Undergraduate Blog / Tag: start-up

Fast Environment, Slow Results

People tend to associate start-ups with fast-paced environments. From experience, I can tell you that this is true. One week, you’ll just be sitting around hoping someone knocks on your doors. The next, you’re struggling to balance four projects running simultaneously in your sales pipeline with very tight deadlines. Every week, I set goals for…

You Can’t Manage until You’ve Done the Job Yourself

Have you ever been assigned a tedious task that could’ve been done differently? Have you ever been given projects for which the deadlines were just unreasonable? Well, if so, then best believe your managers have never done the jobs themselves. You need to be in the field to know how things can be optimized. You…

Four Reasons Why I Only Work with Start-Ups

I’ve never once worked with an established company. So far, I’ve worked with five start-ups and have a handful of side ventures that I am pursuing. Here are my reasons why I enjoy working with start-ups: 1. Open and Collaborative Environment Expect no more than 15 employees in the office. The smallest office I’ve worked…

Understanding Business Effects of COVID-19

COVID-19 has had extensive effects on the worldwide populations financially and socially. Social distancing initiatives have been put into place hindering physical contact and meetings. Many industries are suffering and heaps of companies will not be around even after the pandemic ends. One of the start-ups that I am working at this summer aims to…

What to Expect From Working at a Start-Up

This summer, I have the unique opportunity of working for a start-up that is only just now beginning to scale up its operations into nationwide retail stores. Tru, Inc. produces all-natural functional drink supplements, assisting with areas such as energy, focus, sleep, and more. With the desires of the company aimed at scaling up and…

Linh Ha

What do VCs look for in a start-up?

From the start-up’s point of view, pitching to investors could be an intimidating process in which start-ups have to present their heart out to convince the investors that they are the next unicorn and thus worth investing in. A pitch deck to present to the investors might vary depending on the requirement of the investors…

Tommy Wang

My Reflection after a Short Chat with one of my Colleagues

This summer, I am interning at Soteria Networks, a start-up tech company based in Natick, MA as a business analyst intern. As a mentioned in previous homework, the small office allows me to interact with people from different departments. Last week, I invited David, the chief technician of the company to have lunch together. At…

Kirishika Krishnarajah

Working in a Startup Division

At ALKU there are multiple different divisions throughout the company that work to help consultants placed on projects such as Workday, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Device, Oracle, and Epic. Epic is the division I am currently working with and it is relatively new. Although working with such a new startup like division has its perks it is…

Linh Ha

Why VCs and 03 venture capitalists that inspired me

This summer, I am interning at a venture capital (VC) firm in Hanoi, Vietnam. The question I’ve been asked the most since the start of my internship is: “Why VCs?” I have a thousand answers for this question but it all comes down to one reason: The people! For every decision I make in life,…

Nikhil Anand

4. My Quick Exposure into Venture Capital

Start ups need to start up. To do this the need capital. The venture capital (vc) industry provides those much needed dollars to companies and takes an equity stake in the startup in return. It may be a hot form of investing right now, but the venture capital industry only takes up 0.3% ($30 billion)…