We help people with 0-3 years experience land full-time commercial roles at VC-backed startups. Join our programme to have 20+ top startups pitch their roles to you.

Why Jumpstart Commercial Stream?

20+

startups pitching their roles to you over Zoom

£30-50K

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

200+

people placed in top startups

Week 1 - Startup Spotlights

Startup spotlights

In Week 1, 20+ fast-growing, high-impact startups will pitch their commercial roles to you over Zoom.

Our startups

During the spotlights, the companies will have 10 minutes to pitch their roles, and you'll have 5 minutes to ask any questions you like. Dig into the company culture, quiz them about their business, and pose questions directly to founders before interviewing!

Choose your startups

After hearing from the founders, you'll choose your favourite startups to interview with.

Weeks 2 to 4 - Go Straight to Interview

Interview Training

In Week 2, we'll give you a bunch of commercial training so that you're ready to ace your interviews. From understanding the sales cycle and how to prospect effectively, to learning a range of tools that can supercharge your productivity, to delivering killer sales pitches.

Meet the startups

We’ll introduce you to your favourite startups, and they’ll take over the interview process from there. The interview period takes 2-3 weeks, and we’ll be there to update you on the process, answer your questions, and give you advice.

Get an Offer

Most startups will give you an offer within the first few weeks of being on the programme.

Week 4 onwards - Join our community

Network

When you start your role, you'll join our active alumni network on Slack, a place for you to connect with and support one another as you navigate the startup world.

Mentorship

You'll get matched with an industry mentor, and receive ongoing 1:1 mentorship to guide you throughout your work life - whether you’re thinking about broaching a tricky conversation, asking for a salary increase, or making your next career move.

Socials

We'll run socials throughout the year to give you a chance to meet the community in person. Think summer parties, pasta making, bowling, supper clubs and much more!

Get Hired as a

Sales Development Representative

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

Get Hired as a

Sales Executive

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

Get Hired as a

Account Executive

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

Sales Development Representative (SDR)

This role is most common in tech startups, where SDRs play a critical role in scaling the company’s growth by sourcing new potential customers/clients. This could be a great fit if you’re ambitious, target-driven, and you’re looking for rapid career progression (e.g. to Business Development Manager and Head of Sales). The SDR role also offers an amazing opportunity to build a fantastic network in an industry you're passionate about.

Commercial Associate

In this role you go one step further as you'll be responsible for closing deals and bringing in new business, as well as building relationships with new customers. If you’re confident, outgoing and love a bit of healthy competition then this role could be a brilliant fit. As a Commercial Associate you could progress into an Account Manager or Head of Sales role, but it also opens up other avenues such as in partnerships.

Account Executive (AE)

Your primary responsibility would be to maintain and grow existing client relationships, making sure clients are happy and using your product to its full potential, as well as identifying opportunities to grow their accounts. The best AEs are great listeners, problem-solvers and confident communicators - if this sounds like you then it could be a great fit.

Something else?

Each cohort has a real variety of commercial 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’ll help you find the right startup and role for you

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What People are Saying

 

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“I have a degree in Chemistry, and thought I’d never be suited to a Sales or Commercial role. But I found out through Jumpstart that I was not only interested in these roles, but had the skills to succeed.”

Zahra Sicuro SDR at Vitrue Health

“At Ledgy, there is a positive and inclusive culture, something you wouldn’t normally associate with sales. SaaS sales is quite different to traditional sales - there’s often a view that sales can be dishonest, or forced through by any means. But we’re looking to solve a problem, we never onboard someone we don’t have anything to offer.”

Gregory Hartley Business Development at Ledgy

“My role is really different all the time, working across teams. I do a lot of experimenting, whether that’s with copy or emails to capture people’s attention. My role involves a lot of writing and figuring out how to connect with people.”

Kim Hermo Commercial Associate at PreWarp

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

Who we’re looking for

Our commercial programme is best suited to those with 0-3 years of experience (not necessarily in sales!), who are looking to take a step up or a step across.

You could be a recent graduate looking to launch your career in a sales role. Or, you could already have some previous sales experience and are keen to switch it up and explore what else is out there.

We admit people based on their potential, and evidence of being super proactive, motivated and excellent communicators.

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

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