Become a 1%
software engineer

Become a 1%
software engineer

Become
a 1%

software engineer

Build 5 AI projects in 5 weeks, ship to 1000 users last 2 weeks, hackathons, irl meetups starting July 22. For Free.

Trusted by 15,000+ engineers around the world

Trusted by 15,000+ engineers around the world

Trusted by 15,000+ engineers around the world

What You'll Gain

7 week Curriculum

Sep 2, - Sep 8

Week 7

Week 7

Present to an Engineer

Sell

Speak

Ask

Aug 26, - Sep 1

Week 6

Week 6

Ship to 1000 users

Branding

Deadlines

UI

Aug 19, - Aug 25

Week 5

Week 5

AI Rate My Professor

RAG

OpenAI

Vectors

Aug 12, - Aug 18

Week 4

Week 4

AI Flashcards & Stripe

OpenAI

Auth

StripeAPI

Aug 5, - Aug 11

Week 3

Week 3

AI Customer Support

OpenAI

NextJS

AWS

Jul 29, - Aug 4

Week 2

Week 2

Pantry Tracker

ReactJS

NextJS

Firebase

Jul 22, - Jul 28

Week 1

Week 1

Personal Website

HTML

CSS

DNS

Success Stories

Raja Adil

Software Engineer Intern at Citadel

Cal Poly SLO’25, Offers:

Nazmul Karim

Software Engineer at JPMorgan

Queens College’21, Offers:

N H

Software Engineer Intern at Google

Carnegie Mellon University’23, Offers:

Nazmul Karim

Software Engineer at JPMorgan

Queens College’21

David Zhao

Software Engineer at CapitalOne

Stony Brook University’21, Offers:

Amzad Chowdhury

Software Engineer at Microsoft

Queens College’18, Offers:

Get feedback IRL + AI on code submissions

Get feedback IRL + AI on code submissions

Get feedback IRL + AI on code submissions

Get feedback IRL + AI on code submissions

Get feedback on your code, communication, collaboration and more in real time.

Get feedback on your code, communication, collaboration and more in real time.

Get feedback on your code, communication, collaboration and more in real time.

Talk with voice

Get real time feedback on your communication & code with our AI tutor.

Talk with voice

Get real time feedback on your communication & code with our AI tutor.

Talk with voice

Get real time feedback on your communication & code with our AI tutor.

Talk with voice

Get real time feedback on your communication & code with our AI tutor.

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See your progress in real time with our career capital score.

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IRL Events

IRL Events

IRL Events

IRL Events

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NYC or San Francisco.

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NYC or San Francisco.

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NYC or San Francisco.

#1 Community for
Software Engineers

#1 Community for
Software Engineers

#1 Community for
Software Engineers

50% of our 300+ alumni landed jobs at companies like Google, Apple and top startups.

50% of our 300+ alumni landed jobs at companies like Google, Apple and top startups.

I really liked how it forced me to get out of my comfort zone

Rafinal Haque

2023 Fellow

Allows me to hone on skills and give good guidance and support. I particularly liked the hackathon advice

Caroline Haoud

2023 Fellow, Columbia

A great program that helps software engineers with their professional careers.

Daniel Xie

2023 Fellow

The in person meetings

Prieya Naraine

2023 Fellow

It was a very good experience where I was able to learn a new skill such as js and react. As I have never done it before. It was also a way for me to get a better feel of the software engineering industry with a new project each week with different group of people.

Aayana Evanson

Student, SJU

Building projects with the team, and building a strong foundation overall in my software engineering path

Azizur Rahman

2023 Fellow

Working with a dedicated team on high quality projects

Jake Enea

2023 Fellow

Headstarter pushed me outside of my comfort zone in a positive way to become a better candidate for the job market and overall help me gain skills necessary for my career.

Nicole Sosa

Student, NYU

Headstarter taught me how to think like a software engineer and provided me the resources i need to improve my programming skills and make myself more desirable by hiring managers.

Aleika Chery

Student, City College

Collaborating with fellow cohorts!

Lauren Ramroop

2023 Fellow

I really liked how it forced me to get out of my comfort zone

Rafinal Haque

2023 Fellow

It taught me quite a bit about technical interviews, and building a good resume. Because of the projects we did, I also got to learn a lot about ReactJS, Firebase, and how to use them to build a website.

Nasif Rahman

Student, City College

Head starter is a great place to hone your skills and be able to connect with other individuals within the industry. It's provides a personal connection with seasoned professionals who provide great insight on the tech industry.

Saqib Mahmood

Student, Queens College

AI tutor was best part of the platform. However I can’t deny the importance of the audio feature as it allows us to hear ourselves and improves our capabilities in explaining stuff vocally.

Tahira Tabassum

Student, Queens College

Allows me to hone on skills and give good guidance and support. I particularly liked the hackathon advice

Caroline Haoud

2023 Fellow

A great program that helps software engineers with their professional careers.

Daniel Xie

2023 Fellow

It opens new possibilities

Mobin Kakar

2023 Fellow

The in person meetings

Prieya Naraine

2023 Fellow

It was a very good experience where I was able to learn a new skill such as js and react. As I have never done it before. It was also a way for me to get a better feel of the software engineering industry with a new project each week with different group of people.

Aayana Evanson

Student, SJU

Building projects with the team, and building a strong foundation overall in my software engineering path

Azizur Rahman

2023 Fellow

More than the feature of the platform I liked the selective lessons/the information that was presented very efficient and effective and practical.

Jevi Deshati

Student, CUNY

I definitely found the AI videos very helpful, and all the feedback on the responses was very useful

Matthew Panchyk

Student, St. Johns

I loved the videos on how to win hackathons; I thought it was very helpful

James So

2023 Fellow

Gave an opportunity to work on a project as a team

Masroor Khonkhodzhaev

2023 Fellow

It helped me understand the many different ways technologies can be used with each other, in ways I wouldn’t have been able to understand on my own.

Tanzim Miage

2023 Fellow

Working with a dedicated team on high quality projects

Jake Enea

2023 Fellow

"I liked the coding practice we received. I think I learn best actually doing stuff, so that really helped. Helal's videos were also a major highlight."

Jawad Chowdhury

Student, CCNY

Headstarter pushed me outside of my comfort zone in a positive way to become a better candidate for the job market and overall help me gain skills necessary for my career.

Nicole Sosa

Student, NYU

I really enjoyed the audio feedback. It was impressive to see an AI nitpick my responses and provide real time feedback on my response.

Tanzia Nur

Student, NYU

Headstarter taught me how to think like a software engineer and provided me the resources i need to improve my programming skills and make myself more desirable by hiring managers.

Aleika Chery

Student, City College

Headstarter was amazing because they organized every course into weeks. They gave a reasonable amount of work to be done in a reasonable amount of time

Atiquz Zaman

2023 Fellow

"Allows me to hone on skills and give good guidance and support. I particularly liked the hackathon advice"

Caroline Haoud

2023 Fellow, Columbia

"The in-person meetups"

Prieya Naraine

2023 Fellow,

"Collaborating with fellow cohorts!"

Lauren Ramroop

2023 Fellow

"I really liked how it forced me to get out of my comfort zone"

Rafinal Haque

2023 Fellow

"It taught me quite a bit about technical interviews, and building a good resume. "

Nasif Rahman

Student, City College

" It' provides a personal connection with seasoned professionals who provide great insight on the tech industry."

Saqib Mahmood

Student, Queens College

"AI tutor was best part of the platform. However I can’t deny the importance of the audio feature as it allows us to hear ourselves and improves our capabilities in explaining stuff vocally."

Tahira Tabassum

Student, Queens College

"A great program that helps software engineers with their professional careers."

Daniel Xie

2023 Fellow

"I needed community for accountability."

J Cai

2023 Fellow, MIT Senior, Meta Intern

"It was also a way for me to get a better feel of the software engineering industry with a new project each week with different group of people."

Aayana Evanson

Student, SJU

"Building projects with the team, and building a strong foundation overall in my software engineering path"

Azizur Rahman

2023 Fellow

"More than the feature of the platform I liked the selective lessons/the information that was presented very efficient and effective and practical."

Jevi Deshati

Student, CUNY

"I loved the videos on how to win hackathons; I thought it was very helpful"

James So

2023 Fellow

"Gave an opportunity to work on a project as a team"

Masroor Khonkhodzhaev

2023 Fellow

"It helped me understand the many different ways technologies can be used with each other, in ways I wouldn’t have been able to understand on my own."

Tanzim Miage

2023 Fellow

"I was able to learn how to tackle Leetcode problems, and have a clean resume."

Raja Adil

2021 Fellow, 2x Citadel Intern

"Headstarter taught me how to think like a software engineer and provided me the resources i need to improve my programming skills and make myself more desirable by hiring managers."

Aleika Chery

Student, City College

"Working with a dedicated team on high quality projects"

Jake Enea

2023 Fellow

"Headstarter pushed me outside of my comfort zone in a positive way to become a better candidate for the job market and overall help me gain skills necessary for my career."

Nicole Sosa

Student, NYU

"I liked the coding practice we received. I think I learn best actually doing stuff, so that really helped. Helal's videos were also a major highlight."

Jawad Chowdhury

Student, CCNY

"I really enjoyed the audio feedback. It was impressive to see an AI nitpick my responses and provide real time feedback on my response."

Tanzia Nur

Student, NYU

"Headstarter organized every topic into weeks. They gave a reasonable amount of work to be done in a reasonable amount of time"

Atiquz Zaman

2023 Fellow

Mark Benliyan
Software Engineer at Figma, Netflix

Spoke at our 5/9 Pathways to Tech Event

Ume Habiba
SWE Intern @ Microsoft

Spoke at our 2/1 Pathways to Tech Event

Baxate Carter
Founding Engineer of Brev.dev

Baxate Carter
Founding Engineer of Brev.dev

Spoke at our 2/1 Pathways to Tech Event

Klinton Bicknell
Head of AI at Duolingo

Klinton Bicknell
Head of AI @ Duolingo

Spoke at our 3/14 Pathways to Tech Event

Aidan Ouckama
SWE Intern at Doordash & Datadog

Spoke at our 4/18 Pathways to Tech Event

Sajjaad Khader
Software Engineer

Sajjaad Khader
Software Engineer & Tiktok Influencer

Sajjaad Khader
Software Engineer

Spoke at our 2/1 Pathways to Tech Event

FAQ

FAQ

FAQ

FAQ

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What makes Headstarter different from other programs?

How will real software engineers give feedback?

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Take the first step today

Take the first step today

Take the first step today

Take the first step today

Your 6-figure software engineering job is closer than you think.

Your 6-figure software engineering job is closer than you think.

Ciara Cade
SWE Intern at Uber

Spoke at our 3/14 Pathways to Tech Event

Ume Habiba
SWE Intern @ Microsoft

Spoke at our 2/1 Pathways to Tech Event

Baxate Carter
Founding Engineer of Brev.dev

Spoke at our 2/1 Pathways to Tech Event

Klinton Bicknell
Head of AI at Duolingo

Spoke at our 3/14 Pathways to Tech Event

Aidan Ouckama
SWE Intern at Doordash & Datadog
Tiktok Influencer

Spoke at our 4/18 Pathways to Tech Event

Sajjaad Khader
Software Engineer
Tiktok Influencer

Spoke at our 2/15 Pathways to Tech Event