Kickstart your career in startups

Do you like the idea of working for a startup? Or do you dream of launching your own startup?

  • You can learn the ropes at a startup

Maybe you like the idea of getting a taste of startup life without having to commit to a permanent job?

  • You can master the essentials of launching a startup. While you travel the world.

Well have you thought about getting all these experiences, but in another country?

  • You can get connected with projects at startups in emerging startup hubs – from Asia and Europe to the Americas.

Start Me Up runs structured placements with startups in fast-growing emerging startup hubs, running from four weeks in length.

Our program places undergraduates and recent graduates with startups abroad and supports young people with their startup ideas through mentorship. We work with international startups across a range of sectors including tech, travel, finance, and education.

We typically work with early stage startups that are less than two years old. Most of your placement will be spent working alongside your startup, getting valuable hands-on experience and real-life insights into what goes into starting a successful startup.

Expect to learn everything from research and discovery to product evaluation, to launch, strategy, implementation, and scaling.

Start Me Up offers two programs, a startup internship program and an accelerator internship program, which helps people fast-track their startup ideas.

Training and mentorship

Get access to expert mentors throughout your placement who will help you master skills and meet your professional and personal goals.

Unlimited access to a coworking space

24/7 access to leading coworking space and up to 12 events a month.


We house everyone on our placements in their own rooms in central locations close to coworking spaces, bars, and restaurants.

Airport transfers

We’ll pick you up from the airport and make sure you get to your accommodation safely.

Previous projects undertaken by candidates

Business model analysis

Qualitative and quantitative analysis to determine optimal business models.

Analytics dashboard

Designing and creating analytics dashboards to advanced data analysis.

Affiliate programs

Implementing affiliate marketing programs to help startups grow sales rapidly.

Microsite creation

Creating microsites to support a startup’s marketing strategy, by creating video and blog content.

How does that sound to you?

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