StartX focuses on personalized education and development not only for founders, but for its team. You will work alongside Stanford's best founders and be put in roles that will help you personally develop and work on things that you are passionate about. Come join us and get immersed in Silicon Valley culture.
StartX's Volunteers have a variety of skills and are able to work on multiple StartX teams (listed below) and take on significant responsibility. The volunteer program is open to anyone interested ranging from freshmen to individuals with full-time jobs. Volunteers are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week.
Apply for jobs at StartX Companies. Keep in mind that more than 30 companies participate in each accelerator program. The number and variety of opportunities to join StartX companies continues to grow with each accelerator program session.Apply
Help startups leverage Silicon Valley by utilizing each other’s networks through a crowdsourcing platform on StartX's network. Know who knows who, who knows what and the inside information on how to actually get ahead in the Valley. Help founders get access to VCs, Angels, Billionaire Entrepreneurs, and Experts of all sorts to build the next awesome companies in the valley.
Web, Mobile, Ruby on Rails, ML, NLP knowledge appreciated but not required. You will work along with and be mentored by experts in the most fast paced, collaborative, and well connected entrepreneurial environment in the world. BS in CS or related field is required.
Help StartX keep its house in order. Help manage all our data, update and maintain technical systems, and make sure that our information is clean and complete. Part-time hourly, 15-20 hours/week. This position can be remote, but must be available to respond to emails and information requests within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.Learn More
Help StartX to identify business development opportunities in the technology and investment community. Working closely with law firms, banks, VC funds, tech companies, foundations, and more, assist StartX in building strategic partnerships. Working with founders to understand their pain points and identify ways to help them use existing external strategic partnerships. Help manage relationships with strategic partners and develop programming and events to connect our founders and partners. Identify promising targets for new partners by researching the technology landscape and getting feedback from founders and other key stakeholders.
The programs team accelerates Stanford’s top founders by building a world class educational experience and a
high-quality community of entrepreneurs at StartX.
Understand the learning needs of the founders to maximize the value of their accelerator session and engage
StartX’s education network to find people who can help meet these needs. As a member of the programs team,
you’ll also schedule and plan education events to accelerate founder learning.
The programs team plans events that encourage founders to share challenges, utilize collective intelligence, and learn together. These events include socials and recreational activities for founders to get to know each other better in a non-work related environment to speaker series with serial entrepreneurs.
Mentors are critical to founder success. The programs team matches founders with experienced serial entrepreneurs who will mentor them, enabling them to grow as founders and accelerate the success of their companies. The team is also responsible for sourcing mentors to grow StartX’s network.
The programs team provides resources to support founders in PR, design, recruiting, and fundraising. Connect with founders and understand their needs in these areas. Funnel founders from educational events to customized resources, such as PR lists, requests for warm introductions to investors, and an online portal to recruit technical talent based on skills.
Streamline and improve StartX’s processes to improve organizational effectiveness. Design and conduct analyses
to gain insight into current processes. Transform your analyses into implementation plans with milestones and
responsibilities. Scale StartX’s processes to support its rapid growth and lay the foundation of new infrastructure
to allow StartX to support even more founders.
Learn to manage people and build company culture. Match StartX’s internal resource needs to staff and ensure feedback loops within StartX close seamlessly. Organize team events and implement reward systems to reinforce the organization's operating principles and cultural values. Ensure StartX is a place where all staff are engaged members of the team. Facilitate tactical feedback sessions between staff members, including both volunteers and full-time staff. Plan orientation and training for new staff members and gather feedback to improve.
Those interested can also learn about corporate finance and accounting on the operations team. Participate in StartX’s budgeting planning and management process and implement initiatives to improve the process.
The Marketing team builds StartX’s brand, sets market positioning, and implements the marketing strategy. Organize campaigns, marketing events, and outreach initiatives. Generate StartX collateral and marketing content, including written and visual components. Design for different mediums, including web, email, and print. Lead marketing on Stanford campus for StartX at career fairs and entrepreneurial events. Run large-scale online marketing campaigns. Manage StartX’s social media and network presence, including on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, AngelList, and CrunchBase, and keep all information current. Support StartX companies’ brand and PR needs.
Help StartX’s incredible medical companies in digital health, medical devices, life sciences, and biotechnology work through the ups and downs of starting a healthcare company. Additionally, get the opportunity to work with StartX’s medical partners, including Johnson & Johnson and Stanford Health Care. The StartX Med team interviews our medical founders to determine their biggest obstacles and develop resources to help them. Vet and source high quality medical investors and mentors into the community. Assist all medical founders through the program, including everything from customizing community events for StartX Med to developing resources for the StartX-QB3 Labs.