Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical student like?
Our students are creative go-getters, builders, and team-players, eager to solve tough problems and make their dents in the world. Some of our students have very clear goals from the moment they walk through our doors, others are still working through those, but all of our students are determined to make an impact on something larger than themselves. We're also committed to making the startup community more diverse. Since our inaugural class in 2012, 41% of Startup Institute students have been female and 38% students of color.
Will I have a job when I finish the program?
We don't make promises about when you will get a job, but our numbers are very promising. A handful of our students accept job offers before completing the program, and 92% have new jobs within 100 days of completing the program, and 76% within 60 days. While we do not schedule interviews on your behalf, we do support your job search efforts—during and post-program—through mentor sessions and warm introductions to the people you need to know to get to the interview.