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Top 1%

We receive 1,000+ applicants per month and screen and interview them to select top-quality, proactive people


We train our candidates for 20+ hours to ensure they hit the ground running, and mentor them once in a role


We match brilliant candidates with startups that suit their skills and ambitions - most commonly in generalist roles

Meet our talented junior and senior generalists


Click the links below for teaser candidate profiles:


Junior Generalists – click HERE
Senior Generalists – click HERE


Sophia Shafiee: from studying Classics to building an e-commerce brand

Sophia was an editor of a student journal at the University of Oxford, as well as a volunteer for a Ugandan-based social enterprise, before she joined Jumpstart.

Ajay Palekar: changing the future of work

Ajay was working as a startup operator before joining our first senior generalist cohort. In 5 weeks, he landed his new role as Business Analytics Manager at...

Paradis Farahati: from music student to analyst

Paradis studied Music at Oxford, where she was also the First Year Officer for her college, before joining our November 2021 cohort. She then joined Heroes as...

Hatty Tagart: working in social media at a tech startup

Hatty studied English at Durham, where she was vice president of a charity fashion show, before joining our February 2022 cohort.

Daniel Leung: Where AI meets sustainability

Daniel studied Engineering at UCL and Economics at LSE before joining Jumpstart's July 2021 cohort. 

Nadia Elgaddal: Changing the game in women’s health

Nadia got onto Jumpstart after applying for a second time, and is now Marketing Associate at Vira Health, working on improving menopause care.

How does the programme work?


Hand-picked candidates

We interview and screen thousands of applications to find the most exceptional candidates


Meet the cohort

Pitch your company and role(s) over Zoom, meeting all candidates in 15 minutes


Grow your team

Find your perfect generalist hire, from Founders Associate to Chief of Staff

We’re already working with hundreds of top startups

Who have hired people with 0-6 years experience through our programme

Our Satisfied Startups

“ Jumpstart provided YuLife with an absolute rockstar of a graduate”

Vice President of Marketing, YuLife

“We were looking for a junior gem and we weren’t even sure that we were going to hire a grad for this position, but did because Jumpstart introduced us to the best candidate by far!”

Programme Director, Founders Factory

“Jumpstart really took the time to understand our needs – which led to an incredibly efficient and amazing hire!”

Co-founder & COO, Beam

“ Bud's experience hiring from Jumpstart was fantastic. With the quality of the graduates, it made us question if we had room to hire more than we set out to”

Co-founder, Bud

“ Jumpstart presented a fantastic set of graduates and we were able to make a rapid hiring decision at a time of critical need without compromising on quality.”

Head of Business Operations, Stuart