Startup Stairway – Bringing more women into the entrepreneurial ecosystem!


Startup Stairway is an action designed to foster female activity as entrepreneurs by exposing them to a startup experience early in their careers. The action is part of Supernovas, an initiative of the European Institute of Technology under the EIT Women Entrepreneurship and Leadership Program.

Who can apply?

On one hand, young women from STEAM careers looking for a first (or second) professional experience in a high tech or deep tech startup or scaleup.

On the other hand, deep and high tech startups or scaleups, seeking new hires for their technical and scientific teams and committed to improve the gender balance of their teams.

What do we offer?

For the students (or recent graduates), we offer a paid internship in a deep tech or high tech startup or scaleup located in Europe.

For the startups and scaleups, we offer access to excellent female talent and resources to balance the gender of their teams.

Key dates

  • Call Opening: June 2022
  • Call closing: August 2022
  • Selection process: August 2022
  • Internship: Starting from September 2022

Apply by 31 August 2022! (Call deadline extended)

For applying, please fill in and complete the online application form in English

For any questions, please reach out to:

Natalia Méndez

Project Manager