Kickstart your career in startups
Learn the ropes at a startup
Master the essentials of launching a startup. While you travel the world.
Get connected with projects at startups in emerging startup hubs – from Asia and Europe to the Americas.
Do you like the idea of working for a startup? Or do you dream of launching your own startup?
Maybe you like the idea of getting a taste of startup life without having to commit to a permanent job?
Well have you thought about getting all these experiences, but in another country?
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.
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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.
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.
Designing and creating analytics dashboards to advanced data analysis.
Implementing affiliate marketing programs to help startups grow sales rapidly.
Creating microsites to support a startup’s marketing strategy, by creating video and blog content.