Talent + Opportunity

We believe that a startup internship can profoundly impact a student’s professional future, as well as give growing companies a huge boost in talent and capacity. San Antonio’s future economy depends on growing and retaining top talent, and we believe we can help.

By matching companies directly with students looking for work in the startup world, we can lower the cost and risk of hiring, incentivizing more companies to hire and more students to stick around San Antonio.

Our Story

Founded in 2016, Students + Startups is a collaboration between Trinity University, the 80/20 Foundation and Geekdom. In our first year, we connected 15 students with 13 companies. In 2017, we connected 38 students with 29 companies

This year, our goal is to match 120 students with even more companies, and create even more value for the San Antonio economy and growing startup scene!

Trinity University 80/20 Foundation Geekdom

S+S in the News

Trinity University’s Students + Startups to Expand Nationwide in 2019

https://www.startupssanantonio.com/studentsstartups-to-expand-nationwide-in-2019


Trinity University discusses ‘Students + Startups’ on Cyber Talk Radio

https://www.jungledisk.com/blog/2018/03/20/students-startups-cyber-talk-radio-episode-77


‘Students + Startups’ to Help Talent Find Opportunity in San Antonio

https://therivardreport.com/students-startups-helps-talent-find-its-place-in-san-antonio/

Trinity to Pilot “Students + Startups”

https://new.trinity.edu/news/trinity-pilot-students-startups


Pilot program links Trinity University students with startups at Geekdom

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2016/04/15/pilot-program-links-trinity-university-students.html

Meet the team

Luis Martinez Photo

Luis Martinez

Director, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

lmartin6@trinity.edu

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Carmen Aramanda

Program Manager, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

caramand@trinity.edu

Jessica Tamayo Photo

Jessica Tamayo

Program Coordinator, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

jtamayo@trinity.edu


Thu Nguyen Photo

Thu Nguyen

Programs Manager, 80/20 Foundation

thu@8020foundation.com

Alex Frey Photo

Alexandra Frey

Executive Director, 80/20 Foundation

alex@8020foundation.com

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