October 11-12th, 2014 | New York City

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Upcoming Application Deadline: August 15th – Apply Soon!

Application open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in startups



Start @ a Startup Conference 

In partnership with Sequoia Capital, Business Today’s Start @ a Startup Conference connects the brightest college students with startups from across the country for a weekend of educational and recruiting events. The Start @ a Startup Conference, now in its third iteration, will take place in New York City on October 11-12th.

 

 

30
of the world's most innovative startups.

Be Inspired

Discuss

Conversation Groups: A startup leader and 10-12 students converse in a setting that encourages lively group discussion and idea sharing.

Discover

Keynotes: Startup leaders give keynote addresses on the most important and relevant topics of the industry.

Create

Project: Attendees assemble into teams and tackle a challenging startup-related project.

Make your Start

Connect

Student resumes are shared with all attending startups.

Interview

Attendees interview with startups on-site and make their Start @ a Startup.

Learn

Students engage with startups tackling a diverse range of challenges and find a new passion.

Steps to Start @ a Startup

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FAQ

How much does the conference cost?

It’s free! All hotel, food, and miscellaneous costs are completely covered, and we reimburse travel expenses up to $100 per student.

Am I eligible to apply?

The application is open to all undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in startups. A background in engineering, computer science, or business development is recommended.

When should I apply?

Apply now! The final application deadline is August 15th.

I missed the first round application. Should I still apply?

Yes. Plenty of spots remain for students that apply in the second round. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so be sure to apply as soon as possible.

Participating Startups 


Stay tuned for more participating startups! 







 

Past Attendees 

"I got to meet and interview with five startups

in one day, all of which were a great match for my interests and skills. A traditional career fair can never provide the same level of personalized interaction. Drew Houston, for instance, sat behind a small group of us attending a Dropbox information session and answered questions intermittently. Hearing him and other prominent founders talk about their approach to scaling a business idea was invaluable.”

- Rishabh Kabra’14, MIT

"The conference gave me a personal connection

to several startups, leading first to an internship then a full-time job. After attending both conferences, I can confidently say it is the event most responsible for where I am today.”

- Benjamin Vishny’14 Brown University

Presented By

Business Today

Founded in 1968 by three Princeton undergraduates as 501(c)3 student-run non-profit, Business Today creates a meaningful dialogue between student and business leaders from across the globe while prioritizing equal access and opportunity. After 46 years, over 100 magazines, and more than 50 conferences, Business Today continues to be at the forefront of student-executive engagement.

Sequoia Capital

Sequoia Capital helps founders turn imaginative ideas into enduring companies. As the “Entrepreneurs Behind the Entrepreneurs,” the Sequoia team has worked closely with legendary founders such as Steve Jobs of Apple, Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner of Cisco, Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley of YouTube, and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn. Sequoia is now helping the next generation of innovators build the lasting companies of tomorrow.

Contact Us


Questions or comments? Reach out to the Start @ a Startup Conference team at startup@businesstoday.org