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In Case You Ever Get Curious About Startup Scenes In Vietnam

So, even though I was born in Vietnam and am really interested in startups, I’d never actually worked for a startup until this summer. Working for 2 startups in 2 industries, and also got to know about many other startups in different fields, I found the startup scene in Vietnam surprisingly thriving. That is the…

You Think These Mistakes Are Obvious For A Startup?

If you have followed my blog, you may have already known that I interned for two companies in 2 completely different industries in this summer, one of which is a F&B startup and the other is a tech one. Both of these startups have stayed in the markets for pretty much the same period of…

Taline Karozichian

The Virtue of Pivoting in Business

As time goes on, you learn more and more bout your business and the markets needs. That’s exactly what we realized. There is a market for convenience, no doubt about it. But for rental? We aren’t all that sure anymore. The majority of our customers love the service we offer, and even ask to buy…

Alisson Amaral

Adaptability and the sales process

This summer I have been having an amazing opportunity to intern back home at a startup focused on education. As I mentioned in the previous post, one of the main reasons that influenced me to choose a startup instead of a big corporation was the flexibility in the program. I was offered the opportunity to…

Benjamin Norris

Preparing for the Future

Worrying about the future often prompts preparing for it. At MassChallenge, the staff is constantly helping us prepare for the future. Last week, a long time MassChallenge employee gave a presentation, at an intern meeting, about salary negotiation. Salary negotiation is a topic most job seekers, including myself, find daunting. The presenter addressed then and…

Moise Harari

The power of data

As my internship at MC (startup accelerator) finishes, I can say that the biggest thing I learned is how powerful data can be in business. When I started my job as the Startup Services Intern at MC, the Startup Services department was in the middle of reinventing how they addressed the needs of 128 startups throughout…

Lauren Mariano

Taking an Unconventional Summer Internship

“The best things I’ve done in life are things that nobody else does,” one of my close friends said to me as I was deciding what internship opportunities to pursue this summer. Between choosing a more corporate sales position, versus something more unconventional, I was conflicted. However, the unconventional opportunity existed in the realm of…

One Thing About Working In A Startup

I think I have this thing called startup fetish. I always love working in a startup because I think I am more suitable to work in an energetic, fast-moving and open environment of a startup. Basically, that “stay-foolish-stay-hungry” style in a startup excites me. What I have come to realize over this summer is that,…

Yumel Hernandez-Pascual

Growth Hacking A Startup

This summer I have been doing a lot of growth hacking for the startups in the accelerator. First, What is Growth Hacking? Simply put a growth hacker is a person whose true north star is growth. Its all about acquiring and retaining customers using creative and low-cost strategies. Growth hackers don’t care about budget, expenses,…