Students + Startups is the bridge between top talent and career advancing opportunities in San Antonio.

Our Belief

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

By connecting companies directly with vetted applicants looking for work in the startup or small business world, we lower the cost and risk associated with hiring, incentivize more companies to participate and increase the potential for more young professionals to call San Antonio their home.

Our Story

Founded in 2016, Students + Startups was started in partnership between Trinity University, 80|20 Foundation and Geekdom. Since then, we have connected 422 candidates to 138 local startups and small businesses in San Antonio. Every year, we strive to attract more applicants and increase participating company partners, to continue to add value to the San Antonio economy and growing startup and small business community!


Year one. 15 interns secured a position at 13 companies.


We connected 38 interns with 29 companies.


61 interns secured a position with 38 companies.


Opened applications nationally. We filled 69 positions at 39 companies.


Provided a remote experience due to COVID-19. 76 interns secured a position with 44 companies.

2020 Fall Pilot

We extended 34 summer positions, part-time, into the fall at 22 participating companies.

2021 Summer

65 interns secured a position with 39 companies.

2021 Fall

16 summer positions extended part-time into the fall at 12 participating companies.

Our Team

Amanda Jauregui

Program Coordinator

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Zari Chipman

Program Coordinator

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Alexandra Frey

Executive Director

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