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Remote – MysteryMeals – Founding CTO

What is MysteryMeals?

MysteryMeals is a fun way to explore new dishes and restaurants in your area with the click of a button. We’re building an app. to eliminate the indecision in deciding on where to eat and the search costs involved in finding a new venue. In less than two weeks, we’ve amassed a waitlist of 100+ and $200+ in sales from beta users with a low-tech prototype and caught the eye of some sharks in the process.

Who are we looking for?

A founding CTO – someone to lead the product side of things, including but not limited to our user experience, product design, tech. stack, and backend development. To be compensated with a large equity stake.

What traits should you have for this role?

  • Passion about the problem
  • A great attitude – no “brilliant jerks”
  • A growth mentality – nobody knows everything, it is what you do when you don’t know something that matters more
  •  Radical transparency
  • Independent thinker – no “yes men”
  • Ownership over problems – we are the antithesis of a bureaucracy
  • Customer obsessed
  •  Team player – We>I, always
  • Long-term focus
  • Strategical thinker
  • Highly flexible – we will likely have to pivot more than once, so buckle up
  • Stellar communicator – you’ll need to sell the vision to future employees, stakeholders, and
    investors

Where should I reach out if interested in learning more?

Email me (Denna Huang) at dandanhuang226@gmail.com , or text me at 919.360.3553

Remote – Everharbor – Internship

Everharbor is seeking  Fall semester interns who are looking to improve their skills in any combination of the following areas:

  1. Social Media Content Creation + Management
  2. Digital Community Management + Email Marketing
  3. Full-Stack Development / Engineering (see tech stack below)

As we work toward revenue/fundraising, we do not have an hourly-rate budget allocated for interns. We are seeking interns who could participate as part of a class, for class credit (we would provide assessments, etc, as needed), or a low flat-rate stipend.

If interested email chris@thompsonandprince.com.

 

Remote – Battery Ventures – Internship

Battery’s part-time unpaid Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 internship program

Battery Ventures is now accepting applications for their Winter 2021 and Summer 2021 part-time unpaid internship program, which is run remotely given everything going on with COVID-19. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as the positions fill up quickly. To apply, please fill out this application here: https://forms.gle/PgMszNp5Jq1S3DEEA. Students advancing in the process will then be contacted for video interviews. For more information on this internship, please watch this 5-min video providing an overview of Battery Ventures and this 7-min video providing an overview of what to expect in the Battery internship. Battery led JMP’s March 2020 report with the most “Top 100” startups in its portfolio among any venture firm globally (see chart below).

Remote – Department of Defense – Tour of Duty Externship

The Department of Defense’s National Security Innovation Network, in partnership with Major League Hacking and Duke’s Phoenix Project, is launching a new tech externship enabling builders in your network to solve tech challenges for the military.

The Tour of Duty is a fully remote, paid externship where builders can serve their country over 90 days in 2020. We are keen to recruit a wide variety of U.S. citizens with varied skills (coding, prototyping, product management, design). We’d like to reach beyond full-time students so those taking gap years, or with careers disrupted by COVID, alumni, etc would be ideal candidates.

Applications for the fall cohort close in 2 days. Applicants may also indicate their interest in externships for the spring and summer.

The application is here.

Remote – Anthos Capital – Fall Venture Scout Internship

About Anthos Capital: Anthos Capital is a venture capital and growth equity firm in Los Angeles with $2B+ AUM focused on consumer and gaming investments. We’re investors in companies like Epic Games, Honey, and MZ.

The Opportunity: We’re looking to bring on a handful of students interested in video games and esports to work closely with our investment team to evaluate games. No investing experience is necessary for the role. Students will play an active role in giving feedback on play-tests, oftentimes for highly anticipated, pre-launched titles. Students will also help our team identify up-and-coming games that have the potential for commercial success. Essentially you’ll be playing video games for work 🙂

This is a remote role with an immediate start date and a flexible end date. We would love to work with our top students into the next semester, summer, and beyond.  The time commitment is 5-10 hours a week and provides anyone interested in the venture capital industry a unique look at the deal sourcing process. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We anticipate spots to be filled by October 1st. We look forward to hearing from you!

RTP – Triangle Impact Challenge 2021: FlyRDU – Design Challenge

TRIANGLE PARTNERS KICK OFF IMPACT CHALLENGE 2021: FlyRDU

Cash Prizes Offered For Ideas That Make Air Travel Safer During a Pandemic

 

RDU AIRPORT N.C. — Airline travel has taken a huge hit from the coronavirus shutdown, yet it has always been a vital part of the global and regional economy.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is already helping passengers fly with confidence by increasing its cleaning and disinfecting practices, requiring that masks be worn in the airport, encouraging physical distancing and using touchless technology. Now RDU wants to identify additional ways to make air travel safe and welcoming by tapping into the talents of local universities and research institutes.

RDU is working with Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill and RTI International to improve the air travel experience by finding more ways to keep passengers safe and healthy during the parking, ticketing, screening, waiting, shopping, dining and boarding processes.

They’ve launched the Triangle Impact Challenge 2021: FlyRDU with $120,000 in prizes to look for these solutions by tapping into the region’s most innovative minds.

For example, is it possible to make the journey from a person’s car to their seat on board the aircraft completely touchless? Can passengers be screened and processed without standing in line? What incentives might help passengers behave more safely?

“RDU is committed to protecting the health of everyone who visits the airport and safely welcoming passengers back to air travel,” said Michael J. Landguth, president & CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. “This challenge is an opportunity for local students, faculty and employees of the consortium to design and develop innovative solutions that redefine the future of safe travel.”

Participants will be allowed to examine any aspect of the airport’s operation, from cleaning and disinfecting protocols to queuing procedures and building design. The submissions could range from new technologies to proposed health screenings, operational adjustments or any other advancement that could improve the travel experience by limiting the spread of illness.

The FlyRDU Challenge kicks off this month with a broad appeal inviting students, faculty and staff and university-affiliated startups at Duke, N.C. Central, N.C. State, UNC and RTI International to consider submitting proposals. The first round of projects are due Nov. 16 and will be judged by a panel of experts before finalists are announced the week of Dec. 21, 2020.

The finalists will pitch their projects during an event on the week of Jan. 18, 2021 and the winners will be announced the following week. Challenge organizers also plan to involve angel investors and startup company expertise in the region to help some of these ideas rapidly achieve marketability.

“Times of crisis like this can inspire great leaps forward in innovation and technology, we’ve seen that before,” said Lawrence Carin, vice president for research at Duke University. “I think it’s a terrific idea to call on this region’s creative and entrepreneurial spirit to try to improve the air travel we all depend on so much.”

“Innovation thrives and accelerates when people who have diverse sets of expertise come together to solve problems that are pressing and complex,” said Judith Cone, vice chancellor for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development at UNC-Chapel Hill. “Launching this challenge is a smart way to coalesce inventive minds around air-travel challenges. This collaboration will engage innovators from universities in our region who bring the ingenuity, scientific knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to make an immediate economic and health impact at RDU and create a model of innovation for the entire industry.”

“NC State University is excited to be a part of this critically important innovation challenge,” said Tom Miller, senior vice provost and executive director of NC State Entrepreneurship.  “Recently ranked by the Bush Institute among the top 20 U.S. universities for innovation impact, we are eager to help solve these problems created by the pandemic.”

“This area has world-class expertise in public health, virology, engineering and human factors design,” said James Gibson, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, RTI International. “Surely we can apply what we know to the challenges now being faced by the air travel industry and come up with solutions that will help everyone, not just in the Piedmont of NC, but around the world.”

To learn more about the Triangle Impact Challenge 2021: FlyRDU please visit https://bit.ly/FlyRDU, sponsored by Agorize.

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WEBSITE: https://duke.agorize-platform.com/en/challenges/triangleimpact-flyrdu/agreements?lang=en

NYC/Remote – The Massapequa Tutor – Technical Lead

Technical Lead

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 students perform academically but also act as peers to inspire their students 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

  • Full stack development experience, preferably with the following environments & languages: React, Typescript, C#, ASP.NET Core, MariaDB, ElasticSearch, AWS, GitHub, Swagger API
  • Willing to work in an agile environment
  • Be able to devote at least 10-20 hours per week on this role
  • Be able to think strategically, analytically, and creatively
  • Be an immaculate communicator
  • Be incredibly organized
  • Passion about this position and our mission
  • Be able to prioritize well
  • Be radically transparent
  • Be humble
  • Passion about the problem
  • A great attitude – no “brilliant jerks”
  • A growth mentality – nobody knows everything, it is what you do when you don’t know something that matters more
  • Independent thinker – no “yes men”
  • Ownership over problems – we are the antithesis of a bureaucracy
  • Customer obsessed
  • Team player – We>I, always
  • Long-term focus
  • Highly flexible – we will likely have to pivot more than once, so buckle up
  • Bias towards action

Compensation
This is an equity-only position, with compensation expected to be between 7.5-15% on a typical four-year, one-year cliff vesting schedule. We have not raised any funding yet, but in the event of a capital raise, there is an expected amount of dilution to bring on the investors and an option pool. The value you bring to the team and the progress we make will boost the valuation to offset this 🙂

Questions/Next Steps
Email any questions to themassapequatutor@gmail.com
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, so reach out early!
The next steps would include a technical and behavioral interview.

Apply here!

Remote – Black Fire Ventures – Part-time Internship

Black Fire Ventures wants to continue its projects this Fall and are looking for new students to join the following teams:

  • Gaming
  • Elephants
  • Journalism
  • Venture Capital
  • Strategy

The Specific Skills BFV is looking for from these students include:

  1. Game Developers experience using Unity (2)
  2. Electrical Engineer gaming (1)
  3. Applied Mathematics (1)
  4. Marketing/Communications/PR (1)
  5. Mobile Application Development (we have someone in mind but would like an option) (1)

In general, any student with a background in Computer Science, Data Analytics, Business Administration, and related fields are welcome to apply.

We’re actually looking to hire more students for part-time internships (10-20 hours per week) for a 10-week internship from August 17th to October 26th.

Here’s a link to a document with more information about each team:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vZD9TuCQ9cqgq3WGxE2qFLP811LI2vBFdJExFSNeezc/edit?usp=sharing

Apply here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18doZ3Pi07ia4pFzoH5GsHY3TMl2S1YJjLLS08sYMKy0/viewform?edit_requested=true

Questions? Email  kristin@metadigitalsolutions.com

Durham, NC – Paperplane Financial – Software Engineering Intern

Paperplane Financial, Inc. – Software Engineering Intern

Paperplane Financial serves as a platform offering Income Share Agreements, a private sector loan alternative, to students in the effort to solve the student loan crisis with a simple and innovative approach. We are looking for talented and motivated Computer Science or Engineering students with programming skills for our engineering team. As a Software Engineering intern, you will be responsible for designing, building, testing, and deploying new products and services in a fast-paced, iterative development environment. Over the course of the Fall, we will be building out our website and integrating with cloud-based software. This represents a unique opportunity to help lead the digital strategy efforts of an innovative startup in the FinTech space.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Front end / web applications: HTML, JavaScript, and CSS development

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Backend implementation with AWS (Node.js).
  • Potential for additional responsibilities as the company evolves

 

Requirements & Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Located in Durham for the duration of the Fall
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Able to work at least 10 hours per week
  • Willing to learn new technologies as the company evolves

Strongly Preferred

  • Enrolled at Duke University for the duration of the Fall
  • Comfortable with in-person meetings during the Fall
  • Knowledge of backend JavaScript technologies (i.e. Node.js)
  • Knowledge of one of the following programming languages: C, Java, Python, Swift.

Nice-to-Haves

  • Prior experience with backend providers (AWS, GCP/Firebase, Azure)
  • Sense of humor; good interpersonal skills

 

Compensation

  • This is an unpaid position, but you have the immediate opportunity to jump into an impactful role with a high ranking title
  • Opportunity to stay with the company past the Fall as a true employee if it’s a good fit

 

To apply, send a resume and few sentences about why you are interested to austin.ritter@duke.edu and cameron.polo@duke.edu

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