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What is START Academy?

The START Academy is a program that connects international students and companies within the European Startup system for a project-based internship. It is flexible, goal-oriented and simple.

Startups, VC's or CB's

It's about variety. Welcomed are all kind of Startups, Venture Capital, Accelerators, Incubators, Family Offices etc.

be flexible...

... about the expected working hours. We encourage our students to spare at least 15h/week, but full-time is not focus.


Reduce time of induction; increase motivation by defining concrete projects upfront to apply on. More infos below.


Increase your awareness by becoming creative. More infos below.

Getting something of your list

Why participate?

This Organisation has been encouraging students for a startup career for almost two decades now. Help us with our vision of becoming the biggest student-run agency for internships in the European Startup Scene, and we help you with: 

Backing up new talents

Project-based Internships?

Students apply to projects, not positions.

Every Company usually has dozens of initiatives aligned, but not enough time to elaborate on them. This is the time to scratch off some points of that list. Instead of offering typical positions, you’ll have to define real projects, like market research, social media coverage, developing new features 

This way we want to reduce time waisted and ensure, that our Interns contribute meaningfully. 


  1. Find a nice name (like “Ninja Report” from HIMYM)
  2. Select who you are looking for (Dev, Business, Designer)
  3. Add descriptions
  4. Add expected time expenditure (least amount of hours/week your intern should be able to despair)
  5. define if single or group project 

HINT: Include “WHY” in your projects for students to motivate!

IMPORTANT: The projects, as well as the Creative will only be viewable to our registered students, and only registered students.

What's the Creative?

Its your turn to be creative!

The Creative’s goal is to get the students attention. Clicking on it, we’ll redirect to your own landing page within the START Academy portal with more details and, of course, the projects descriptions.


    • Your company’s name, logo, colors, product
    • Impression of what you do
    • Who you are looking for 
    • Image format: 300×240 (wide x heigth)

HINT: Only one Creative for each Company! 

IMPORTANT: The Creative, as well as the projects will only be viewable to our registered students, and only registered students.

When is it going down?

Find details below. 

1. Apply
01.06 - 01.08.2021

Fill out the form, submit your projects and create your Creative. We'll approve shortly after.
PS: To apply you don't need to have the Projects and Creative now. You can send them to us later.

2. Matching
07.08 - 31.08.2021

Here starts the fun part! The curtains fall and all projects will be available to our Students. During this time, you'll be busy receiving & managing applications.

3. Intern
01.09. - 30.11.2021

Finally! You found your talents. Now it's time to get some work done. We advise to stay close until they learn to fly.

Ready for new Talents?

*Registering does not obligate you to take someone! 

START Network

What is START?

START Erlangen-Nürnberg e.V. is a student association at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Georg Simon Ohm Technical University, which deals with all topics related to entrepreneurship and technological innovation. START has set itself the task of introducing students to the topic of entrepreneurship and giving them the opportunity to network and get to know the European startup scene. Our initiative is not only known at the Nuremberg universities, but also benefits from the international network of START Global with over nine European locations at leading universities – the head office is at the renowned University of St. Gallen.

Packages offered for Batch‘ 21. One-time Payment.
(START Erlangen-Nuremberg e.V is a non-profit organisation. Any support will be reinvested for upcoming generations) 




  • 3 Projects 
  • Social Media coverage
  • Creative size: 240×300 (HxW)




  • 3 Projects 
  • Social Media coverage
  • Creative size: 480×300 (HxW)
  • *Creative proposal 
  • Logo in presentations & website




  • 3 Projects 
  • Social Media coverage
  • Creative size: 480×300 (HxW)
  • *Creative proposals
  • Logo in presentations & website
  • **pre-selection of applicants

*Our Design-Team will design the „Creative“ for your company with x feedback loops.
**our HR-Team will review all incoming applications before forwarding them to you. Plus, you’ll receive extra applications.

Who are we?

Meet the Team behind.

Armin Welte

Tech Lead

Aarabi Darmakumar

Student Support

Freddy Feldmeier

Company Support

Lukas Mechs

Head of IT

Lena Pyka


Any Questions left?

Please don’t hesitate and contact us via mail:

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