Joining a Start-up

A start-up is defined here as an organization 3 years of age or younger.

7%
$125,000
Start-ups median base salary
Industries represented
  • Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Entertainment / Media
  • Nonprofit / Government
Functions Represented
  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Other
Locations Represented
United States 95%  
Midwest
5%  
Northeast
57%  
South
5%  
Southwest
2%  
West
26%  
International 5%  
Asia
5%  
Founding a business
Number of founders
57%
Have a cofounder
50%
Connected with a cofounder at HBS
19
Businesses making social impact
3.69
Average number of employees
When Decided to start business
  • Prior to coming to HBS
  • Summer between 1st Year & 2nd Year
  • 2nd Year Term III
  • 2nd Year Term IV
  • 1st Year Term II
  • 1st Year Term I
Industries Represented
  • Financial Services
  • Technology
  • Services
  • Consumer Products
  • Entertainment / Media
  • Health Care
  • Nonprofit / Government
  • Retail / Trading
Locations Represented
United States 76%  
Other United States
2%  
Mid-Atlantic
2%  
Midwest
3%  
Northeast
38%  
South
6%  
Southwest
6%  
West
19%  
International 24%  
Asia
10%  
Canada
3%  
Europe
3%  
Latin America
5%  
Middle East & North Africa
2%  
Sub Saharan Africa
2%