Creating the next generation of builders.

Startuplifers is a talent program that connects talented Nordic tech, design and business students and recent graduates with the best startup companies in San Francisco. 

Working at a startup in the world’s largest tech hub is an opportunity of a lifetime to boost your career, learn from the best and elevate your way of thinking.

For students student 

  • Well paid opportunities at the best tech startups in San Francisco for 6-18 months
  • 100% free
  • Maximize your learning and work with the latest technologies
  • Join the active community of over 200 Startuplifers alumni
  • Get confidence to do anything

For startups startup 

  • Add global perspective and diversity to your team
  • Hire pre-vetted Nordic talent in engineering, design or business
  • Hand-picked students or recent graduates with 2+ years of working experience
  • We handle visas and flights for you together with our visa partner and lawyer
  • No costs or commitments before hiring

Talents, here’s how the process works

Apply to our talent pool

You’ll get to join our talent community and we’ll match you with startups based on your skills and ambitions.

Perfect your application with our help

We’ll help you perfect your CV, portfolio, and application to increase your chances of getting hired.

Start getting introduced to startups

We’ll introduce your profile to our partner startups based on your preferences and you’ll get invited to interviews.

Excel in your interview and get hired

We help you with every step such as preparing for the interviews.

Have an experience of a lifetime!

You don’t have to worry about anything after getting hired. We handle visas, flights, and legal stuff for you!

You could be working in some of these startups

Ready to take on new challenges?​

Alumni testimonials

I worked at Petasense as a Business Development Manager. I managed our sales throughout the whole funnel and built it through emailing, calling, online webinars, face-to-face product presentations to potential customers. My tasks also included negotiating deals with customers and attending relevant conferences to build market and competitor knowledge. One of my favorite tasks was collaborating with product development and the engineering team on customer requests.

Miika Jokinen

Business Development Manager, Petasense

I worked at Coinbase as a Product Designer. Coinbase is a Y Combinator company that builds a platform for transacting digital currencies. 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. I ended up working for the company for almost two years. The learnings have had a massive impact on my career.

Satu Peltola

Product Designer, Coinbase

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.

Oskari Mantere

Software Engineer, Notable Labs

Ready to take the first step?