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Position: Startup Summer Intern/Program Director
Start/End Dates: August 2015 through August 2016
Paid? Yes, $12/hr with the expectation of 10 hours of work per week, with more during
Startup Colorado (www.StartupColorado.com) Overview:
Startup Colorado is a regional initiative to increase the breadth and depth of the
entrepreneurial ecosystem across Colorado’s Front Range. Our mission is to multiply
connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improve access to entrepreneurial
education, and build a more vibrant entrepreneurial community.
Startup Summer is a ten-week program that combines a summer internship with a
Boulder, Denver, or Colorado Springs area startup company with a series of evening
events, all focused on teaching participants the fundamentals of creating and running a
successful startup. Interns will face tasks and challenges in the work place that will
prepare them for a bright future in entrepreneurship. They will work with some of the
hottest startups in Colorado and learn directly from the entrepreneurs who started
Startup Summer Intern/Program Director Role:
The Program Director has been sourced from a junior/senior CU student for the past
three years. This role requires a lot of organization, communication, and willingness to
learn. Being an entrepreneurial student is very helpful, so they can relate to students,
keep conversation going during speaker events, provide students with advice
throughout the program on their entrepreneurial ideas and issues, and be the face of
the program to the entrepreneurial community. Previous tech startup community
involvement will help immensely with context for setting the program up and reaching
Previous interns in this role have found jobs via this internship, so if you are
entrepreneurial and would love to work in the startup world, there is no better way to
meet, network, and show your worth to tech CEOs and future employers.
Typical responsibilities include:
• Work directly with the executive director to ensure key deadlines and outcomes
• Applicant outreach
• Spreading awareness of Startup Summer program and recruiting
applicants and influencers to encourage business and technical students
to apply to the program in and outside of Colorado.
• Assisting in the selection process
• Organize applications
• Organize company positions
• Assisting in Startup Summer Programming
• Find and coordinate guest speakers
• Find and coordinate event venues
• Order meals when needed/take care of day of details
• Communicate with students
• Scheduling, updates, accountability/expectations
• Coordinate community integration
• Be the face of the program
• Attend events
• Keep discussion going
• Organize and lead the pitch competition
• Help students find teams
• Help with pitches
To apply, please send your resume and your answers to the following questions to
Brad Revare at Bradley.Revare@Colorado.edu by August 24th at 11:59PM. Please
attach your resume as a PDF and answer the questions below directly in the body of
the email. Strong applicants will be invited to an in-person interview.
1. Please describe an entrepreneurial venture you undertook (does not have to be
a business, could be anything original you dreamt up and implemented) in the
last three years, whether it was successful, and what you learned from the
experience. (4-5 sentences)
2. What is your favorite startup headquartered in Colorado and why? (3 sentences)
3. Besides school, what are your other obligations that take up time on a regular
basis (i.e. job, rec sports team, volunteering)?