Startup Sherpas for Universities

Startup Sherpas is perfect for Universities aiming for outstanding graduate outcomes.

We combine world-class virtual work experience opportunities working with the worlds leading graduate employers with Startup programmes for students wanting to take an entrepreneurial career path.

INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR CRITIAL AGENDAS

VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCES

  • Real work experience and exposure to innovation and entrepreneruship.
  • Building relationships with graduate employers at scale.
  • Earn to Learn Work Experiences

ENTERPRISE EDUCTATION & STARTUPS

  • #startyourstartup programmes
  • Practice based additions to academic curriculum.
  • Undergrad and Postgrad opportuntiies 

RESEARCH COMMERCIALISATION

  • Build Founder skills for Phds
  • Rigorous methodology to explore commercialisation early.
  • Create more opportunities for commercialisation.

VIRTUAL WORK EXPERIENCE FOR OUR HYBRID WORLD.

Experience VIRTUAL WORKing STEP-BY-STEP™

The world of work is now hybrid, and the experience of remote working is a requirement in our new reality. 

Virtual work experience at Startup Sherpas is guided STEP-BY-STEP ™ to get students closer to the work and a richer experience of work.

 

IN-DEMAND SKILLS across INDUSTRies.

We focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship because these are the most in demand skills across every role in every industry.

The wide range of additional skills developed make our Sherpees outstanding candidates across industries.

experience RELEVANt FOR EVERY CAREER.

Exploring a startup idea is a great vehicle for personal development and career guidance. 

Our work experiences allow students to develop their talents and interests.

Startup Sherpa gets students learning and doing real innovation

They will be using the same methodology, tools and techniques that are used in the Startup and Corporate worlds – where most of them could well end up. So, get them learning the skills before they hit the workplace and set them up for success in the future.

We don’t believe in just sitting and learning – at least not when it comes to the world of problem solving, and taking ideas that could become wonderful businesses, social enterprises, charities or community projects. We believe in doing, and from our years of experience working with adults with the same focus, we know that learning only really happens when you try something out.

Teachable (and downloadable) Tools and Techniques

We’ve broken down a complex and uncertain process into a methodology and set of tools and techniques that are teachable.

These tools and techniques are not created for kids – they were created for adults, so the teens who join Startup Sherpas are learning skills that will truly be useful in their futures.

We focus on mindset and behaviours, and encourage quitting!

Exploring a startup is actually an amazing vehicle for self-discovery and we use the self-reflection and self-awareness inherent in the startup journey to allow students to explore and develop their talents and interests as well as exploring their own career potential.

We won’t advance as people or as a global community if we don’t actually DO something with the amazing ideas that sit in our brains. We worry about being wrong, and we are aiming to fix that.

We ask people to quit (not Startup Sherpas, but their idea), by getting students to try something out, make it real, listen to feedback, and then make a decision.

We believe this is critical to the future success of our teens, and the world. If we don’t make mistakes, we aren’t trying something new!

EASY TO SCHEDULE ALONGSIDE STUDIES.

Our programmes are designed in 25 minute time-boxed missions that allow students to develop their ideas and complete their work experience on a schedule that suits them. 

With an online community, and virtual missions our experiences are designed to be asynchronous, accessible and scaleable.