Category: Startups (Page 1 of 7)

Remote – Snatch – Marketing Director

SNATCH

Marketing Director Position

 eBay for your school.

Snatch is a marketplace app, where students can sell or buy their products–from notes, books, to furniture–with students from the same university. We have developed an app scheduled to launch in December and have established as an internationally incorporated company.

Now, we wish to start sharing our product with fellow college students and are excited to proceed with the marketing phase of our startup! We currently have a marketing team at UPENN and are actively recruiting for marketing directors at Duke. Please see the details below for the role and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions!

You will be

  • Driving the marketing portion during the launch of the app at Duke
  • Managing app’s social media accounts and developing a strong social media presence
  • Help conduct beta testing for the app next semester
  • Designing promotional material (experience in design is a plus!)

You’d be a great fit for this role if you

  • Are passionate about the problem we are trying to solve and excited to launch a startup
  • Have previous marketing experience or business mindset (optional)
  • Have social media knowledge and Duke student life knowledge

Please email me, qh42@duke.edu  (Abby Huang), if you are interested and we can schedule a call to discuss more in detail!

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.

 

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

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?

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

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

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