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...

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 Advocates Program or StartX Internships

StartX Advocates Program is your extracurricular of choice if you want to work side-by-side with Stanford's top entrepreneurs! You'll be part of critical initiatives and projects, given an advantage in future Student-in-Residence applications, and given many hands-on opportunities to work closely with Stanford's top founders, mentors, and investors. StartX Advocates build a deep understanding of what it takes to grow successful start-ups and develop extensive networks in the start-up ecosystem.

StartX Advocates also play a key role on the StartX team, and if you demonstrate high performance quality you will be given the reins in a future quarter to direct the entire Student-in-Residence Program, lead StartX's entire Investor Demo Day platform, or spearhead StartX's entire campus strategy for a full year, during your time on the team (depending on the track you select). This program is open to any active Stanford student, ranging from freshmen all the way to 5th year PhDs -- the top performing StartX Advocates each year are also automatically awarded a paid summer internship if you choose to accept it.

Because of the knowledge and training gained by every successful StartX Advocate, students who serve successfully as StartX Advocates earn automatic promotion to the interview stage if they ever choose to apply to StartX or SIR with a team in the future.

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Apply to 590+ StartX Companies

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

Program Manager - Students and Events

The Program Manager, Students & Events position represents the opportunity to work closely with a world-class team of designers, founders, and Stanford students. Coordinate key on-campus events, drive our programming for student founders, and represent StartX externally to founder and staff applicants, potential partners, StartX community members and Stanford leaders. Build a warm, supportive community of 10-15 student founders, ensuring learning goals are met through high quality programming and mentorship. After two years excelling in this role, StartX is committed to helping you transition to another role - internally at StartX or at one of our community's start-ups.

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Marketing Manager

The StartX Marketing Manager position represents the opportunity to leverage your prior marketing experience to drive the growth of a community of world-class founders, mentors, and Stanford professors. Own key marketing initiatives, including attracting new StartX founders. You will drive marketing campaigns from beginning to end, track outcomes, update future messaging based on feedback from customers and proactively identify new marketing methods and outlets.

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Director of Operations

The Director of Operations position represents the opportunity to drive organization-wide strategy and processes aligned to our Key Progress Indicators. Oversee spending, bandwidth allocation, finance, human resources and project management in order to maximize staff impact and develop a powerful ecosystem of StartX founders who are solving real-world problems. Leverage your relentless pursuit of goals, focus on process improvement and ability to think at both detail and strategy levels in order to support 1600+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies.

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Program Manager - Start-up Incubation

The StartX Program Manager - Start-up Incubation 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 problem solving skills with your passion for empowering the Stanford community to make real-world impact, and make sure 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies are able to meet their key learning goals. After two years excelling in this role, StartX is committed to helping you transition to another role - internally at StartX or at one of our community's start-ups.

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AI Project Manager

Over the last 10 years, StartX has supported the best AI entrepreneurs from Stanford AI labs, leading to the formation of companies such as Datasaur, Roam Analytics (acquired by Parexel), Lighthouse (acquired by Apple), AI Camp, Huma.AI, Firmbase and Cytobank. We are using the strength we’ve built over the past decade to develop resources for how to form and grow a company with AI. The AI Project Manager will organize our resources and galvanize our AI community to help current and future AI start-ups. The person in this will execute towards the vision and initiatives set by our AI Task Force, a collection of industry-leading AI start-up founders. Key projects could include identifying aligned resources to meet founder needs, growing our AI mentorship community, and facilitating sessions with industry leaders. Project management experience is critical for success in this role, and experience as a founder or start-up leader is preferred. The AI Project Manager will leave a lasting legacy on StartX and the global innovation landscape as they drive the development of our AI vertical.

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Operations Associate

The Operations Associate position represents the opportunity to drive organization-wide sytems and processes aligned to our short- and long-term goals. Oversee spending, bandwidth allocation, finance and day-to-day operations in order to maximize staff impact and develop a powerful ecosystem of StartX founders who are solving real-world problems. Leverage your relentless pursuit of goals, focus on process improvement and ability to think at both detail and strategy levels in order to support 1600+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies. After two years excelling in this role, StartX is committed to helping you transition to another role - internally at StartX or at one of our community's start-ups.

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StartX Principal - Admissions Manager

We are looking for a detail-oriented, responsible, community-driven teammate to drive our Admissions and Selection processes across founder, mentor and demo day applicants. Leverage your aligned process improvement and organization skills to become a committed advocate of high quality admissions to our community. The ideal candidate will possess an eye for detail, a track record of successful professional project management, and an ability to learn how to measure and track key metrics. Be ready to learn through self- and group-study about our Admissions processes, and proactively develop your understanding of our founder, mentor and applicant communities. 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 ensure all participants have exceptional experiences and allow our community of founders to achieve long-term success.

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Partnerships Manager

The Partnerships Manager position represents the opportunity to scale the impact of Stanford technology startups through facilitating aligned partnerships with large corporations. If you are successful, you will be maximizing the impact that StartX entrepreneurs have on their markets, customers, investors, employees and on each other. Candidates should bring a broad range of industry knowledge and a learning attitude toward facilitating successful partnerships for a community of 1500+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs.

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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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Medical coverage

StartX supports team wellness through a range of methods, including robust medical, dental and vision insurance.

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