Tell us your preferences, get matched and start working at as start-up that fits you
Next to working full-time, get 12-months of additional training in full-stack business skills
Become a member of a global community with regular socials and networking sessions
Based on your preference we will match you with up to 5 start-ups (who also want to speak with you) that will interview with.
After telling us about your motivation, and industry-preferences, we will find the most suitable start-ups for you
You will interview with up to 3 start-ups that also want to get to know you closer
Tasks are varied and broad and may range from researching market expansion opportunities, analysing data and creating automations to client development.*
General business skills (nothing specific required)
Ideal role for anyone who wants to become a founder themselves
* Note: the final job specifics and responsibilities depends on the job description of the start-up
In 12 months, we will equip you with a range of essential business skills ranging from Financial Analysis to No Code Automation Tools. They will be taught in 3 modules that last 4 months each, kicking off with a 20-hour bootcamp before your first day of work.
To get you ready for work, you will have an intensive bootcamp learning basic skills like problem-solving, effective communications etc
You will learn about Accounting, how to analyse a market and common Tools like Excel, Powerpoint
You will learn about Digital Marketing (like Google Ads), Search Engine Optimisation and interactions between marketing and sales
You will learn about No-Code tools to automate processes but also to build entire products and websites like Bubble
After the mini-bootcamp, you'll continue to engage with other top talents even outside of your trainings. As a cohort, you will stick and bond together even if you're working at different companies. through regular networking and social events.
2-days before starting work, you will get training in basic skills like communication and problem solving
You should be excited about the skills you learn and network you build in the next year
You will be trained in the skills to succeed in the business world
As part of a global community, you will have regular events with other talents
We already matched & trained over 350 top talents from all around the world
Having studied Social Science at uni, I wasn't sure about working as a Founder's Associate since it's quite analytical. But I love it! The training by Hyphen helped me hit the ground running at work
One month into the program I already felt I made life-long friends. Because we all have our trainings together, there is a feeling of community between us despite working at different companies
Hyphen matched me with 5 different start-ups that I interviewed with. I really liked all 5 of them, but finally went with Matter since I felt like their culture fit well with me
Having studied a social science at Uni, I wasn't sure about working as a Business Analyst since it's quite technical. But I love it! The training by Menon helped me hit the ground running at work..
One month into the Program I already felt I made life-long friends. Because we all have our trainings together, there is a feeling of community between us despite working at different companies.
Menon matched me with 3 different start-ups that I interviewed with. I really liked all 3 of them, but finally went with Matter since I felt like their culture fit well with me.
The Founder's Associate Program is free of charge for talents. If accepted into the program and matched with a start-up you will start learning next to working full-time for 12-monthsApply Now
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You should apply if
1) you are looking for a dynamic environment where you can make an impact from day one and
2) you might not be sure whether working at a big corporate is the right choice for you.
3) you want to work directly with founders and C-Level on the most pressing issues.
Start-ups are incredibly varied. Our start-ups range from early stage (<10 employees) to unicorns (>500 employees) from different industries, so there is something for everyone.
It’s for top graduates and early career professionals (0 to 3 years experience) that consider launching their career at a top start-up, while at the same time preparing their skills for the future of work.
We encourage Bachelor, Masters, MBA and PhD graduates to apply for our programs as we offer roles that require different levels of experience. Note, that the average salary of £40k is a benchmark for graduates of Bachelor and Master Degrees. MBA and PhD graduates will be able to earn significantly more.
We also encourage early career professionals who are working in Consulting, Investment Banking or VC to apply to our program.
In general, we look for the best talents that have shown their abilities at a high level. They might have excelled in academia, shown great leadership like a president position at a student society, have completed rigorous internships or full-time jobs (e.g. Investment Banking, Consulting etc).
It varies! But all of them are industry-defining start-ups with investment from leading VCs.
To make sure that we have the right start-up for every graduate, we have different start-ups at different growth stages and industries.
Our start-ups range from early stage (<20 employees) to unicorns (>1000 employees) with everything in between.
They’re also spread between different industries, such as Climate-Tech, Fin-Tech, Future of Work etc.
For our first cohorts, our start-ups offer only the role of a Founder's Associate but soon we will a wide range of business roles (such as Business Development, Business Analyst/ Business Intelligence, Operations and Generalist/ Founders Associate)
Yes! We accept applications from final year students that will have graduated when a cohort starts. Penultimate year students can join our waitlist, but also visit our on-campus events if they want to find out more about start-ups.
If you are only ready to start working later than that, you can sign-up to our waitlist.