Our Mission & Impact

StartX is an educational non-profit community that develops Stanford's top entrepreneurs through experiential education and collective intelligence. StartX requires no fees and takes zero equity from its startups. StartX's startups have a 92% survival+acquisition rate after 10 years, raise an average of $11M and are 2.6× more successful at reaching a $100M valuation than the best accelerators. Best of all, the StartX model nurtures entrepreneurs to support each other and represents a critical mass of startup founders who care about collaborating with others, sharing their insights with the next generation, and supporting a non-profit community to help make that happen.

Our Core Values

We are looking for teammates who are passionate about our mission and eager to collectively live out our core values:


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Available Volunteer And Internship Positions

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 Volunteer Fellows

StartX Student Volunteer Fellows lead critical projects and programs for Stanford founders. With hands-on opportunities to interact with our community of founders, mentors and investors, Fellows build a deep understanding of what it takes to grow successful start-ups and develop extensive networks in the start-up ecosystem. Fellows also play a key role on our StartX staff, joining team meetings and reporting to StartX leadership. The student volunteer fellow program is open to anyone interested, ranging from freshman to graduate students.

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Apply for jobs at StartX Companies. Keep in mind that more than 30 companies are accepted in the community each admission cycle. The number and variety of opportunities to join StartX companies continues to grow with each session.

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Available Full Time Positions on the StartX Team

Director of Institutional Partnerships

The Director of Institutional Partnerships will identify, cultivate, and secure all StartX Corporate Sponsorship Programs and associated sales. S/he will work with senior executives of Fortune 1000 corporations and thought leaders from the Stanford entrepreneurship community to source and generate net-new revenue annually through selling new corporate sponsorships. The candidate will be comfortable with enterprise-level outbound strategies including stakeholder relationship building, strategic alignment of need, and in-person selling.

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Project Management Lead

The StartX Project Management Lead position represents the opportunity to work with a world-class team of designers, project managers, and data analysts who together construct StartX's offerings and who aim to be the world’s preeminent provider of experiential entrepreneurship education. Combine your project management skills with your passion for empowering the Stanford community to solve real-world problems, and create opportunities for optimal collaboration, training, and development of 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies.

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Experience Designer

The StartX Experience Designer position represents the opportunity to work with a world-class team who together construct StartX's offerings and who aim to be the world’s preeminent provider of experiential entrepreneurship education. Combine your entrepreneurial or design experience with your passion for empowering the Stanford community to solve real-world problems, and create opportunities for optimal collaboration, training, and development of 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies.

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Quality Inspector

We are looking for a responsible Quality Inspector to check the quality of all admissions processes and outcomes, including for our start-up founders, judges and mentors. You will be a committed advocate of quality in our community. The ideal candidate will possess a trained eye for detail and an understanding of how to measure and track key quality metrics. In depth knowledge and comprehension of quality standards is essential. The goal is to ensure that our community maintains a high quality bar for acceptance and that we are continually improving our processes to ensure that quality bar. That way our community of founders can achieve long-term success.

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Admissions Quality Assurance Associate

We are looking for a detail-oriented, responsible teammate to train as an Admissions Quality Assurance Associate. Leverage your aligned process improvement and organization skills to check the quality of all admissions processes and outcomes, including for our start-up founders, judges and mentors. You will become a committed advocate of quality in our community. The ideal candidate will possess an eye for detail and an ability to learn how to measure and track key quality metrics. Be ready to learn through self- and group-study about our Admissions processes, and proactively develop your quality standards knowledge. The goal is to ensure that our community maintains a high quality bar for acceptance and that we are continually improving our processes to meet and exceed that quality bar. This will allow our community of founders to achieve long-term success.

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Head of StartX Med

You would be in charge of driving success for StartX Med companies. This could mean building strategic partnerships with F2000 companies, supporting an ecosystem of medical startup founders, researching key entrepreneurial outcomes, and building aligned resources and experiences.

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Development Manager

The Development Manager (Manager) will spearhead philanthropic development efforts on behalf of the StartX community. A new position in the organization, the Manager will have the opportunity to design, implement, and deliver an alumni giving program that both drives StartX entrepreneurs to maximize their future philanthropic impact, and creates a model supporting further growth of the community itself. Combine your development experience with your passion for empowering entrepreneurs to solve real-world problems, and provide the resources that allow for optimal collaboration, training, and development of 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies.

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Campus Partnerships Manager

The StartX Campus Partnerships position represents the opportunity to work with a world-class team of founders, designers, and Stanford students, professors and administrators. Combine your background in developing partnerships and serving as a connector on campus in order to optimize opportunities for Stanford's top founders.

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Business Development Sales Manager

The Business Development / Sales Manager position represents the opportunity to develop a world-class sponsorship portfolio and inspire global Fortune 2000 enterprises to pilot, co-develop, and license products and services from Stanford's fastest-growing well-funded market-ready startups. Combine your passion for enterprise sales with your excitement about startups and power the success of a community for 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs.

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Full Stack Software Engineer

Work in the most fast paced, collaborative, and well connected entrepreneurial environment in the world. Design and ship features that will be actively used by 1300+ of Stanford’s best entrepreneurs in StartX’s community.

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