The VP of Programs represents a unique opportunity to work directly with Stanford’s top entrepreneurial talent as well as industry-leading mentors and advisors to create a life-long learning system for founders in StartX. Along with managing our current world-class accelerator program, the VP of Programs will build out StartX's programs to benefit even more founders. Potential opportunities for program expansion include designing an accelerator to support 100+ companies, building out industry verticals such as clean tech and non-profit, building programs to support companies at different stages and expanding the programs nationally.Learn More
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.
We are looking for UI/UX Designers, and Graphic Designers.Learn More
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
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.Learn More
StartX’s 13-week summer internship is geared toward students who are looking to gain exposure to entrepreneurial endeavors by assisting with the summer session of our Accelerator Program. The summer internship will require interns to utilize a variety of skills and is open to all students ranging from freshmen to PhD students. All summer interns will be paired up with one or more StartX teams (listed below) and entrusted with completing impactful projects. At the culmination of the internship, each intern will have completed projects specific to a StartX team, gotten exposure to the StartX Accelerator Program, interacted with StartX's brilliant founders, and much more.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.
Help accelerate Stanford’s top founders by building a high-quality community of entrepreneurs here at StartX. Plan events that encourage founders to share challenges, utilize collective intelligence, and learn together. Organize socials and recreational activities for founders to get to know each other better in a non-work related environment. The Community team is responsible for brainstorming innovative ways to build affinity within the community, which includes alumni and mentors, and implementing these ideas throughout the session. The Community team will also interview founders and adjust the events scheduling to suit founder needs.
Match founders with experienced serial entrepreneurs who will mentor them, enabling them to grow as founders and accelerate the success of their companies. Discuss with founders about their business and technical needs, industries, and business models. In addition, the Mentorship team engages the StartX mentor network to initiate the most valuable matches between founders and mentors. This includes sourcing in mentors from more industries to grow the mentor network that can provide even more support to the founders. Gather feedback on the existing process, and create new ways to improve the process.
Understanding founders’ learning needs and reaching out to StartX’s network to find people who can provide valuable insights is at the core of the StartX's program. The Education team meets with founders to understand what they need to learn and the milestones they are aiming to meet during the accelerator session. Engage StartX’s education network to find the best people to transfer specific knowledge to founders in an efficient manner. Schedule and plan education events to maximize the value of the session for StartX founders. In addition, assist with Pitch Bootcamp, one of StartX's most important events prior to Demo Day.
Aiming to support founders across their needs, the Founder Support team provides resources to 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. Organize events to give founders access to one-on-one support from experts and identify valuable resource partners. Design new systems to improve access to resources within our network. Gather feedback and build upon existing platforms to allow founders to progress and reach their milestones faster.
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.
The Events team works across the organization on events ranging from speaker series with serial entrepreneurs to social events bringing together the StartX community. Execute and organize StartX’s many internal and external events and make sure they are professional, engaging and valuable. Gather event requirements from internal stakeholders and plan event logistics (order food, decide on a room setup for the event, get staff volunteers). Ensure all event participants have an outstanding customer experience. Close the feedback loop with event participants to ensure continuous iteration and improvement.
Staff Systems & Processes encompasses internal systems and process that allow the team to be more organized and efficient with supporting founders during the accelerator program and in the community. Ensure StartX’s main activities and processes are planned for and executed effectively. Design and conduct analyses to gain insight into current processes. Transform analyses into implementation plans with milestones and responsibilities. Transform operations within the organization into scaleable systems. Conceptualize and design new infrastructures to allow StartX to support even more founders.
Learn how to manage people and build a company culture as part of the People Operations team. 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. Explore team cultures at different organizations and evaluate staff engagement. 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.
Network management and intelligence is key to growing the StartX network and understanding Gather data on our entire network so we can continue to expand our community. Analyze the growth of the StartX community over time and identify metrics to reflect the impact of StartX founders. Map and understand the reach of our network. Recruit and engage with the best mentors and investors in Silicon Valley. Identify and source the next batch of excellent Stanford founders and manage their support network.
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 ChrunchBase, and keep all information current. Support StartX companies’ brand and PR needs.
The Campus Strategy team is driven by sourcing ninjas, relationship masters, event hustlers, system analysts and designers who understand the Stanford entrepreneurial ecosystem and can find the best founders. Network with top entrepreneur circles on campus and build relationships with Stanford student groups and professors for StartX. Organize and track promising progress of Stanford founders. Continue existing collaborations and plan new ways to connect with Stanford entities. Conceive, organize, and execute high-impact events that intersect the Stanford and StartX communities, including entrepreneur speaker series, Stanford Startup Weekend, and StartX Campus Demo Day. Map and analyze entrepreneurial nodes in Stanford’s complex ecosystem.