FAQ category: Student

How much does it cost?

Absolutely nothing! Startuplifers is partly funded by public funds, and because of that, we are able to provide visas and a one-way flight.

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How much experience people usually have?

Our applicants have from 6 months up to 3 years of intern or professional work experience. Of course sometimes we have even more experienced talents. If you aren’t sure whether you should apply already, do it! We will give you feedback based on your application.

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What is Startuplifers?

Startuplifers is a community and network which helps you find a startup job in Silicon Valley and Singapore. The program is open to all students of Finnish universities and some Swedish universities. Read more about us here.

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How do I get the visa?

In San Francisco you will get a J-1 visa. Startuplifers will connect you to KILROY study advisors who will help you with your J-1 internship visa application and travel arrangements. If you are going to Singapore, you will mostly be handling the visa with the startup that will be your employer, but we will

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What is an average Startuplifer salary?

Salary is subject to negotiation and varies across different people of different skill sets. However, the minimum salary in startups in San Francisco is  3000$. Many get more salary based on their expertise. Also, bear in mind that the salary can be increased during the internship if you do your job well.

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How long does the whole process take?

It really depends, unfortunately. A good ballpark figure to have in mind is 2-4 weeks to get feedback from us, another 2-4 weeks to get an intro to a startup, additional 2-4 weeks of interviews, and finally 3-8 weeks final decision and Visa process. All in all, it takes about

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Can I get some help with finding the housing?

You’ll have to find an apartment yourself. Many lifers have a room in a shared apartment with other lifers or other people. Some alumni might leave the room for you, when you come in and they go back. In any case, our community there will at least give you plenty

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