Category: Strategy

Durham, Remote – LiveGlobally – Intern

LiveGlobally is a local non-profit, who serves our local and global communities affected by traumatic situations. We have a volunteer staff of enthusiastic and passionate people who care for those with needs.

We need an intern who can create a status & financial report from the past few years that depicts the successes we have had with our projects. We will post this on our website to help with fundraising and grants.

The deadline for such is December 2021.

For more information or to apply, contact: nina@nina-be.com

Detroit, MI – ProsperUS Detroit – Community Internship

ProsperUs Detroit

Organization Overview

ProsperUs Detroit is a community economic development organization that infuses low-to-moderate
income communities with services and capital to support income generation, business growth, and
neighborhood revitalization from within. We do this in partnership with community organizations,
residents, local and national stakeholders, and, most importantly, entrepreneurs.

Our core programming includes:

  • Entrepreneur Training: We help emerging business owners get started with business planning
    classes and one-on-one support. Focused on the entrepreneur, we provide 12 classroom
    sessions at a community partner site paired with ten hours of one-on-one support that teaches
    the fundamentals of business and address specific needs.
  • Business Services: We help entrepreneurs connect to professional service providers and provide
    grants to support their investment in projects. Through intentional investments on our part, we
    connect business owners with trusted providers who are skilled in legal, marketing, graphic
    design, accounting, and several more services.
  • Microlending: We provide access to capital through a relationship-based lending process
    designed to meet entrepreneur needs. Through trusted relationships, we coach business owners
    every step of the way to secure a loan that fits their needs regardless of their previous financial
    experiences.

For the last ten years, ProsperUs has served as a catalyst for small business development in
neighborhoods. We have partnered with community members, neighborhood organizations, and
resource providers to respond to the needs of emerging and experienced entrepreneurs in our
community to serve over 1300 entrepreneurs. We are energized and inspired by neighborhood business
leaders and work to ensure they have the resources needed to succeed.

Project Proposal Description

For the last several months, ProsperUs Detroit has been the lead organization for the Anchor Business
Project. A collaboration with the New Economy Initiative (NEI), this is a pilot project that infuses
selected businesses with capital ($25K grants) and is pairing that with coordinated coaching and
technical assistance (TA) ($6,250 TA budget). The coaching and TA are a partnership between ProsperUs
and community development organizations (CDOs) where we intend to examine the impact on the
experiences of businesses, business owners, and commercial corridors. This project is managed by
ProsperUs on behalf of The Kresge Foundation in partnership with NEI. Our CDO partners include
Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, Jefferson East, Inc., Live6 Alliance, Midtown Detroit,
Inc., NW Goldberg Cares, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, and Southwest Detroit Business Association.

The pilot nature of this project means that ProsperUs is extremely interested in what we can learn from
and build into future opportunities. We are seeking a Duke Community Intern to support with project
evaluation measures including, but not limited to:

  • Creating, interpreting, and analyzing survey data and results;
  • Performing interviews with business owners, CDO partners, and coaches;
  • Interpreting and analyzing interview content;
  • Creating storytelling mechanisms for project outcomes; and,
  • Supporting the project management of technical assistance project budgets.

Target Outcomes

ProsperUs and NEI are thrilled for this opportunity for collaboration with partners throughout the city.
We are hopeful that the results of this pilot will bolster other initiatives of this kind in additional
neighborhoods in Detroit as well as other cities nationally. To support this aspiration, this project will:

  • Create valuable datasets and associated analysis;
  • Value multiple “ways of knowing” by utilizing multiple evaluation methods;
  • Develop storytelling collateral (interviews, recordings, video, photography); and
  • Contribute to the overall ethos of collaboration and community.

Categorization of Project

  • Strategic
  • Marketing
  • Scaling

Supervisor: Joanna Dueweke-Perez, Director of Operations & Programs
Contact: jduewekeperez@prosperusdetroit.org // (313) 586-0596

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!

Carmel, Indiana – Method Procurement Technologies, Inc. – Implementation Specialist

Our Story

Method was founded by a group of dental industry and technology veterans who love going to the dentist (yes, seriously).

We combined our passions for dentistry and software to build a solution that’s tailored to the unique challenges dental practices face every day.

Our team understands how dental procurement works, and we deliver expertise our clients can trust.
   
   Our Vision

At Method, we come to work every day because we want to revolutionize the way dental practices operate. We see an industry that’s ready for a completely modern approach to spend management, so we’ve reimagined the end-to-end procurement cycle and brought it to the digital space.

From tracking inventory, to ordering supplies, to handling payments, our goal is to help dental practices increase efficiency and lower costs to drive financial results to the bottom line.

   Our Values

1. Integrity: Our business is built on forming long-lasting relationships rooted in honesty and trust.
2. Innovation: We’re constantly developing forward-thinking solutions to help our clients overcome their biggest challenges.
3. Expertise: Our combined knowledge enables us to deliver a proven approach to spend management.
4. Results: We’re passionate about empowering our clients to reach their financial goals.

   Work at Method!

We’re on a mission to transform how the dental industry manages its procurement activities. If you’re ready to help, this is the place for you.

   You’re going to like it here!

At Method, you’ll collaborate with a smart group of people who share your passion. Grow your career while working with inspiring clients who are taking the dental industry to new heights.

   What You’ll Do

Position Name: Implementation Specialist

Description: As an implementation specialist, you’ll be working alongside our client success team, and our product team to transform the way our clients run their dental practices. You’ll be responsible for understanding our clients’ specific needs for their dental procurement processes and designing their custom software environment to help them run their practice effectively and efficiently.

Experience: No specific experience needed – we’ll train you!

Degree: No specific degree required – Our company is filled with people from diverse backgrounds!
   
   How to apply: Simply visit our careers page at https://methodusa.com/careers/ , fill out the short form at the bottom, and attach your resume!

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)

Remote – Theia Healthcare – Community Engagement Lead

Company Description: Theia is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and empowering the next generation of women entrepreneurs and investors in healthcare. We’re building a platform for young female students and professionals to gain a framework for company building and to connect with experienced entrepreneurs and investors in healthcare. Our resources are available on our website, social media platforms (e.g., Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn), and major publishing platforms (e.g., Spotify, Apple Podcast, Medium).

Position: Community Engagement Manager
Timing: Start ASAP

Description:
Why Join:
● Opportunity to be part of a team of women passionate about healthcare and with a strong desire to mobilize women to tackle healthcare’s biggest issues
● Build your network within the healthcare space with access to female healthcare leaders across all verticals, e.g., biopharma, health tech, policy

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
● Oversee our networking forums on Slack and LinkedIn by:
○ Posing and answering questions to generate discussion
○ Posting interesting articles
○ Making warm introductions between members of the community
● Create community events (e.g., office hours, meet-in-greet, happy hour / dinners)
● Pursue collaborations with other female-focused healthcare/business groups
● Capture, organize and synthesize community member sentiment and develop actionable insights to share with the team
● Take part in weekly meetings with the broader team and provide input on the future of the nonprofit

Ideal Job Skills & Qualifications:
● Understanding of Slack and other tools that enhance community engagement
● Experience applying a range of community engagement and facilitation techniques
● Experience in event planning
● Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
● Proven knowledge in and/or background in healthcare – undergraduate major in sciences OR MD and/or PhD candidate OR healthcare consulting or finance experience
● Passionate about our mission to promote and support female entrepreneurship in the healthcare space
● Team-oriented, highly motivated, willing to commit to long-term position

Note that this is an unpaid opportunity.
Email Shabnam Eghbali (shabnam.eghbali@theiahc.org) with any questions.

Remote – Mr. Chamba – Summer Intern

Summer Intern

Mr. Chamba is an early-stage, e-commerce startup where members can offer and/or hire essentially any digital freelance service. The company was founded by three Duke alumni, is based in Miami, FL, and currently present throughout, and strategically focused on, the Latin American region.

The venture has enjoyed accelerated growth since its inception and is looking to hire two summer interns to aid in strategizing and implementing its ongoing business development plans.

No. of Openings

2

Remote Opportunity

Yes

Employment Start Date

06/01/2021

Employment End Date

07/16/2021

Job Description

The Summer Intern will report directly to the CEO and have the following responsibilities:

  • Design and execute marketing campaigns and other related initiatives to increase brand awareness.
  • Develop a social media strategy to be implemented on a daily basis.
  • Identify and reach out to potential partners for strategic alliances within newly launched geographic markets.
  • Keep track of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and prepare weekly reports to share with the CEO, CTO and Marketing Director.
  • Help prepare institutional pitch decks to be used for fundraising purposes.

The right candidate is passionate about startups, proactive, organized, and a strong communicator.

Qualifications

– Spanish Speaker (Intermediate or better).

– Comfortable working with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

Apply: Email your resume to rodrigo@mrchamba.com