My First 7 Days in Startups

My First 7 Days in Startups

Ryan Thorpe is getting expert mentorship for his startup idea as part of Start Me Up’s Accelerator Internship. Follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thestudentnomad/ and https://www.instagram.com/ryanjohnthorpe While stuck in the library revising for...
How to Fund a Gap Year Abroad

How to Fund a Gap Year Abroad

I like to think that I’ve mastered the art of the gap year. I’ve had three in total and found ways to be completely independent without needing money from study financing or parents. My gap year habit leads most people to assume that I’m a lazy rich kid. But I assure...
Interning for a Startup in Bali

Interning for a Startup in Bali

Josh Nokes, a recent graduate in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University, reflects on his time on a Startup Internship with Start Me Up. “I wasn’t quite ready to join the corporate world after graduating. So I embarked on an experience that would change my...
Learning Business Skills in Paradise

Learning Business Skills in Paradise

Alessandro Baldon, is studying Economics at University Ca’ Foscari of Venice, Italy. Find out how he got on during his two month Startup Internship with Start Me Up.   What did you do during your internship? “I worked on different projects, including several...
Escape Trump and Brexit: Go Remote

Escape Trump and Brexit: Go Remote

Depressed about the election result? The world of remote work means you can escape bad weather, nightmare politicians and live and work anywhere with an internet connection. I’ve spent the last few years working remotely for clients, allowing me to work from Goa,...
6 Reasons to Take a Gap Year

6 Reasons to Take a Gap Year

Being from America, the idea of a “gap year” was rarely discussed or encouraged. I didn’t even realize I was on a gap year until someone pointed it out. I discovered gap years are much more common amongst people from Europe and Australia and I was excited to have...
8 Ways to Build Your Resume at University

8 Ways to Build Your Resume at University

With the rise of the internet and online applications there are are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people applying for the same job. This can make landing your dream job nearly impossible. The key is to figure out how you can stand out from the crowd of students...
6 Awesome Reasons to Intern Abroad

6 Awesome Reasons to Intern Abroad

Haley Johnson interned in Bali for two months with Start Me Up. I’ve been interning for a startup in Bali for one month so far and I’m having the time of my life. Not only have I learned invaluable skills during my internship, I’m able to travel and explore. If you’ve...
My Last Week in Bali

My Last Week in Bali

Ollie Rodney interned in Bali for two months as part of Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program. It’s my last week in Bali. So much has happened during my time here. I’ve developed countless new skills, built some amazing networks, and achieved some really big...
My Seventh Week Interning in Bali

My Seventh Week Interning in Bali

I started the week with a sunrise walk up the Campuhan Ridge, which is just outside Ubud. It was a great way to start the day despite the 6 AM wake up. I also had to get myself spiritually prepared because today I would be getting my Tarot cards read! Now dear loyal...
What You Should Look for in an Internship

What You Should Look for in an Internship

I’m currently participating in my fifth internship, so you could say I know a thing or two about what makes a good (or bad) experience. I’m obsessed with learning new things and internships are a great way to learn new skills and find out more about a company before...
My Sixth Week Interning Abroad

My Sixth Week Interning Abroad

After a busy weekend in Uluwatu down south, we made it back to Ubud on Monday afternoon. There were quite a few things to sort out on our return. The new email marketing system which last week was sending too many emails was now sending too few emails. The application...
My Fifth Week Interning Overseas

My Fifth Week Interning Overseas

I started the week with the legendary eggs and bacon on toast from Monsieur Spoon. In a place like Ubud where everyone gets a bit too into the whole vegan diet thing, a place which does proper breakfasts is a lifesaver. In bacon we trust. As with every week, there was...
Launching a Startup in a Week

Launching a Startup in a Week

Suits, cubicles, and straight-faces are things that I’ve learned to get accustomed to. During previous internships, I’ve fixed up and looked sharp to sit at one desk to do that one task. When I got to Bali, little did I know that work would consist of people...
My Fourth Week Interning in Bali

My Fourth Week Interning in Bali

My fourth week interning in Bali has passed at lightning speed. As always I’ve met all sorts of interesting people, made some great contacts in all types of industries, achieved some amazing things and had a fantastic time while doing it. Within weeks of arriving, I...
My Third Week Interning in the Tropics

My Third Week Interning in the Tropics

Interning in the tropics doesn’t mean that Sundays were always free. I was a busy day working on my idea which was nicely taking shape. Having finished mapping the features out and re-assessing the idea, it was time I finished the prototype and got on with the...
My Second Week Interning in Paradise

My Second Week Interning in Paradise

In my first week interning in paradise, I joked that my job title during my internship was Chief Legal Officer and Chief Operations Officer. Now I’m adding Chief Marketing Officer and In-house videographer to the list. The last week saw me continue with the marketing...
My First Working Week in Bali

My First Working Week in Bali

I’ve just finished my first week in Bali, where I’m based for the next two months interning with a startup and getting mentoring to work on my own startup idea, but more about that later. The single most eye-opening part of being at Hubud, the coworking...

Your Essential Packing List for Interning in Bali

There’s a lot to think about when you’re preparing to go abroad for the first time. We want to help you make this as easy as possible, so we’ve created this helpful checklist of things to think about before you fly. There are a few things to sort out...
Why Gap Years Aren’t Just for Rich Kids

Why Gap Years Aren’t Just for Rich Kids

“Malia Obama’s ‘Gap Year’ Is Part of a Growing (and Expensive) Trend,” said Mike Mcphate of the New York Times, after it was announced that Malia Obama, daughter of Michelle and Barack, was having a gap year before she went to Harvard. Some newspapers cited costs in...
Essential Skills for Every Startup Founder

Essential Skills for Every Startup Founder

When I was younger I assumed that business founders or entrepreneurs wore suits and had lots of money but no time. But here amongst the entrepreneurial community in Bali, where I’ve been for the past year or so, zero entrepreneurs wear suits (and most don’t even wear...
Six Signs You Should Intern Abroad

Six Signs You Should Intern Abroad

There are many reasons why interning abroad is a great idea: the chance to discover a new culture, try a new cuisine (and maybe get a tan). And with flight tickets getting cheaper and staying connected easier than ever with Skype, Snapchat and Whatsapp, there’s...