Pathways Program 2022

Pathways Program 2022

  • 8 months of Hacker Lab access
  • Hacker Lab class credits to help you learn & apply new skills
  • Join a unique community of makers, creators, entrepreneurs, & learners
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Why offer this program?

Hacker Lab is an amazing place with many resources to help people achieve their goals. We created this program to make the space, community, and resources available for people who cannot otherwise afford access.

Our goal is to strengthen the Sacramento Region's workforce and economic resiliency by helping you accomplish your goals in discovering or advancing your career; starting or growing a business; exploring new educational opportunities; and growing your community support network. Read more about the goals of the Pathways program here.

Program Benefits

8 months of Hacker Lab Access

Hacker Lab offers a 24/7 community-driven makerspace, coworking space, classes, and other resources to support do-it-yourselfers, creatives, and entrepreneurs.

Learn something new

You'll get credits good towards in person one-on-one and group training sessions. Learn through hands-on doing and making.

Think welding, photography, jewelry making, web design, electronics, and more - we have classes and experts to help you grow!

Community support

Build relationships with your peers and fellow aspiring creatives, entrepreneurs, and freelancers to gain support and new friendships on your journey.

Consult your community

Who Qualifies?

This program is intended to make Hacker Lab accessible to those who cannot otherwise afford it. To qualify for the Pathways program, you must meet the following criteria:


  • May 6th 2022: - Applications open
  • May 22nd 2022, 11:59pm: - Applications close
  • June 1st 2022: - Participants notified if selected
  • June 7th 2022: - Onboarding for accepted applicants

Participant Testimonials

Omonovie testimonial

"With my SBDC advisor, I am restructuring my business, as was my initial goal when I began the Pathways program. I'm using the strategies learned so far to plan the fulfillment of the largest wholesale order I've received to date with a notable art museum. Current wholesale order is over 10x than previously secured."

- Omonovie Okhade, '18-'19

who grew her business 10x
Nathalie testimonial

"I had no space to work. Hacker Lab provided me with an exciting and thought-provoking working environment and professional work space. In addition, it allowed me to meet people who mentored me on the spot ... I was able to complete the revision of a novel, used a coding class to make a multilingual book and found voiceover gigs to increase revenue."

- Nathalie Mvondo, '18-'19

who created her startup
Nathalie testimonial
Janine testimonial

"Since launching my business in December 2018, I've made sales at six First Friday Open Studio shows at WAL and Hacker Lab's Second Saturdays shows. Via Startup Hustle, I've improved my business plan, marketing, and website. I've collaborated and explored new fields of textiles and home decor."

- Janine Mapurunga, '18-'19

who sold products

Thank you to our sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors