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

Our Belief

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

By connecting companies directly with vetted students looking for work in the startup or small business world, we lower the cost and risk of hiring, which incentivizes more companies to hire and more students to call San Antonio their home.

Our Story

Every year, our goal grows to connect more students with even more companies, and create even more value for the San Antonio economy and growing startup and small business scene!


Founded in 2016, Students + Startups was started in partnership between Trinity University, the 80|20 Foundation, and Geekdom.


We connected 15 students with 13 companies.


We connected 38 students with 29 companies.


We connected 61 students with 38 companies.


We connected 69 students with 39 companies. This is the first year we opened student applications to any undergraduate attending a college/university in the U.S.


We connected 76 students with 44 companies. S+S moved from Trinity University to the San Antonio Area Foundation, and also shifted our internship program remote due to COVID-19.

2020 Fall Pilot

We connected 34 students with 22 companies

2021 Summer

We connected 65 students with 39 companies, and got the opportunity to run an in-person program again.

2021 Fall

We connected 16 students with 12 companies.

Our Team

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Alexandra Frey

Executive Director, 80|20 Foundation

Word on the street

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