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Building the future

The Contrary Fellowship is a diverse and selective community of the top engineers, designers, and product minds. Fellows receive lifetime access to an exclusive network of highly talented peers, invite-only events, and so much more.

The process


Get Referred

Get a referral from an existing member or request an invitation here


Get Selected

We interview and select the top talent across North America to join.


Get Access

Whether you’re starting a company, building your first professional network, or just need help negotiating a raise, we support our Fellows for life.

Access to Capital

We invest the first check into companies our fellows start or join.

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One-of-a-kind Community

Fellows get access to exclusive events and connect with others who share passions in engineering, design and product.

Career-Long Impact

We support our fellows for the entirety of their career(s), from landing unique opportunities to guiding them through transitions.

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Tina Jiang

General Manager, Vial

Contrary has been the most impactful organization I’ve been a part of. They were instrumental in helping me land my previous product role at Faire, and have always been around to bounce startup ideas off of, too.

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Sidney McLaurin

Partner, Material Impact

From leading Lime’s Asia operation to now starting my career in venture, Contrary has helped me every step of the way. I’m proud to be a member of the community.

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