January 2 - 12, 2019.
The Start! Program distills our longer programs into two weeks - ideal for students who want international experience without sacrificing semester coursework or summer opportunities. During your micro-internship, you can expect to work on a small team of Sage Corps Fellows to complete a project for a global startup, while also taking advantage of everything your program city has to offer.
Before the program begins, you’ll have access to the same online curriculum as our full-time Fellows. We will then source potential projects – problems that our partner startups want to solve. Then, Fellows will divide into teams of 4- 6 and work together to build solutions from scratch — from idea to prototype.
Over the next two weeks, you and your team will conduct research and build a pitch deck to be presented to the “client” startup (usually their CEO or CTO). Along the way, you’ll attend professional events in the startup community, enjoy some free time to explore your host city, and get to know a like-minded group of top students from across the U.S. For campus organizations or faculty-led courses that would like a customized group experience, we can also accommodate those frameworks. You’ll walk away with new knowledge, skills, and real consulting experience to add to your resume.
START! PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Sage Corps Start! program is an intensive two-week program unlike any other. Here’s what sets us apart:
1. PRE-DEPARTURE MODULES
Before you leave, you’ll complete an online curriculum designed to prepare you for an immersive professional experience. The curriculum is personalized to each student, but may include courses on startup skills, professional networking, and cultural preparations. Leading up to the program, we will also divide the group into teams and assign clients tartups.
2. ON-SITE ORIENTATION
Upon arrival in your program city, you’ll attend an initial orientation designed to acquaint you with your new home and prepare you to make the most out of your experience. You will also meet with your “client” startup to better-understand the problem for which you will need to build a solution with your assigned consulting team.
3. START! PROGRAM
Once you’re settled in, the intensive two-week program begins. Here’s what a sample itinerary might look like: