We help people with 3-8 years experience land full-time roles at VC-backed startups. Join our programme to have 20+ top startups pitch their roles to you.

Why Jumpstart?

20+

startups pitching their roles to you over Zoom

£50-80K

salary with equity or options. We’ll help you negotiate.

200+

people placed in top startups

Help you get the job

Startup Spotlights

20 top startups pitch their roles to your cohort over Zoom. Hear directly from the team and founders, quiz them on their product, and get a feel for the company culture. As one of our alum said, “you don’t get vibes from a job description”.

Our startups

Meet top VC-backed startups, working across tech, sustainability, the arts, health, consumer, finance, and much more. From tackling homelessness, to building crypto infrastructure, to social mobility, to extending life expectancy, these are exciting companies making real impact.

Interview Prep

We’ll help you put your best foot forward at your interviews (we’ve spoken to 100s of startups so know exactly what they look for).

Help you on the job

Network

As a JS alumni, you’ll join a community of hundreds of entrepreneurs, marketers, operators and strategists who will continue to help you throughout your career. We run quarterly social events to give you the opportunity to meet everyone on the programme. It’s the best way to kickstart your professional network.

Support

You’ll get ongoing support and guidance from us throughout your work life - whether you’re thinking about broaching a tricky conversation, asking for a salary increase, or making your next career move.

Get Hired as

Chief of Staff

 

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We'll help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best - whether you want to take a step across or a step up.

Get Hired as

Head of Special Projects

 

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We'll help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best - whether you want to take a step across or a step up.

Get Hired as

Head of Operations

 

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We'll help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best - whether you want to take a step across or a step up.

Get Hired as

Strategy Lead

 

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We'll help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best - whether you want to take a step across or a step up.

Get Hired as

Founder’s Associate

 

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We'll help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best - whether you want to take a step across or a step up.

Get Hired as

Something Else?

 

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We'll help you figure out which role and startup would suit you best - whether you want to take a step across or a step up.

Chief of Staff

Works directly with a startup founder on strategic initiatives, marketing, operations, sales and much more. People with experience as Executive Assistants, Strategy Consultants, or Senior Operationalists are well suited to a Chief of Staff role. If you want to help shape an organisation and form a part of the senior management team, this is the role for you.

Head of Special Projects

You’d be seeking out opportunities for your startup to expand, evolve and improve - and then executing on high-impact projects. You might be building a new stream of revenue, working to understand customer needs, or expanding to a new location.

Head of Operations

Operators form the backbone of the company, making sure it runs efficiently and with a solid strategy. You could be responsible for everything from organisational structure, to finance, to the day-to-day running of the business.

Strategy Lead

As Strategy Lead, you'd be responsible for finding opportunities for the business to grow. You'd take into account trends, gaps, and customer needs, and then make recommendations around what the company should focus on, and how they should allocate resources.

Founder's Associate

Founder’s Associates are generalists who work directly with a startup founder on strategic initiatives, marketing, operations, sales and much more. This role is an exceptional opportunity for anyone keen to help shape the organisation and be part of the senior leadership.

Something else?

Each cohort has a real variety of roles, so you’ll definitely find something that suits you. You might even be surprised about which role takes your fancy when you start hearing from the startup founders and teams. Our startup spotlights (where you hear directly from teams and founders over Zoom) allow you to really dig into the reality of each role.

We help you find the right startup and the right role for you.

 

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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...

Nina Mirtaheri: the power of the Switcher programme

Nina joined our first ever Switcher cohort, and now works as Founder's Associate at Verto, a startup on a mission to simplify cross-border payments for businesses

Daniel Leung: Where AI meets sustainability

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

Edward Anders: Why I chose the Founder’s Associate Role

Edward studied Economics and Politics at Bristol before joining Jumpstart's July 2021 cohort and landing a role at Compose as Founder's Associate.

Our alumni join startups working in sustainability

Our alumni join startups working in climate tech

Our alumni join startups working in healthcare

Our alumni join startups working in financial tech

Our alumni join startups working in consumer

We work with hundreds of startups across tons of industries, and around 20 of the best pitch their roles to each cohort.

What People are Saying

 

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“I was blown away by some of the amazing startups that presented to us through the Jumpstart programme, and I was lucky enough to secure the perfect role”

Kristian Marcus Operations Manager at InsurX

“Finding Jumpstart Switchers was a breath of fresh air. Being able to hear directly from the founder gives you a deeper understanding of what the role actually involves”

Emily Wood Head of Partnerships at Ledgy

“There is incredible value in getting a sneak peek at things often left off-the-page – the charisma and energy of the founder, why are they really making this hire, and what’s worked and what hasn’t in their sales strategy. ”

Ajay Palekar Business Analytics Manager at Hofy

Who we’re looking for

Our senior generalists programme is best suited to those with 3-8 years of experience, who are looking to take a step up or a step across.

You could be someone with experience in professional services, keen to switch into the startup world. Or, already have some startup experience, but are now looking to accelerate your career.

We admit people based on their potential, and evidence of proactivity.

We love hearing about your side hustles, startups (failed or otherwise!), blogs, sporting achievements, social accounts, interests, ideas or ambitions.

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