THE NEW WAY TO HIRE And Train TOP TALENTS

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- Founder's Associate

Hire the best graduates or early career professionals as Founder's Associates and get them trained next to working full-time for your start-up

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12-month training program

Founder's Associates

Matched with top talents

Hire top talents from the world's best places

Why using Hyphen to hire your next Founder's Associate

With Hyphen, you can hire the best graduates and early career professionals as Founder's Associates and get them trained in their roles next to working full-time for you

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01

You hire the best
talents in Europe

Start-ups get matched with the best pre-vetted graduates and early career professionals from our 25k+ student network

02

We train and prepare
them for their role

While graduates work full-time for you, our industry-experts deliver role-specific training for 12-months to equip them with the skills to excel

How it works

A few simple steps to find your next superstar Founder's Associate hire that we will train next to working full-time for you

01

Tell us about your hiring need for a Founder's Associate

Give us additional information about your ideal hire and when they should start working for you

02

We find the right talents that want to work for you

From our network of 25k+ top talents in Europe, we find, assess and short-list the best talents that have told us they want to work for you

03

Get to know and interview your matches

You tell us which talents you want to interview based on the profile's we sent you. We will then introduce them to you so you can interview them

04

Hire your talents full-time while we train them for their role

While your new hires work full-time for you, they get 12-months of Founder's Associate training to equip them with the skills to excel in their role

What talents can I expect to be matched with

These are some of the previous talents we placed that you can expect to hire for a Founder's Associate role

Karla

UCL, HEC and CBS
Roles:
Founder's Associate
Experience:
L Catterton, Morgan Stanley, Roland Berger

Shay

LBS
Roles:
Founder's Associate
Experience:
Craft (Series A Start-up), BCG

Niklas

Oxford and UCL
Roles:
Founder's Associate
Experience:
McKinsey, Cosuno (Series C Start-up)

Hire from the best places in Europe

Our wide network of top talents in Europe ensures that we find the right graduate for you

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25k+ grads and professionals network

Our network comprises 25k+ graduates and early career professionals ready to join the start-up world

Europe's best universities

We have access to 53 out of the top 100 European universities in Europe

51% female ratio

51% of graduates identified as women and 40% came from an underrepresented background

What roles are available?

We offer start-ups to hire graduates for Founder's Associate roles through our work & learn program

Founder's Associate

Responsibilities that range from researching market expansion opportunities, analysing data and creating automations to business development

Trying to recruit for another role? Drop us a line and we will get back to you with a solution asap

What training will graduates receive?

The 12-months long Founder's Associate Program equips graduates with full-stack business skills next to working full-time. Also, unlike regular hires, ours are also trained in their roles before the time they work at your start-up

Before Starting Work

Pre-Placement Bootcamp

To prepare talents for work, they will have an intensive bootcamp. Learning basics skills like problem-solving, effective communication etc

Phase I

Operations & Financial Analysis

Talents will learn about Accounting, how to analyse a market and common tools like Excel, Powerpoint etc

Phase II

Digital Marketing & Sales

Talents will learn about Digital Marketing (like Google Ads), Search Engine Optimisation and interactions between marketing and sales

Phase III

No Code Tools & Automations

Talents will learn about no-code tools to automate processes but also to build entire products and websites like Bubble

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Jun

2-Day Bootcamp
Operations & Financial Analysis

Jul

Aug

Peer Learning Session
1:1 with another Fellow

Sep

Fireside Chats
Fireside Chat with a high-profile guest

Oct

Expert Learning Sessions
Topic-specific workshop with an industry expert

Nov

2-Day Bootcamp
Digital Marketing & Sales

Dec

Jan

2-Day Bootcamp
No Code Tools & Automation

Feb

Mar

Apr

Expert Learning Sessions
Topic-specific workshop with an industry expert

May

2-Day Bootcamp
Pre-Placement Bootcamp

Got questions?
Our team has the answers

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Hyphen delivered an amazing set of Graduates. We almost gave one more offer than intended because we got along with so many of them.

Mike
CEO at Ethi

Menon provided Coleap with an absolutely fantastic Graduate!

Aaliyah
Head of People at Coleap

Menon really hit the nail on the head with their Graduate selection. We'll be hiring a second Graduate with them soon.

Patric
COO at Plant Jammer

Hear what our start-up partners have to say

We already matched and trained 350+ talents with the best start-ups

Hyphen delivered an amazing Founder's Associate. We almost gave one more offer than intended because we got along with so many of them!

Mike - CEO at Ethi

Hyphen provided Coleap with an absolutely fantastic Founder's Associate!

Aaliyah - Head of People at Coleap

Hyphen really hit the nail on the head with their graduate selection. We’ll be hiring a second graduate with them soon.

Patric - COO at Plant Jammer

FAQs

Here are some topics you might find interesting

Why should I use Hyphen to hire a Founder's Associate?

In short, because we bring you pre-vetted graduates from a top university and early career professionals from the world's best companies to you that we support and train during their first 12-months with you.

However, here is a longer list of reasons why you should use Hyphen to hire a Founder's Associate:

  1. We match you with a talent that exactly fits your role and is one of the highest performers within their peer group.
  2. We have access to 25k+ talents from the Europe’s best universities and top companies.
  3. We provide role-specific training to Founder's Associates for their first 12-months with you
  4. Our Founder's Associates receive tailored career-support, so they feel like their career is in good hands with your start-up

What is the process to get matched with Founder's Associates?

After getting requirements from start-ups, we look for top talents that have the right skills and motivation for the start-up.

Start-ups then receive profiles of talents we shortlisted. They can decide whom to interview and can give out offers to talents they feel are best-fitting.

How many top talents can I hire?

While there is no cap on the talents you can hire with us, we recommend hiring up to 1 Founder's Associate per quarter.

How do you make sure that start-ups get the right talents?

We pre-screen graduates and early career professionals so that they match the requirements of start-ups. By then sending over the talent profiles to the start-ups and having them interview with the talents directly, we make sure that the start-ups have the final say.

There is no obligation for you to hire anyone however.

What happens if I don’t find a Founder's Associate?

While usually start-ups find a Founder's Associate to hire, there is a chance that your start-up might not find one. This might happen because we want to make sure that talents are 100% certain and motivated that they want to work at a start-up of their choice.

If this happens, you can opt-into matching into later cohorts.

What happens after the 12-months of training?

Founder's Associates typically remain at their start-up and take on more challenging roles. Start-ups can also book additional training modules if they wish to extend the training a Founder's Associate receives.

How much does it cost?

To discuss costs, please speak to our team directly.

What training do you offer to graduates?

Right now, we offer a full-stack business training for our Founder's Associates. They will learn about Financial Analysis, Marketing, No Code and more.

Can a start-up decide what training a Founder's Associate gets?

Right now, we only offer package training for Founder's Associates. At some point, you will be able to book additional trainings for them.