***This posting is for University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business Students and Graduates only. ***
 
 
Intern, Accelerator Programs

As an intern you will help build the next amazing batch of startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode. You will have the opportunity to sit in on mentor meetings – get to know the best entrepreneurs and investors in the city, up close and personally. You will also have access to full involvement in Techstars social events with the founders and local community.

It’s basically a chance to get amazing experience, broaden your network in ways you could never imagine, get exposure to some of the greatest up and coming companies and teams in the country. Historically, most interns end up being employed by one of the teams or by someone they met during the span of the three months. Many also go on to build their own companies.

 

General Job Description

As an intern, you will be working with one of our ten portfolio companies or two nonprofit in a very hands on environment. You will serve as a key member of the team throughout the 13 week program. 

This is an impact program and the companies accepted will be tackling complex social issues around work. We are looking for folks who are excited about supporting companies that have goals to create a world that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and provides economic mobility to those who need it most. 

Ideal candidates will be students (graduate level preferred but not required) who are enrolled in business or entrepreneurship programs and are passionate about social entrepreneurship and innovation. Interns will be required to receive college credit towards their degree in order to fulfill the role. This is an incredibly unique experience to learn how a company is built by founders and an opportunity to play an instrumental role in supporting their quest to scale.     

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, etc.
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program, and able to work in exchange for course credit
  • Familiarity with the North American VC landscape is a big plus
  • Able to jump in and complete any task quickly and effectively 
  • Willing to help at anytime with the program operations
  • Be a problem solver and effective communicator
  • A positive outlook, desire to learn and meet new people, lots of energy and enthusiasm
  • Able to work in a virtual capacity 
  • University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business Student or Graduate

Pay: $15/hr

About Techstars

The Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,200 companies that today have a combined market cap valuation of $29 Billion. www.techstars.com

Techstars is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity nor any other basis prohibited by law.

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