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Final Product

I came into my internship sort of unsure of what to expect and what I would be doing… At first, I was doing a little bit of everything I guess. My boss is those kinds of leaders that give you the final goal and says “alright… go do it”. I felt very lost in the…

What is next…

As my internship for the summer of 2017 came to an end, I found myself pondering the true value of my experience. In the coming weeks I will be traveling to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Melbourne, and finally settling down in Sydney Australia where I will spend 6 months. Studying and traveling abroad is something I…

Sharon Chin

Five Quotes from a Twenty-something Entrepreneur

On the first day of my internship, I told Addy, one of the founders of Kapten & Son, that his name was also a nickname for a drug. He chuckled. There are three founders of Kapten & Son. When Kapten decided to focus on the US as its primary growth market, Addy picked up his…

D Coley

Advice for Entrepreneurs: Simplify your Pitch

This summer I have had the opportunity to observe and listen to many startups as they are raising money for their ventures. Here are my thoughts on a mistake that I have seen entrepreneurs make a few times: founders over complicating their idea. Every founder must be able to easily explain what their product or…

Taline Karozichian

How to Shoot a Film at Stew Leonard’s Home

It was pouring. The trains in and out of Grand Central were delayed. Cars from NJ were stuck on the Turnpike. The Nest had a shoot for Stew Leonard, a supermarket chain throughout the Tri-State area.  Call time was 10am, but with the weather and all we weren’t going to make it in time. The…

Miranda Ditmore

How Does Your DISC Relate to Your First Year Job Performance?

Post training camp the interns returned to Venture for Americas New York office for two weeks to wrap up loose ends, and work on capstone projects. My capstone project revolves around the test Babson students know and love from FME: the DISC assessment. Turns out the DISC assessment is not just a Babson thing- it’s…

It All Started as a Side Project

This summer, as I am quickly immersing myself into the tech startup scene here in Philly, I have had the opportunity to meet dozens of founders, leaders, and influencers within this thriving community.  Most directly, through my internship at VeryApt, I have been able to get to know the founders of the company and learn…

Miranda Ditmore

Overcoming TC

My name is Miranda Ditmore and I was born TC, or Technologically Challenged. I do think part of my aversion to technology was nature, as my strengths and interests lie in liberal arts. However I think the majority of the blame goes to my mom, who’s severe TC impacts everyone around her, especially me. She…

Priscilla Joy Ning

5 Reasons Why Startups Are Stealing The Best Talent

L Marks Working at NatureBox for the past three weeks has been an absolute whirlwind of new experiences. But admittedly, while I was driving to my new home in Silicon Valley, I was wondering what all the fuss surrounding the startup culture was truly about. After all, the area looked exactly like the Southern California…

Yating Lu

Uncertainty can be an Answer

  My excitement grows as I read an email from a colleague whom I used to work with at IXL Center during my last summer. The email came in with a bold heading of “IXL center is a Forbes Best Management Consulting Firm for 2017.” Additionally, the thrilling content draws in my attention more as…