Get connected with startups


We connect students to our partnering startups in San Francisco Bay Area, Shanghai and Tokyo. The startups have openings in software engineering, marketing, sales, and design.


Apply to our talent pool and get direct introductions to suitable startups

You can apply to the program round the year. If you get selected, we will help you perfect your application, CV and LinkedIn. Once your profile is ready to go, Startuplifers will send it to startups participating in the program who have job openings that match your skills and experience. Then it’s up to the startups to decide who they want to interview.

Startuplifers team and alumni will guide you throughout the process to ensure you get the best tips and help. Also, your flights and visas will be compensated if you’re a student at one of our partnering universities in Finland.

Super easy way to get your profile viewed by startups who are looking for talent with your skillset! 

Find a startup job on your own and get our support 

With Startuplifers On Demand you can find a startup job by yourself from one of our destinations. We will then help out with the practicalities, you get access to our Startuplifers network and have a chance for a subsidy on the visa and the flights.

Read more about On Demand here.


Example jobs


‘Our Lifers have worked in interesting and responsible positions, where they have been given a chance to show their full potential. Here’s a few examples! 👇🏼



Oskari Mantere

Software Engineer, Notable Labs
My first project at Notable Labs was to build a new backend service for storing data produced in our drug research. In parallel with this project, I also did both back- and frontend work on the internal web-based tools used by the scientists. Towards the end of my internship, I started researching machine learning models to automate a crucial bottleneck in the data analysis process, which was made possible by the data infrastructure I had already built.

Atte Keinänen

Software Developer, Metabase

Being a member of Metabase’s hyper-technical team was a fascinating experience. I deeply enjoyed the level of autonomy and social support I received during my internship. I worked on almost all aspects of our frontend and got my hands dirty with the Clojure backend as well! My proudest achievement was coming up with a novel way to do frontend testing which had a huge positive impact on the stability and reliability of our product.

Joel Huttunen

Software Engineer, Upbeat PR

I worked at Upbeat PR as a software engineer. Because of our small team, I had a large number of various tasks from machine learning to UX designing. However, my main tasks were under data science-oriented backend development. I improved data scraping from the web, implemented various backend interfaces, and created a logic to match journalists for the clients’ needs. I was surprised how free I was to select the next thing to work with.

Satu Peltola

Product Designer, Coinbase

At Coinbase I did UX design and web design for Coinbase’s consumer product and marketing website. I also spearheaded Coinbase’s user research initiative by organizing and conducting user testing for their web and mobile products.

Miika Jokinen

Business Development Manager, Petasense

Managing sales from start to finish. Building sales funnel through emailing, calling, online webinars, face-to-face product presentations to potential customers and exhibiting at industrial conferences. Negotiating deals with customers. Attending relevant conferences to build market and competitor knowledge. Collaborating with product development and the engineering team on customer requests.

Juuso Haavisto

Software Engineer, OneSignal

I worked on the customer facing web application, and because of our small team, I had a major ownership on it. Basically, all OneSignal dashboard feature requests and bugfixes were assigned to me. It was thrilling to continuously ship code to over 110,000 clients as feedback quickly found its way back to me.

Emil Ala-Pietilä

Data Analysis Summer Intern, Kitman Labs

Most of my work focused on data analysis and pilot studies trying to figure out what made elite athletes prone to injury with some data importing/processing as well. I got the position on my own but luckily was accepted to the program through the on-demand side.