Category: Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill (Page 1 of 7)

Raleigh – The Loading Dock – Community Assistant

Follow this link for more info.

To apply:

  1. Please email your resume to hiring@loadingdockraleigh.com
  2. Your email subject line should be formatted as:  Community Assistant – First Name, Last Name
  3. Cover letters are too formal for our taste. In the body of your email, just tell us about yourself – what you are passionate about, what you studied in school, your current job, why you are interested in this job, or anything else you think we should know.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 15. If your application does not include all of the mandatory items, it will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

 

Raleigh – The Loading Dock – Community Coordinator

Follow this link for more info.

To apply:

  1. Please email your resume to hiring@loadingdockraleigh.com
  2. Your email subject line should be formatted as:   Community Coordinator Position – First Name, Last Name
  3. Cover letters are too formal for our taste. In the body of your email, just tell us about yourself – what you are passionate about, what you studied in school, your current job, why you are interested in this job, or anything else you think we should know.

The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 15. If your application does not include all of the mandatory items, it will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

 

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

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

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

Remote – CureMint – Product Catalog Internship

Product Catalog Internship

Full time // Durham, NC

About CureMint

CureMint was founded with a purpose to help the lives of all we touch. 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.

Our core competency is in building delightful technical solutions to make our end users’ jobs easier and more productive. By providing an intuitive ordering experience, increased spend visibility, and holistic office management, CureMint empowers dental organizations to realize streamlined operations and untapped profitability.

What will you be doing?

In this internship you will work directly with our VP of Customer Success and Customer Success Managers to increase customer onboarding velocity in our product. You will take ownership of the formating, importing, and maintaining of our product catalog. The accuracy of the product catalog is the foundation for creating a delightful product experience for our client base. As part of this internship you will get to make product improvement recommendations and to participate in the daily operations of our company, including daily standups, leadership meetings and sprint innovation sessions.

What you bring to the table

  • Eagerness to jump into an early stage B2B SaaS product, understand product development at the ground floor level and drastically improve the onboarding velocity of CureMint’s growing client base
  • Desire to learn the tech stack that helps us build our organization and product including Asana, Hubspot and the CureMint software
  • Attention to the smallest of details while maintaining the overall product and project strategy
  • Strong Google Sheets/Excel skills
  • Enjoy talking about food 🙂

There will be a monthly stipend for this position. There are distributed and in office work options (in our American Underground office). We are especially interested in women and applicants of color.

Why we love it here

  • Industry changing product that is simple, affordable and focused on end-to-end solutions
  • Work with a team that inspires and challenges each other to grow every day
  • Endless growth opportunities

If you are interested, APPLY HERE.

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.

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