As part of our Founder's Associate Program, you join a high-growth start-up in Europe, get upskilled next to working full-time and join a community of like-minded peers
Hire the best graduates or early career professionals as Founder's Associates and get them trained next to working full-time for your start-upSpeak to our team
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 youSpeak to our Team
Start-ups get matched with the best pre-vetted graduates and early career professionals from our 25k+ student network
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
A few simple steps to find your next superstar Founder's Associate hire that we will train next to working full-time for you
Give us additional information about your ideal hire and when they should start working 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
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
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
These are some of the previous talents we placed that you can expect to hire for a Founder's Associate role
Our wide network of top talents in Europe ensures that we find the right graduate for youSpeak to our team
Our network comprises 25k+ graduates and early career professionals ready to join the start-up world
We have access to 53 out of the top 100 European universities in Europe
51% of graduates identified as women and 40% came from an underrepresented background
We offer start-ups to hire graduates for Founder's Associate roles through our work & learn program
Responsibilities that range from researching market expansion opportunities, analysing data and creating automations to business development
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
To prepare talents for work, they will have an intensive bootcamp. Learning basics skills like problem-solving, effective communication etc
Talents will learn about Accounting, how to analyse a market and common tools like Excel, Powerpoint etc
Talents will learn about Digital Marketing (like Google Ads), Search Engine Optimisation and interactions between marketing and sales
Talents will learn about no-code tools to automate processes but also to build entire products and websites like Bubble
Hyphen delivered an amazing set of Graduates. We almost gave one more offer than intended because we got along with so many of them.
Menon provided Coleap with an absolutely fantastic Graduate!
Menon really hit the nail on the head with their Graduate selection. We'll be hiring a second Graduate with them soon.
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!
Hyphen provided Coleap with an absolutely fantastic Founder's Associate!
Hyphen really hit the nail on the head with their graduate selection. We’ll be hiring a second graduate with them soon.
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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:
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.
While there is no cap on the talents you can hire with us, we recommend hiring up to 1 Founder's Associate per quarter.
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.
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.
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.
To discuss costs, please speak to our team directly.
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.
Right now, we only offer package training for Founder's Associates. At some point, you will be able to book additional trainings for them.