Startup Team Internship

This internship is for student residents of Lassonde Studios interested in entrepreneurship and contributing to a startup company. Startup team interns work with student startup founders that are working to grow their company during this 10-week summer program and be recognized for your effort as a Lassonde intern. While participating and working with a startup founder to bring your product or service to market, you will learn key entrepreneurial principals and find collaborators. As a Startup Team Intern, you will have access to office space, tools, grants, workshops, mentors and more. Startup Team Interns will work in collaboration with a Founder Intern, a student startup founder interested in learning key entrepreneurial principals while working to move their startup forward. Students should expect to contribute 10-20 hours per week, including scheduled events and meetings.

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Objectives

The Startup Team Internship will provide a structure and community for you to design and execute on a business startup, with the guidance of experienced entrepreneurs and topic experts. Each founder will identify specific milestones based on the status and industry of their product or service. Successful Startup Team Interns will work in collaboration to complete all the deliverables below, while building a high-performance team and executing on milestones. By completing the internship deliverables, students will explore and execute on entrepreneurial skills including business model development, company formation, product development, marketing and sales.


Deliverables

  1. Business Model
    • Single unit economics
    • Revenue model
    • Customer identification
    • Accounting workflow
    • QuickBooks set-up
  2. Company Formation
    • Legal formation
    • Intellectual property and copyright assessment
    • Bank account
    • Founding team
  3. Product Development
    • Physical prototype
    • Product completion
    • Customer interviews
    • Final product production
  4. Marketing and Sales
    • Marketing plan
    • Pitch deck
    • Create marketing assets
    • URL and website established
    • Revenue executed