world class founders and engineers on meaningful technical problems at an early stage startup. You will be given the opportunity to take ownership, contribute value, and learn first hand what it means to scale a business.
8VC’s partners firmly believe that building world-class technology companies alongside leading thinkers and operators is how young technology entrepreneurs can develop their networks, skill sets, and career the fastest. The 8VC Fellowship takes this idea as inspiration.
We are a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, engineers, financiers, and philosophers who have worked together for years. We value operating experience and action, but also new ideas and creative theories. Our unique blend of strengths and worldviews enables us to understand investment opportunities using multiple frameworks and help companies succeed in unparalleled ways.
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The 8VC Fellowship Code of Conduct applies to all fellows in the 8VC office and at all events hosted by 8VC. Seeing that the fellowship is a multifaceted program, 8VC Fellows must also adhere to a separate code of conduct developed by portfolio companies.
The 8VC team has created a code of conduct because we firmly believe in the importance of vocalizing our values in order to create an exceptional community. By articulating expectations, we hope to enforce a transparent roadmap to direct our culture as it continuously evolves. The 8VC Fellowship Code of Conduct is not a stagnant document, but relies on the input of our community to improve and create a welcoming and safe environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion (or lack thereof). The code of conduct belongs to all 8VC Fellows and team members. Take ownership over it and contribute to making it a document that promotes inclusivity and respect. The code of conduct is public in order to encourage a continuous dialogue regarding inclusion in the tech community. We welcome other companies to take inspiration from this document.
We expect both authentic and active participation. Given the intimate cohort size, you will directly influence and shape the dynamic of our community. Be respectful, present and embrace collaboration. Lean in to discomfort and engage with individuals who might have a completely different viewpoint or background. This can oftentimes lead to the most dynamic conversations and the inception of awesome ideas.
The behavior detailed below is deemed unacceptable within our community. We will not tolerate under any circumstances:
* Photographing or recording someone in a location that is not a bathroom or private dressing room without that person’s consent is a crime if it is done with the intent to cause sexual arousal or gratify sexual urges of any person. Photographing or recording someone who is in a private dressing room or bathroom without that person’s consent in order to invade that person’s privacy or gratify a sexual desire is also a crime. Read more here.
If you believe someone is violating the code of conduct we ask that you report it to 8VC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All reports will be kept confidential. In some cases we may determine that a public statement will need to be made. If that's the case, the identities of all involved parties will remain confidential unless those individuals instruct us otherwise.
If you believe anyone is in physical danger, please notify appropriate law enforcement first. If you are unsure what law enforcement agency is appropriate, please include this in your report and we will attempt to notify them.
If you are unsure whether the incident is a violation, or whether the space where it happened is covered by this Code of Conduct, we encourage you to still report it. We would much rather have a few extra reports where we decide to take no action, rather than miss a report of an actual violation. We do not look negatively on you if we find the incident is not a violation. And knowing about incidents that are not violations, or happen outside our spaces, can also help us to improve the Code of Conduct and the processes surrounding it.
8VC does not tolerate the outlined unacceptable behavior. If you are found to have violated the Code of Conduct, you will be expelled from the Fellowship program immediately and we will notify the portfolio company of your expulsion. The portfolio company will then determine whether they would like to continue the internship.
We would like to acknowledge and thank Stumptown Syndicate, Vox and Clef for publishing comprehensive Code of Conducts. We have taken inspiration from these documents.