Category: Startups (Page 1 of 11)

San Francisco – Contrary – Venture Partner

Contrary is recruiting a new class of talented and diverse Venture Partners!

Contrary is a VC fund that identifies and invests in exceptional talent, backed by the founders of Tesla, Reddit, Twitch, Facebook and many more unicorns. We invest up to $2M in a small number of startups each year, and work closely alongside them to build enduring businesses.

If you’re excited by the idea of investing in exceptional university founders, having an excuse to talk to smart people working on cool things, and being a part of an awesome community, join us!

We’re hosting a virtual national info session on Tuesday, September 7th at 5pm PT/8pm ET. We’ll also have a Duke-specific meet & greet soon. Register for both of these at contrarycap.com/join.

Feel free to also reach out to me at ryanchang@contrarycap.com if you have any questions!

RTP – Hydrean – Social Media Marketing Intern

Social Media Marketing Intern

Who We Are

Hydrean is a pioneer in the intersection of tactile mindfulness and mindful jewelry. We’re on a
movement to help people reclaim their attention so they can focus on the people and things that
truly matter. The Hydrean was designed and patented by world-renowned artist Michael Kliën
(Professor at Duke University) and has successfully piloted with Duke’s Kenan Institute of Ethics
across a group of students as an overall initiative to promote awareness and skills for purposeful
living. We are a start-up based in the Research Triangle Area in NC and are looking to accelerate
our growth in the next couple of years.

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for a creative and driven Social Media and Marketing Intern to help drive the
strategy, creation, development, and implementation of marketing campaigns across various online
channels. You will be working in a small and nimble team, and directly with the founder(s) where
your input can truly make a difference. You will need to wear many hats, work smart, and iterate
quickly. You will be expected to consistently deliver and you like to be challenged by the
seemingly impossible.

What You Will Do

● You understand the fundamentals of a social business, and are driven to promote the values we
stand by;
● You will understand and inform marketing direction through extensive market research and
customer discovery;
● You will create original marketing campaign proposals, review with team, and iterate based on
feedback;
● You will execute on approved campaigns and have ownership over the results you deliver;
● You will continuously monitor your campaigns’ KPIs, strategize on ways to improve cost per
acquisition across various channels;
● You will work collaboratively to lead initiatives that promote organic growth over paid
growth;
● You will work with the team to research, propose, partner, negotiate, and maintain key
relationships with influencers in the market.

Who You Are

● You are working towards a Bachelor’s, MS, or MBA degree in a related field;

● You work smart, and can think creatively around obstacles you’ve encountered every step of the
way;
● You possess the entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an
innovative and fast-paced environment;
● You are willing to roll up sleeves and get the job done;
● You possess a “can do” attitude.

Perks

● Hands-on training and mentorship from leadership
● Unparalleled opportunity to drive the creation and execution of marketing campaigns from
scratch (under proper guidance and supervision)
● Potential to create a category-defining consumer product
● Remote-first work culture

 

We encourage interested undergraduate students to get in touch with us – this is the time to be part of a founding team and develop and shape the growth of a new company.

Expressions of interest should be addressed to Runbin Dong @ contact@hydrean.com.

Remote – Steradian Technologies – Part-time Internship

Steradian Technologies is a new start-up, focused on making high-tech medical solutions accessible. Through photonics, we have developed the RUMI.

The RUMI is a portable, rapid single-step diagnostic test for COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. Using photonics, the RUMI’s novel technology is on the cutting-edge of high-tech medical solutions.

Steradian Technologies is seeking a part-time intern for remote work. Your internship will give you experience in working in a fast-paced, quickly growing start-up. You would be working on real pitch decks for investors with the CEO and Director of Development, market research, and other remote work. Your internship will give you invaluable skills in entrepreneurship and an exciting look into what an emerging start-up looks like.

For more details, email tra@steradian-tech.com.

Remote – Realize Design – Digital Marketing Intern

Application Due Date: Sept. 1 2021
Reporting to: Head of Business Development

Home, apartment, or dorm design can be laborious, and moving furniture and taking measurements can be stressful. There is always the risk of purchasing an item that does not fit in the space, and transferring these responsibilities to an interior designer is expensive. With the increasingly virtual world, more and more purchases are made online. Customers often find it challenging to envision how furniture they see online will look in their homes.

Realize was created to address each of these pain points for consumers and make the design process personalized, social, and easy.

With only a 60 second video of their room, customers can see a 3D model of their space on their phone. From there, they can browse and shop for furniture, dragging items in to see how they would fit and look, with all the measuring done by the tech.

Design is a social experience, so consumers will also be able to connect with friends on the app, design together, or even follow people who inspire them.

Do learn more, you can find the app at Realize Design in the App Store.

Key responsibilities include:
– Creating digital content for our social media (Instagram, TikTok, Reddit) and blog
– Being part of the ideation process for marketing campaigns
– Copywriting and editing
– Using analytics to measure success and engagement, presenting this information, executing strategies that reflect this knowledge [analytics experience not required]
– Identifying projects you want to do that align with company needs

You will be exposed to:
– Brainstorming and ideation with company leaders
– How businesses are launched
– SEO best practices
– Digital Marketing
– Cross-functional teams
– Mentorship from team members who want to help you get the most out of your internship experience

We are looking for:
– Passion for digital marketing
– Interest in the interior design and consumer goods space
– Strong written and oral communication
– Ability to multitask
– A self-starter who is able to manage time and tasks independently

Who you are:
– 0-2 years of experience
– Background or interest in digital marketing, entrepreneurship, business development, communications, or strategy

The Logistics:
– This internship will last 3-6 months with potential future opportunities.
– The intern will start mid/late September 2021 and contribute 150-300 hours over the course of the semester, ending December 2021.
– This internship is unpaid but we are more than happy to go through the process to get the internship approved for I&A or other class credit.
– We have a tight-knit team, and once you’re in, you’re a part of the family! We will remain in your network and will do what we can to support you in your career.

How to Apply:
Email isabel@realize.design with the subject line “Your Name + Marketing Internship Application”; include resume and cover letter.

Durham – CureMint – Vendor Success Associate

Why CureMint:

CureMint’s purpose is to empower people to focus on what transforms their lives. We are the leading dental procurement software helping dental organizations scale across North America. Founded in 2017, CureMint’s purpose is to bring relief to the dental industry’s extremely fragmented and painful procurement process.

CureMint empowers dental organizations with a cloud-based source-to-pay platform that manages their entire procurement lifecycle in one easy-to-use place. The Vendor Success Team has the privilege of engaging with both dental offices and their vendors. We want the process of supplying their offices to be simple and reliable, as trust is essential to our shared success. As a Vendor Success Associate, you will need to be detail orientated and an excellent connector to create a more seamless ordering experience for the customer.

How We Do It:

We are committed to hiring team members who live into our company core values:

  • Team First
  • Maniacal pursuit towards Greatness
  • Compassionate Candor
  • Have Fun
  • Diversity is more than a Word
  • Care
  • Little Things Matter

What You Will Do:

  • Support the Vendor Success Team Lead on confirming orders for customers through phone and email correspondence
  • Provide quality service to vendors, customers, and associates
  • Work closely with the Customer Success Team and Vendor Success Team Lead to iterate on our Vendor Sync projects
  • Build relationships with vendors to gathering purchase order updates in an efficient and timely manner
  • Manually update order timeline stages in the CureMint product to closely mirror real time vendor updates of purchase orders
  • Advise the CureMint Team on process improvements and the eventual automation of large portions of the vendor sync process within the procurement software
  • Train and mentor folks on order processes and communication

What You Bring To The Team:

  • A drive and passion to excel in your work while maintaining empathy and compassion for those you work with and the vendors you support
  • Confidence in communicating with people you don’t know on the phone and through email
  • Pay attention to the details and can think quickly on your feet
  • Have a curiosity about the workings of software development
  • You know your way around google/excel spreadsheets

What We Offer:

  • Gold level BCBS Health Insurance plan, 50% employee coverage starting on your first day
  • Generous PTO and equity options
  • Work in our natural light filled office at the American Underground. Due to COVID-19, employees are able to work from home or work from the office.
  • Work with a high performing diverse team that inspires and challenges each other to grow every day
  • Leave your mark on an industry that is hungry for innovation with a powerful new technology and an inspirational purpose

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Durham/Remote – Plum – Interships: Product Market Research, Marketing Specialist, Financial Modelling

Plum is the simplest way for people to buy and own homes together. Plum helps people explore if co-ownership is right for them, and if so, guides them through a simple process to help them generate the proper legal documentation to protect the interests of each member of the group and the relationships between them. Following purchase, Plum provides easy-to-use tools to help co-owners manage their shared home and resolve issues gracefully.

Plum’s founder, Matt Williamson, is a serial entrepreneur with 20 years of executive level experience in entrepreneurship, including being the CEO and co-founder of Windsor Circle, a predictive marketing company that won Google Demo Day, was featured in the Inc500 fastest growing companies, and raised over $15M in venture capital, and grew to 80 employees before a successful acquisition.

These internships are opportunities to work with a leading entrepreneur at the very beginning of the entrepreneurial journey. You will receive exposure to the early stage formative process, including product market research, product development, demand generation and capitalization strategy. As a pre-product, pre-revenue company, these internships are offered as unpaid, but represent a tremendous opportunity learn from a tenured entrepreneur, to build one’s resume and to contribute meaningfully to Plum’s first steps.

Immediate Internship Opportunities Exist for the Following Capacities:

1) *Product Market Research Internship* – In this role, the successful intern will engage in primary market research in the form of interviews with existing and potential co-homeowners, across multiple segments, and in secondary research in the form of identifying industry statistics, channel partners and competitors. The successful candidate will be insanely curious, a tremendous listener, and a capable conversationalist who can keep interviewees engaged. This intern must also be good with research and documentation, and proficient in synthesizing trends and patterns from the data. The Product Market Research Intern will gain insights into how to perform market research, how to use tools like Lean Canvases and journey maps, and how to successfully and succinctly summarize and present findings. This role is 20-40 hours a week and can be in person or remote, starting immediately.

2) *Marketing Specialist Internship* – This exciting role will create the public persona of Plum. Key activities include writing marketing copy, designing website content, and building a demand generation funnel to capture leads and drive them to commitment. There will be opportunities to write advertising copy as well. The successful applicant will gain exposure to website development tools, email marketing platforms, CRM and automated lifecycle marketing. This candidate will submit writing samples during the interview process to demonstrate proficiency. This role is 20-40 hours per week and can be in person or remote, starting immediately.

3) *Financial Modelling / Pro Forma Internship* – Plum will need a financial model to guide decision making about capitalization and investment, forecast decisions about staffing and costs, and to perform sensitivity analysis on key factors of the business. The successful candidate will have experience with financial modeling and accounting, and will play an active role in early stage capitalization strategy. This candidate will present a financial model and demonstrate the ability to present and modify the model based on questions as part of the interview process. This role is 15-30 hours per week and can be in person or remote, starting immediately.

Please apply by sending an email to jobs@pterois-llc.com and include the following:
LinkedIn profile (link)
A “cover letter” (you can just write it in the email) expressing why you are interested in this particular opportunity, what you think you can uniquely contribute, and something fun about yourself
Your availability (both in terms of hours per week, and which dates)

Durham, NC or Remote – The Looma Project – People Operations Coordinator

Apply here: https://the-looma-project.breezy.hr/p/804bc4d83f70

Looma exists to connect shoppers to the people and stories behind their products. Our first product, Loop™ At-Shelf Maker Stories, is a network of tablets in grocery stores that play short, human-centric films connecting producer to consumer. The data generated by Loop™ fuels our proprietary storytelling process, forming a flywheel we believe will one day power the world’s most sophisticated platform for human-centric point-of-decision video.

Position Summary: Looma is scaling, and we’re looking for someone who can help support our internal team as we do so. The People Operations Coordinator will have a hand in three primary functions: systems development, candidate management, and culture enhancement. This role is perfect for an early-stage professional who’s eager to learn in a startup environment and thrives with both people and details.

1. Systems Development (50%)
– Audit and enhance existing internal systems and processes (e.g., automate ATS workflows)
– Build and maintain an internal library of Looma guidelines and best practices
– Keep a close pulse on team uses and needs

2. Candidate Management (25%)
– Tactically manage the candidate journey (i.e., scheduling, pipeline management)
– Create and manage hiring team tasks across open roles

3. Culture Enhancement (25%)
– Identify and implement opportunities to improve our team experience
– Assist in planning and organizing internal meetings and events

Attributes: We’re looking for someone who is:
– Process-driven with a keen eye for detail + simplicity
– Disciplined in follow-through and ensuring nothing falls through the cracks
– Personable and warm, with strong emotional intelligence
– Energized by collaboration and team building
– Eager to dive into a fast-paced, high-growth environment

Compensation & Benefits
– Competitive compensation package including base salary + equity
– Employee coverage for health, dental, and vision (gold plan)
– Unlimited paid time off (minimum of 10 vacation days/year)
– 12 weeks primary caregiver leave
– $100/month craftsmanship stipend

Diversity & Nondiscrimination: Looma believes diversity is a fundamental good, and we are committed to promoting diversity both in our workplace and through the stories we tell. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status, class or caste status, or any other protected class. Our global nondiscrimination policy covers these protected classes in every market in which we do business.

Looma’s Hiring Philosophy: Culture is incredibly important to us, particularly in the early days. Regardless of role, strong contributors to Looma’s culture will exhibit and aspire to the following seven characteristics: Humility, Integrity, Wisdom, Emotional Intelligence, Grit, Joyfulness, and Fun.

Apply here: https://the-looma-project.breezy.hr/p/804bc4d83f70

Remote – CLOZTALK – Nonprofit Database and Outreach

CLOZTALK produces high-quality, charity-branded apparel for 501(c) nonprofits to raise awareness and funds for these great organizations … at no cost to the nonprofit! CLOZTALK promotes the nonprofits by building a customized webstore for each nonprofit and producing cool apparel that is branded with that nonprofit’s name and/or logo: t-shirts, hoodies, track jackets, baseball caps, yoga pants, polo shirts, etc. We partner with more than 330 nonprofits across the country, and we handle the fulfillment of their apparel orders, so the nonprofit can focus its resources and people on serving its mission. Through apparel and the conversations that are sparked, we’ve found our nonprofit partners meet people who need help, volunteers, board members, and donors. Our vision is to change the way people think about the messaging power of their bodies and what they choose to wear every day!!!

Our summer internship is for students to help us identify and reach out to more nonprofits across the country! We currently have a database of nonprofits for some cities, but we need to build a database of nonprofits for each major city in the United States. The database includes items such as nonprofit name, location, 501(c) status, pertinent contact info, etc. Our internship is for students to help reach out to the prospective nonprofits, explain CLOZTALK, and encourage the nonprofit to sign up on our website’s online application. If the student is interested, our internship could also include all aspects of growing CLOZTALK, as we are a startup and welcome all help, teamwork, and positive energy!

We are flexible with start and end dates. Students are expected to work about 10 hours per week. Applicants should email jeff@cloztalk.com.

Remote – Apollo Development – Technical Project Manager

Work as a technical project manager for Apollo Development, a technical development company.

You will lead a small team (usually of 2-5 software engineers, data scientists, and graphic designers) on various interesting medium length projects (usually 3-12 months). Previous projects include data modelling for a medium sized private jet company, web app/machine learning work for the department of defense, and a web/mobile application for an innovative beverage company. Fully remote. You’ll be kept on retainer and offered various projects. If you’re interested and find the terms (pay and hours) amenable you can start leading immediately.

You’ll be responsible for:

Coordinating/communicating with the client
Leading weekly meetings between your team and the client
Keeping your team on a timeline to meet the client’s expectations
Development product roadmap
Making technical decisions with the engineering team and relaying them to the client
Coordinating decisions between product design, engineering, and the client

Apply at: https://airtable.com/shrPC84ZkjF5cPz0

Remote – Memory Crafters – Multiple Roles, Sales and Marketing

memoryCrafters is seeking a curious, enthusiastic, and self-motivated individual with a passion for entrepreneurship and a strong interest in working at an early-stage startup. We are primarily seeking a high performing graduate student to join our founding team to lead sales and marketing efforts.

If you are driven to work at a high-level and desire to learn, grow and refine your skills with a fun and energetic early-stage startup, read more and apply by sending your resume to abhi@memory-crafters.com. This is a virtual part-time or fulltime summer internship.

Overview of memoryCrafters:
memoryCrafters is a marketplace to match users (individuals & corporations) and local businesses to provide quick & easy personalized celebrations for life’s special moments.
To help people create new memories easily and quickly, we are building a one stop shop platform for end-to-end planning and management of milestone celebrations (birthdays, baby showers, graduations, etc.). We streamline the process of planning and managing events for users so that they can focus on what matters most: creating lifelong memories.
memoryCrafters partners with local businesses (birthday party venues, freelancers, hobbyists & vendors) to help them directly market and sell their services to the consumer. We use the latest technologies to help our external business partners maximize capacity utilization during non-peak hours.
Sales & Marketing Intern role:
We are primarily seeking a high performing entrepreneurial individual interested in sales & marketing. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with memoryCrafters’ employees as well as relevant external stakeholders.

Job Duties will include but are not limited to:
• Assist in development and implementation of our overall sales & marketing strategy.
• Lead the development and implementation of sales & marketing material.
• Study the available market to develop a Go-to-market strategy with our Minimum Viable Product
• Work with the product team to help design and deliver products that address the needs of customers, business partners and corporate partners.
An Ideal Candidate Should Be:
• Willing to make sales calls and sales visits (previous experience preferred but not required)
• Highly self-motivated, hard-working, and able to learn quickly.
• Able to both works independently on tasks and bring individual contributions to a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment.
• Meticulously attentive to detail while remaining attentive to the bigger picture.
• Able to augment their analytical skills with a dash of creative problem-solving.
• Entrepreneurial and passionate about learning the ins-and-outs of our day-to-day operation. Earlier experience with entrepreneurial ventures is highly preferred, but not required!

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