Launchpad 2019 Apprenticeship Application

Launchpad, Stanford’s celebrated accelerator, is recruiting a cohort of dedicated students and young professionals to apprentice for this year’s stellar startups.

In mid-May, startups get the rare opportunity to work with apprentices (you!) for one week—to prototype and begin building their company’s organizational structure, roles, project strategy, and roll-out. As an apprentice, you will participate in this prototype stage. 

What is Required?

  • Attend the Night Launch event April 29th, 5:30–7:30pm 

  • Work with selected startup May 13–20 for approximately 10 hours 

  • Responsive, reliable candidates that thrive in fast-paced environments with experimental projects

What Exactly is the Gig?

  • One week, unpaid apprenticeship 

  • Assist with the roll-out of special projects that range from marketing and sales to operations 

  • Provide critical feedback to startup founders 

  • Work directly with the Launchpad teaching team, Perry Klebahn and Jeremy Utley to push startups to scale utilizing various design thinking methods 

What’s in it for you?

  • Inside track on working with Stanford’s hottest startups, some of which will be looking for new hires this summer 

  • Hands-on participation in one of the’s most exclusive classes (over 100 companies apply for the limited spots) and ability to potentially influence a startup’s trajectory 

  • The opportunity to get experience working in a fast-paced, startup environment 

  • Exposure to the’s design thinking creative problem solving methodology 

Apply Today!

Name *
How would you describe yourself in one word? Why?
If you were working for Mani.Me (, one of last year's Launchpad startups, what's the one thing you would do to recruit more customers? (spend 10 min MAX writing and researching)
Is there someone you know that would be a good fit for this opportunity? Share this with them and encourage them apply. If your application is approved, we will watch out for their applications and approve them as well.
Application Question 4 *
It is important that apprenti are available for in-person meetings at Stanford. Are you able to travel to Stanford campus on the following dates?
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