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Remote – Nature’s Fynd – Extern

My name is Erin Roth and I work on the finance team at Nature’s Fynd – we’re an alternative protein company based out of Chicago that’s developed a novel fermentation technology to grow protein from a microbe originally discovered in Yellowstone. We opened our production facility earlier this year, which we announced when we closed our $80M Series B with Generation Investment Management, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, and several others.

I lead our economics work and am currently recruiting for an extern to join our team this fall/winter.  Please reach out to eroth@naturesfynd.com if you are interested!

Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods that both nourish people and nurture the planet.

We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.
The Economics Extern will play a critical role in developing economic models to guide the commercialization of our novel fermentation technology. We are looking for someone who is both passionate about sustainability and biotechnology and looking to accelerate their professional development. The role is based in Chicago (with flexibility for remote work environment) with flexible start dates in ~September 2020 and will last ~3-6 months. Compensation will be in line with industry standards.

What you will do:

    • Conduct economic modeling to guide long-term commercialization strategies
    • Collaborate across the organization, working closely with manufacturing and R&D to guide scale-up decisions
    • Build relationships with critical third-party partners to support efforts

Your Profile:

      • Highly Analytical and Organized:  you can quickly drive to insights, finding scrappy ways to solve complex problems, while maintaining attention to detail and organization
      • Strategic Thinking and Intellectual Rigor:  you can balance thorough analysis with high-level strategic thinking to focus on what matters most
      • Comfort with Ambiguity: you are comfortable with taking nebulous concepts with limited direction and translating them into concrete insights and actions
      • Kind, Optimistic, and Fun: you enjoy collaborating on challenging problems and investing in the success of those around you

Preferred Qualifications:

    • 1-3 years of experience in financial modeling & analysis
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience with biotechnology, manufacturing, or supply chain analytics a plus

Apply here https://jobs.lever.co/naturesfynd/948ebbc2-6878-4286-b625-233665769cb6

Durham – Durham Delivers – Coordinator

The American Underground and Discover Durham collaborated with local restaurants to launch a site that allows local residents to order from local establishments and receive their food at a convenient, nearby drop-off point. This is important as it cuts out the Grubhub type apps that are charging 30% for their delivery service and eliminating small business profit/break-even.

Durham Delivers (DurhamDelivers.org) is a clean, one-page site focused on driving support of Durham restaurants and building community among residents. The site showcases restaurants offering one-stop delivery to neighborhood parks/common areas on a rotating basis every Friday and Saturday. Residents can visit the site, see which restaurants are delivering to their neighborhood park and when, and click away from the page directly to the restaurant of their choosing. When the food is delivered, residents can enjoy eating together or taking the food home. And know they’re supporting local restaurants.

There is no fee for the delivery and restaurants are able to keep more of their margins by not using other delivery apps. Discover Durham and other partners will lead the marketing and promotion of this and will rely on neighborhood listservs to drive interest in the service.

It’s roughly 8-10hrs/week max and focused on marketing the program to area residents, collaborating with participating residents to ensure logistics and operations are smooth, and expanding the program beyond the initial pilot of 8 restaurants.

Unfortunately, because this is all volunteer driven, we do not have funding for this–all resources are going to the restaurants to keep them alive right now.

If interested please email cara@discoverdurham.com

Remote – Launch Factory – Graduate Intern

We are looking for a Graduate Intern to join Launch Factory, a venture studio in San Diego, CA, in Fall 2020and Winter 2021. This position is unpaid. Interested candidates may apply here: bit.ly/LF-2020-Grad-Internship

Launch Factory Overview

Launch Factory is a startup studio that provides a pathway to entrepreneurship for those with the ability and passion to build a successful company.We source and develop concepts for our future businesses, then recruit talented entrepreneurs to launch and grow these new startups. We believe our rigorous due diligence, founder selection, and incubation process can address many common causes of startup failure and increase the success rate of our companies.

The Innovation Team

The successful candidate will join our innovation team. This group drives the idea generation and acquisition for potential ventures, the preliminary and secondary market research, and all the due diligence to qualify and develop great start-ups.

Responsibilities & Duties

•Evaluate and forecast financial performance for new business opportunities to assess their financial feasibility

•Lead primary and secondary research to evaluate target markets and start-up opportunities.

•Coordinate and assist in all internal ideation activities (e.g. facilitate brainstorming sessions, evaluate ideas for further refinement, etc.)

•Support outreach activities to establish reliable idea sources.

Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for someone with an outstanding track record, with excellent attention to details and an owner mindset. You should have:

•An MBA or graduate degree in any related field (business, management, engineering, mathematics, product design)

•Previous experience in consulting, venture capital or start-ups

•Familiarity with design-thinking frameworks

•Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to communicate with senior stakeholders

•Proficiency in Excel; R or Python is a plus.

Remote – Launch Factory – Undergraduate Intern

We are looking for an undergraduate Intern to join Launch Factory, a venture studio in San Diego, CA, in Fall 2020 or Winter 2021.

This position is unpaid. Interested candidates may apply here: https://www.ondemandassessment.com/link/index/JB-BELPVHIPL?u=181700

Launch Factory Overview: Launch Factory is a startup studio that provides a pathway to entrepreneurship for those with the ability and passion to build a successful company.We source and develop concepts for our future businesses, then recruit talented entrepreneurs to launch and grow these new startups. We believe our rigorous due diligence, founder selection, and incubation process can address many common causes of startup failure and increase the success rate of our companies.

The Innovation Team

The successful candidate will join our innovation team. This group drives the idea generation and acquisition for potential ventures, the preliminary and secondary market research, and all the due diligence to qualify and develop great start-ups.

Responsibilities & Duties

•Execute primary and secondary research to evaluate target markets and start-up opportunities.

•Assist with evaluation and financial forecasting for new business opportunities to assess their feasibility

•Support all internal ideation activities (e.g.: facilitate brainstorming session, evaluate ideas for further refinement, etc…)

•Support outreach activities to establish reliable idea sources.Qualifications and ExperienceWe are looking for someone with an outstanding track record, with excellent attention to details and an owner mindset.

You should have:

•A degree in any related field (business, management, engineering, mathematics, product design). We will also consider students that are graduating in 2021.

•Experience in evaluating new ideas and business planning.

•Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to communicate with senior stakeholders

•Proficiency in Excel; R or Python is a plus.

•Familiarity with design-thinking frameworks is a plus

Durham – Trado – Technical Lead

Technical Lead / Full Stack Engineer, Leadership Team

Learn more and apply here:  https://tradobooks.com/careers/technical-lead-/-full-stack-engineer-leadership-team

About Trado

Trado is the world’s first voice to book technology company with a goal to democratise the self-publishing industry. In its simplest form, Trado is a book-writing service, built for everyone with a vision to use technology to preserve and share our stories. Our platform creates professionally-written content through accessible, data-driven technology solutions. We are a remote-first company, with headquarters in Durham, NC and London, UK.  Learn more at tradobooks.com/about.

Responsibilities

As the technical lead joining our leadership team, you will be mission-critical for Trado success.  This is an exciting role where you will have a major impact across the entire team through optimizing web services, building in-house applications, overseeing technical projects and a host of other areas.  We’re looking for programmers who want to be a part of developing, maintaining, and scaling our software. You will be part of a small family within Trado that has a huge impact on the world.

→ You will build scalable infrastructure to manage our writers, engineers and customers.

→ You will design and maintain ownership of Trado’s in-house applications.

→ You are expected to bring a voice to the table throughout the full development lifecycle.

→ As an early member of a lean startup, you will gain across-the-board, hands-on experience including fundraising, hiring and management of new hires and interns.

Requirements

→ BS or higher in Computer Science, a related technical field involving coding (e.g., physics or mathematics), or equivalent technical experience

→ Experience with algorithms, data structures and software development.  Familiarity with Python, MySQL, Node.js and AWS are a plus.

→ Analytical approach coupled with solid communication skills and a sense of ownership.  Proven project leadership skills are a plus.

→ Ability to diagnose technical problems, debug code, and automate routine tasks.

→ An ideator with a passion for ways Trado will grow and develop

→ An entrepreneurial spirit that enjoys creating possibilities

→ Strong collaborator who enjoys working with a fast-paced team

→ Non-negotiable — A hunger to learn, a readiness to experience a fast growing start-up and a shared passion for our mission.:

What’s Next?

This is an equity-heavy, minimum salaried position, with the expectation of competitive salaried pay within the first 3-months of employment.  If interested in being a part of our team please send your resume and a cover letter to hello@tradobooks.com.

At Trado, we’re all about telling stories. Why not start yours with us?

RDU Area – Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster – Analyst

RTCC: The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is an industry-funded, nonprofit initiative of business, government, academic, and nonprofit leaders focused on accelerating cleantech innovation and economic growth in the Research Triangle region. RTCC’s vision is to create cleaner communities through cleantech innovation and adoption.

 DELIVERABLE: A research report that characterizes the firms located within North Carolina’s Research Triangle region that are engaged in cleantech. The research will define industry verticals, interrelation of industries, and describe which industries are dynamic and growing.

COMPENSATION: Fee to be determined. Please contact Susan Sanford with questions and if you have interest: susan@researchtrianglecleantech.org, 919-334-4078.

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster is seeking to hire an experienced economic analyst/consultant with proficiency in the cleantech sector to complete a follow-on study to initial taxonomy research completed in 2013. Alternatively, this research may be provided through service learning via faculty and graduate students. This research would uncover new and growing sub-industries in the region. A successful product will substantively:

  1. Consolidate “general knowledge” of the cleantech industry in the region
  2. Update the list of firms in the smart energy vertical and in RTCC’s prior taxonomy report
  3. Describe the core strengths of the region, including basic capabilities of firms in subindustries
  4. Describe where local firms fit in the value chain
  5. Illustrate value chain linkages across cleantech verticals
  6. Describe near-term trends, i.e., which industries are growing and shrinking
  7. Inventory the firms in the cleantech industry in the 13-county Research Triangle region
  8. Assign the firms to technology categories; count the number, employment, and sales of firms
  9. Describe public and private supporting institutions and assets for top three, industry verticals.

BACKGROUND: RTCC is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization. RTCC’s primary source of revenue is membership dues. RTCC was established as a marketing organization in 2013 to market the Research Triangle region as a global destination for cleantech innovation. In 2016, RTCC’s membership model expanded to enable tiers of membership to welcome organizations of different sizes and stages of growth. This “larger tent” elicited different value propositions for organizations to be part of RTCC, i.e., wherein multinational firms funded the marketing and talent attraction mission, smaller corporations have expressed interest in business development with other members and organizations in the region.

The 2019-2021 EDA RiS grant provided framework for RTCC to expand its work toward convening and soft, project facilitation through developing a NC Cleantech Corridor—convening local governments to brainstorm on their energy needs with RTCC members and utilities in the room to hear firsthand the “aggregate voice of the customer.”

By January 2021, RTCC will have identified strategies to replace the EDA funding either with increased membership revenue—a function of a highly-articulated, value proposition—and/or with public funds in the form of a grant or ideally, state, legislative allocation.

Durham, NC – Audacity Labs – Internships

Audacity Labs is an innovation incubator and after-school program for teens, where teams of high school student entrepreneurs work together to conceive, develop, and launch new ventures. We offer a working space, connections, and a structured program of content and coaching. Through an entrepreneurial curriculum, series of field trips, and constant support from both undergraduate students and successful individuals from around the Triangle, Audacity Labs seeks to provide high school students with the opportunity to participate in the entrepreneurial spirit that is permeating Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill.

1.   DETAILS

A.     HOURS

i.         8 hours a day (not including 1-hour lunch break)

ii.         All national holidays off. Meetings can be remote.

iii.         June 8 – Aug 14

B.     SUPERVISORS

i.         Quinci King – B.A. ‘20

ii.         Manuel Hernandez – B.A. ‘20

iii.         Matt Nash — Managing Director for Social Entrepreneurship

C.     LOCATION

i.         ReCity

1.     Durham Co-Working space focused on social impact.

2.   Positions

A.     Curriculum Developer

i.         Work alongside the executive team and I&E department to create summer and full schoolyear programming. These are two timeframes that are more extensive than Audacity Labs has ever catered to before, so we are looking to hire someone to build out our entrepreneurship focused curriculum. This is the core of Audacity Labs, and you will have a massive job shaping the experience of our student participants.

ii.         Tasks

1.     Transform Audacity Labs’ curriculum as we look to expand to more students over the summer and the next year.

2.     Plan field trips, workshops and speeches from influential figures in the start-up community in the Triangle in an attempt to educate students on the diversity, entrepreneurship, and history of Durham.

3.     Work with past Audacity Labs participants to receive feedback regarding how to optimize the program’s reach, impact, and success as we attempt to provide more offerings outside of typical business skills.

B.     Fundraising and External Relations

i.         As a nonprofit, fundraising and external relations are very important. From grant writing to attending community partner meetings to interacting with sponsors, this role is vital for the health and success of Audacity Labs. In this role, you will be responsible for helping obtain the resources, whether physical, monetary, or otherwise, that will allow Audacity Labs to provide the best experience for a diverse set of individuals.

ii.         Tasks

1.     Work with the Executive Director to create a database of grants and timelines for the entire grant writing process while maintaining a Grant Calendar which shows when a grant application and/or report is due.

2.     Work with coaches, mentors, and students to identify areas of needs where a grant would help solve a problem or fill a need.

3.     Attend community and volunteer events with Audacity Labs to share information with attendees about what we do and how to get involved.

4.     Create and implement outreach strategies that engage corporate and community sponsors to want to engage with Audacity Labs

3.   Qualifications

i.         Current enrollment status as a freshman, sophomore, or junior undergraduate student at Duke University

ii.         A GPA of 3.2 or higher

iii.         An extreme passion for innovation, entrepreneurship, and teamwork

iv.         Experience in leadership roles, team management, and/or prior classroom experience with Durham High School students

v.         Exceptional problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills (verbal and written), as well as attention to detail

vi.         Ability to multitask and work independently, as well as will team members to collectively meet proposal deadlines

vii.         Proficiency using Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office

viii.         Availability to work for the dates provided above and located in Durham

New York – AlphaSights – Associate Program

Available Start Dates: January 2021

Associate – Client Service Team

What should the start of your career look like? Do you look for an introduction to the world of business and exposure to a wide variety of industries? A role offering autonomy and measurable personal impact? A clear path towards leading your own team and managing blue-chip client relationships in two years’ time? Running your own multimillion-dollar book of business in five years?

If this resonates with you, read on.

AlphaSights is the world’s knowledge partner, comprised of ambitious professionals committed to accelerating progress for our clients and our people alike. From the moment you join us as an Associate, you’ll have significant autonomy and personal responsibility. You’ll receive training and professional development opportunities to help you excel in your role. Hard work, drive, and a commitment to delivering results will put you on a path to becoming a Manager in around two years from joining us, and a Vice President in around five.

All along, you’ll be working in the company of like-minded, driven colleagues from across the globe: we work as one global team that’s dedicated to growing our business, improving ourselves, supporting one another, and celebrating wins together. Our alumni go on to join some of the world’s most prestigious companies or pursue further study at top graduate schools.

About AlphaSights

AlphaSights provides global investment and business professionals with on-demand access to business expertise across all industries and geographies. Through AlphaSights, decision makers from investment management, private equity, management consulting, and corporates connect with a dynamic network of industry experts that provide qualitative and quantitative market insights, industry expertise, and execution support. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and our global team of 700+ professionals in nine offices on three continents, we support our clients 24/7 around the globe. AlphaSights regularly ranks as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. Learn more at alphasights.com.

The Role

As an Associate, you’ll act as the connection point between our clients and industry experts. Your role is to understand clients’ knowledge gaps and identify experts with the knowledge that can address them. You’ll need to think quickly yet critically, conduct high-level research on companies and industries, and identify the world’s best experts with the right experience and insights to address our clients’ questions. You’ll spend considerable time on phone and email reaching out to people and assessing whether they possess the knowledge our clients seek, and you’ll connect qualified experts to our clients.

Working on several client requests at once, you’ll quickly develop effective project, client, communication, and time management skills. This is a fast-paced, commercial role with a clear focus on results and revenue generation, and Associates who succeed at AlphaSights often embark on successful careers in commercial and operational leadership.

Find out more about the AlphaSights career path here.

What We Look For

AlphaSights welcomes candidates with different backgrounds and experiences. Here are some qualities that many of our successful applicants possess:

  • Strong academic credentials gained from any undergraduate major
  • Innate curiosity and excitement about the world of business, ideally evidenced through choice of undergraduate degree, past internships, etc.
  • High levels of extracurricular involvement and leadership
  • A client-first mindset, which means a relentless commitment to work on clients’ behalf and surpass their expectations
  • The drive and resilience to deliver excellent service amidst tight timelines and changing circumstances
  • Growth mindset: the ability to develop in your role over time and view setbacks as learning opportunities

What You Can Expect 

  • A fast-paced environment with measurable deliverables and a focus on results
  • The opportunity to gain transferable skills, including results-oriented research, sales, negotiation, commercial acumen, professional communication, and project and time management
  • A team-oriented, strongly supportive culture emphasizing transparency, continuous feedback, professional development, and celebrating wins
  • A professional development team that works to ensure that you’re supported and on a clear career trajectory both within our firm and beyond
  • Comprehensive medical benefits (health, vision, and dental)
  • Subsidized lunch program, corporate gym discounts, monthly team events, free breakfast & snacks

Requirements

  • 0-3 years work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, with strong academic credentials and noteworthy extracurricular leadership
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in a relevant foreign language is a plus

Hiring timelines

  • We hire on a rolling basis until our program is full

AlphaSights is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note that unfortunately we are unable to sponsor visas for this position.

Remote – Real Estate Tech Startup – Website Developer

Website Developer (unpaid)

 About our venture

 This is a student-run venture founded by two students, one at Duke and one at Cornell. Our venture is a real estate matching service that provides landlords and tenants with the best fit possible by reversing the rental process. Think eHarmony for real estate.

Our mission is to increase transparency in the right places, showing off each tenant’s reliability while eliminating bias by removing demographical information from tenants’ profiles. Landlords find the best tenant possible, while tenants don’t have to spend hours searching for an apartment.

Job Description

 We are looking for a full stack developer, open to the idea of becoming our third and final co-founder. This should be a student who will be dedicated to the venture while also staying true to our mission and values.

We have proven demand through market research and developed a functional wireframe for the product. Our website developer will be tasked with building the front and back end of this platform as a minimum viable product (MVP) and eventually a fully functional website.

Job Requirements

·      Full stack development experience

·      Willing to learn about the real estate industry and our product’s implications

·      Willing to take part in entrepreneurship programs offered through Duke and Cornell

·      Some interest in business and entrepreneurship beyond just the technical aspect

·      Capable of developing products that are user-friendly and highly functional

Contact Us

If you are interested in this position, email Ryan at rpt11@duke.edu or Chase at cm784@cornell.edu

Remote – The Massapequa Tutor – Software Engineering Intern

Software Engineering Intern (Unpaid)

About The Massapequa Tutor

The Massapequa Tutor (TMT) is a K-12 peer tutoring company founded in 2016 based on Long Island, New York. Our mission is to exceed parents’ expectations of a tutoring session through the use of young, personable, and engaging tutors who not only help their student perform academically but also act as peers to inspire their student to achieve greatness. Our core values include Commitment to the customer, Attention to detail, Convenience, and Passion. We specialized in one-on-one subject tutoring and SAT/ACT group classes, as well as hold group classes for major exams.

Job Description

We’re currently undergoing a huge pivot to change the way peer tutoring occurs and our company operates, and we’re looking for engineering talent to help us craft an innovative solution. You will not only be building but helping shape our product strategy and contribute to our vision.

Job Requirements

  • Front-end development experience (any platform), full stack preferred
  • Willing to work in an agile environment
  • Be able to devote at least 10-15 hours per week on this role
  • Be able to think strategically, analytically, and creatively
  • Be a fervent learner; we do not expect you to know everything for this role, but we expect your to know what to do when you do not know something
  • Be an immaculate communicator
  • Be incredibly organized
  • Passion about this position and our mission
  • Be able to prioritize well
  • Be able to take ownership over a problem
  • Be customer obsessed
  • Be radically transparent
  • Be humble

Application Process

There will be a first round interview with our CTO to assess technical skills and a second-round with our CEO to assess cultural fit. The deadline will be Friday June 12th. Apply here: https://forms.gle/R6seHX6fBeHLSGB18. Please direct any questions to info@themassapequatutor.com.

 

 

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