Business Development Representative

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With only a 4% acceptance rate, SV Academy is a competitive 12 week, online, part-time, business development fellowship where participants receive mentorship and hands-on training from top business executives at Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Upon completion, fellows transition into a full-time Sales Development Representative (SDR) job at a fast-growing startup in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York City and other major U.S. cities.

  • 20-hour weekly commitment during the 12-week training component and willingness to work at an SV Academy employer partner for one year post-training.
  • Ability to learn virtually and complete assignments online, including interview preparation, business development exercises, and communication skills development.
  • Completion of a real-world internship with a high-growth startup (this is included in the 10-15 hour fellowship commitment).
  • Bachelor's degree holder or within 60 days of graduation
  • U.S. citizen or Green Card holder
  • Willing to relocate to one of our employer partner locations in various major U.S. cities

Job Placement:

Our startup partners include companies such as SurveyMonkey, Palo Alto Networks, and Optimizely, just to name a few. Our 100+ SaaS partners all have small, high-power, entrepreneurial business development teams with opportunities for growth within the organization.

An average starting salary of an SV Academy graduate is $78,000 (OTE).

Why was SV Academy created?

SV Academy was created to help non-technical employees break into the tech world with a great starting salary and a network of support from top executives.