Category: Startups (page 1 of 4)

Remote – Polar – Unpaid Internship

About

Polar strives to be the most comprehensive platform to help students learn by offering easy, autoconversion of annotations to flash cards, which students & self-learners can later use to test & solidify their knowledge. They are in the early stages of the startup but their user base is already 10,000+ users.

Hence, we are looking for 2-3 motivated students who are interested in interning with us. The areas of support are strategy (e.g., competitive analysis deepdive, app store strategy,…) UI/UX design, and software development (preferably Javascript)

The opportunity is unpaid at the moment but the co-founders are able and willing to provide strong mentorship and open to the possibility to join their team long-term if it is the right fit.

If you think you may be a good fit, email Jonathan Graeupner directly for more information!

Remote – Holy Grail – Accelerator

About the company

Holy Grail  builds super intelligence for complex research and optimization problems to accelerate scientific breakthroughs and optimize resources in impactful ares like energy storage, energy production, lab grown meat, catalysis, manufacturing, and others.

Required (soft skills)

  • solutions/positive mindset
  • fast learners
  • first principles thinkers/doers
  • passionate about accelerating research/optimization and impacting these areas holygrail.ai/2042  and industries holygrail.ai/brain

Required 

  • Python
  • Pytorch
  • General AWS

Ideal (ideal but not mandatory)

  • pyro.ai
  • Probabilistic deep learning (e.g. Bayesian Neural Networks)
  • Variational auto encoders
  • Active learning
  • Optimal Experiment Design (Variational and others)
  • Feature importance estimation (e.g. Lasso, Ridge)
  • Dataset preprocessing
  • Automatic hyper parameter turning
  • Automatic model selection
  • Dimensionality reduction
  • MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo)
  • TCNN’s (Temporal Convolutional Neural Networks)
  • LSTMS (although TCNN’s are preferred)
  • MCTS (Monte Carlo Tree Search)
  • AWS Sagemaker
  • Flask
  • Attention based NLP (e.g. Transformers)

UI/UX design

  • Figma or sketch
  • iOS

Growth Marketing/Hacking B2C and B2B

  • Data-Tracking & Analysis
  • Acquisition Marketing (Social, Search, Content, Email, etc.)
  • User retention
  • Referral Programs & Viral Marketing
  • Conversion Rate Optimization & A/B-testing
  • Activation & User On-boarding
  • UI / UX
  • Behavioral Psychology
  • Customer Interviews
  • Copywriting
  • Automation

Remote – Simple Ventures – Venture Capital

About

Simple Ventures is a pre-seed and seed-stage venture capital fund aiming to make venture capital financing and mentorship more accessible to student entrepreneurs. Operating at 15+ universities nationwide, the fund will be deploying $1.2+ million from its funding partner, GoAhead Ventures.

Apply

Startups at any stage of development are welcome to apply for funding and access to a team of incredible industry mentors. For more information, go to www.simpleventures.vc 

Durham – Lojika – Student Ambassador

I graduated from the Fuqua School of Business in 2010, upon graduation worked in New York in Investment Banking afterwards and relocated back to Istanbul. I am now working as a CFO for Lojika Field Labs.
Lojika is a tech start-up founded by ex-Merill Lynch and Deutsche Bank guys. We have developed a unique algorithm that focuses on mobility and ridesharing. The main purpose of the platform is to improve carpooling in a fun and efficient way, and fill up the empty seats in private cars. The drivers use it for cost reimbursement, not for remuneration like Uber.
We have received the highest European high-tech grant in Turkey from the European Commission and our private investors include CEOs of Deutsche Bank Turkey, Credit Suisse Turkey, and BNP Paribas Turkey.
We have tested and proved our product in big metropols such as Istanbul, Madrid, and Tel Aviv over 20,000 test rides and now we want to expand into the US market. As a Duke Alum, I considered Durham to be a good place because of lack of good public transport options and Duke University being the main journey point in most trips.
We need to recruit a student ambassador that have a passion for start-ups to work on our behalf to test our product. We will be paying USD 10-13 per hour depending on the candidate. We could also pay a success fee if the ambassador manages to generate a certain number of trips. At this stage, we do not expect to generate income from the trips.
Email selim.tokdemir@lojika.net if you are interested!

Remote – Freelance for Startups – Multiple Positions

Looking for low-commitment, flexible projects?

Freelance for startups

Freelance projects are a great way to build experience by doing work that will be utilized by the companies you work with.  They are low-commitment, paid, and allow you to explore a wide number of opportunities.

Pangea.app helps students at Duke connect with startups for freelance projects.

Startups on their platform have needs for: 

  •  Social Media Marketing
  • Mobile App Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Editing
  • Etc.

It’s free for students and takes only a few minutes to set up. Sign up here: https://pangea.app.link/zpPpwGmYj1

Email the Co-Founder/CEO if you have any questions or want to become an ambassador: adam@pangea.app

 

Silicon Valley – Freestyle Capital – Fellowship/Internship

Are you interested in interning at a tech startup in the Bay Area this summer? Do you want to explore Silicon Valley and the startup ecosystem from the perspectives of engineers, investors, and founders?

Freestyle Capital is a leading seed-stage venture capital firm co-founded by Duke alum Josh Felser (T’86, B’90). The Freestyle Fellowship matches entrepreneurially-minded students with its San Francisco-based portfolio companies in engineering, design, product management, and business development roles for a summer-long internship. Freestyle Fellows are given an “inside look” of Silicon Valley and invited to sit in on VC pitches, meet with founders, and tour some of the world’s fastest-growing startups. Freestyle Fellows from this past summer were invited to visit companies such as Lyft, Square and Airtable.

 The Fellowship is open to all Duke students, undergraduate and graduate. Interns will be competitively compensated. You can read testimonials from past interns here: http://bit.ly/2yRiE4v

 Applications extended to Sunday, November 3 at 11:59 PM.

Apply here: https://airtable.com/shrcbz5PRBDMzvvXr

 Please email any relevant questions to Caroline Brockett ’20 (carolinebrockett@gmail.com), Miles Todzo ’20 (milestodzo@gmail.com), or Jacob Young (jacobevanyoung@gmail.com).

Durham, NC/Remote – Moduluc – Graphics Designer

Come join us at Moduluc!

We are looking for passionate individuals to be part of our growing team.  As a growing brand, we need team members who are comfortable with the rapid change and acceleration of a tech startup.  We do not promise that every day will be the same for you, but we do promise that it will be challenging and enjoyable. We want people who are creative, curious, and bold. We’re building a team that is unique and diverse, yet united in our common values.

As a Graphics Designer, you will:

  • Have strong social media skills.  Given that we are a highly visual brand, we place a premium on individuals who can create visually appealing posts and ads.
  • Design promotional materials including online ads,
  • Design visual elements to be used in blog posts, forums, and as part of our Ambassador program
  • Assist with website design

If you’d like to join us, please start off by sending us your most current resume to hello@moduluc.com.

Durham, NC/Remote – Moduluc – Business Analyst

Come join us at Moduluc!

We are looking for passionate individuals to be part of our growing team.  As a growing brand, we need team members who are comfortable with the rapid change and acceleration of a tech startup.  We do not promise that every day will be the same for you, but we do promise that it will be challenging and enjoyable. We want people who are creative, curious, and bold. We’re building a team that is unique and diverse, yet united in our common values.

As a Business Analyst, you would:

  • Develop a robust understanding of potential markets and the business opportunities they may present
  • Potential to engage current and potential clients in order to educate them on Moduluc products and address customer concerns they may have
  • Identify obstacles to business development and work with management team to implement strategy to overcome these barriers
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative assessments of our target market
  • Collaborate with Marketing team to next business development strategies within marketing goals and brand alignment

If you’d like to join us, please start off by sending us your most current resume to hello@moduluc.com.

Durham, NC/Remote – Moduluc – Marketing Specialist

Come join us at Moduluc!

We are looking for passionate individuals to be part of our growing team.  As a growing brand, we need team members who are comfortable with the rapid change and acceleration of a tech startup.  We do not promise that every day will be the same for you, but we do promise that it will be challenging and enjoyable. We want people who are creative, curious, and bold. We’re building a team that is unique and diverse, yet united in our common values.

As a Marketing Specialist, you would:

  • Develop target market research products to share with the business development team and bring expertise on customer-base into product offerings
  • Conduct competitive analysis against technical product offerings
  • Collaborate with team members and remote freelancers to develop and implement marketing strategies across a number of online platforms and in-person engagements

If you’d like to join us, please start off by sending us your most current resume to hello@moduluc.com. 

Multiple Locations – Venture for America – Multiple Roles

Are you happiest when you’re building something?

Do you want to make a real impact at a startup?

Are you ready to join a supportive community of entrepreneurs who are creating jobs in American cities?

VFA is seeking college seniors (Class of 2020) and recent grads (Class of 2017 – 2019) who are excited by the opportunity to grow with a startup, make an economic impact on an American city, and learn entrepreneurial skills.

As a VFA Fellow, you find a full-time, salaried job at a startup, attend our month-long training program, and receive access to entrepreneurial resources as you launch your career.

View our application process and apply by October 4, November 21, or January 31

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