Become a Kickstart Associate

Kickstart offers hands-on experience managing, investing, and tracking seed stage investments. Associates conduct commercial and financial due diligence, evaluate pitches, source companies, and track our investment performance. New members receive training in key topics in finance, entrepreneurship, and investing. The expected time commitment of an associate is 2-4 hours per week.

Kickstart is one of the Terry College of Business's foremost student organizations. Our members regularly place into internships and full-time roles in highly competitive fields. Since our inception in 2018, alumni of Kickstart have gone to internships and full-time roles at Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Citi, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, JP Morgan, Deloitte, BlackRock, NBCUniversal, Dropbox, Esri, and Silicon Valley Bank.

Kickstart accepts applications from all majors and all years.


What we Look For

  • Proven academic performance
  • Strong extracurricular involvement on campus
  • Demonstrated business skillset
  • Solid communication and analytical abilities
  • Demonstrated interest in entreenuership and/or venture capital

When to Join

Associate applications open in April of every year.
Applications for the 2023-2024 associate role will open in April 2023.