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 in advantage in future Student-in-Residence applications, and will be given many hands-on opportunities to work side-by-side 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 prove your worth 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 frosh all the way to 5th year PhDs -- the top performing StartX Advocates each year are also automatically rewarded a paid summer internship if you choose to accept it.

Because of the knowledge and training gained by every successful StartX Advocate about what it takes to make a startup succeed, 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

Director of Sales - Institutional Partnerships

The Director of Sales, 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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Startup Admissions Program Manager

We are looking for a detail-oriented, responsible teammate to drive our Admissions Quality across founder, mentor and demo day applicants. Leverage your aligned process improvement and organization skills to check the quality of all admissions processes and outcomes, including for our startup 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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Community Manager

Work closely with a world-class community of our most involved founders, mentors, and Stanford professors and administrators, as well as government partners and corporate sponsors. Represent StartX in key customer-facing roles and build relationships with active community members to meet their needs as they scale their impact. Serve as a point-of-contact for current corporate and government partnerships.

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Sales Development Representative

The StartX SDR 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. Drive the growth and health of the sales pipeline, from outreach to initial meetings, allowing StartX to support our community of world-class founders, mentors, and Stanford professors and administrators.

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Customer Success Lead

The Customer Success Lead is responsible for managing the relationship with the corporate and community partners with focus on driving strong customer engagement and satisfaction, leading to renewal and upsell.

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Admissions Operations

We are looking for a detail-oriented, responsible teammate to drive our Admissions quality and processes across founder, mentor and demo day applicants. Leverage your aligned process improvement and organization skills to check the quality of all admissions processes and outcomes, including for our startup 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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Programs Manager - Partnerships

The Programs Manager position presents an opportunity to turn StartX into the world’s preeminent provider of entrepreneurial education. We are looking to build and implement programs to support all the highest potential entrepreneurs who meet our selection criteria. The Programs Manager will be responsible for planning and executing customized programs and tracks for founders based on their background, needs, company stage and industry. In order to achieve these goals, we are looking for a highly motivated Programs Manager to help us run our program. The Programs Manager will ensure that our accelerator effectively scales while offering more value to our founders than ever before. Within the accelerator, the Programs Manager will assist in building out verticals that focus on specific industries such as hardware, energy, and non-profit. With the support of the entire StartX community, the Programs Manager will have unparalleled resources as he/she creates the top educational experience for founders in the world.

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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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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. Please note that StartX is proud to sponsor visas, including a Non-Profit H1B visa.

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Vice President - Programs

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.

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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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Business Operations

The Business Operations position represents the opportunity to drive organization-wide strategy and processes aligned to our Key Progress Indicators. Oversee spending, bandwidth allocation, finance 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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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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People Operations

The People Operations position represents a great opportunity to work with Stanford’s best talent as well as industry-leading mentors and advisors to build a world-class organization. Combine your experience in people operations with your passion for startups and empower the collaboration, training, and development of 1300+ of Stanford's best entrepreneurs and 20-30 StartX full-time staff + volunteers.

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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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