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 and Interns have a variety of skills, 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. Summer interns are expected to work 40 hours per week during the summer (full-time internship).
FOR GSB STUDENTS ONLY:
StartX awards one year-long paid fellowship to the top GSB student in each of 5 categories. This fellowship is a great opportunity for GSB students who are looking to broaden their horizons into a different field than their current career path so far. The StartX-GSB fellowship role is a differentiated experience for top GSB students who want to have a real impact and a chance to shape their careers:
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.Apply
The VP Business Development position represents the opportunity to develop a world-class sponsorship portfolio that provides for the long-term sustainability of StartX, while maximizing the impact that StartX entrepreneurs have on their markets, customers, investors, employees and on each other.Learn more
The Programs Associate 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. Build your design and project management skills and leverage your passion for empowering the Stanford community to solve real-world problems in order to create opportunities for optimal collaboration, training, and development of 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies.Learn more
The Digital Content Manager will develop and implement a cohesive strategy to enhance engagement across the StartX website and social media channels. This role will lead an active social media presence and will create and edit engaging multimedia content, including graphics, videos and photos. The Digital Content Manager will also create and implement digital campaigns and track metrics for those campaigns. They will make sure we have a consistent brand identity across all platforms. Successful candidates will have relevant and aligned experience, including digital content strategy.Learn more
The VP Programs position represents the opportunity to develop a world-class team of designers, project managers, and data analysts who work together to construct StartX's offerings into the world’s preeminent provider of experiential entrepreneurship education. Combine your experience leading teams with your passion for empowering the Stanford community to solve real-world problems, and create the conditions for optimal collaboration, training, and development of 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs across 650+ companies.Learn more
You would be in charge of driving success for StartX Hardware companies. This could mean building strategic partnerships with F2000 companies, supporting an ecosystem of hardware founders, researching key entrepreneurial outcomes, and building aligned resources and experiences.Learn more
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.Learn more
The StartX Experience Design & Customer Development 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.Learn more
The Operations Associate has the unique opportunity to impact a range of critical StartX activities, from Founder Admissions to Finance. The person in this role will help drive StartX culture, make sure the office functions smoothly, play a critical role in Founder Admissions, and serve as a leader in staff recruiting, among other things. The person in this role will develop an understanding of business operations, building up a wide range of transferable skills. The main objectives for this role include:
The Partnerships Manager position represents the opportunity to deeply know our founders and to facilitate aligned partnerships with corporations, maximizing the impact that StartX entrepreneurs have on their markets, customers, investors, employees and on each other. Combine your experience facilitating successful partnerships with your passion for powering the success of a community for 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
The Public Relations Manager position represents a great opportunity to work on StartX and StartX founders' discoverability, build relationships with our founder community and reporters, and channelize their experience.Learn more
The Office & Events Manager has the unique opportunity to be the face of StartX and will have the responsibility to bring StartX’s work environment to life. From greeting people who visit the office on a daily basis to hosting large tours for groups like the University of Prague and the Chinese Government Technology Group, the Office Manager represents the entire StartX community with charisma and passion. The Office Manager will also act as a liaison and work with office partners to create an ideal office and work environment for the staff and founders. They will organize logistics for in-office events and play a critical role in delegating event roles to staff. Creating and curating a great workplace experience will be one of the goals of the Office Manager who will see the direct impact of their work through the satisfaction of the StartX staff, founders and distinguished visitors.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.