The Entrepreneurship Internship Program is a "Transition to Impact" summer program for Davidson students interested in working for entrepreneurial ventures. This program connects qualified Davidson students in full-time, paid internships with start-up companies, innovation-oriented companies, and entrepreneurial social ventures. Funding for the interns comes directly from the employer, and provides sufficient compensation to cover basic living expenses for the summer. The program has grown tremendously-it connected 23 Davidson students to 14 different innovative companies and organizations.
iMedicare, an early stage but rapidly growing pharmaceutical technology company based in New York City, hired two marketing interns to research market opportunities, speak with customers, and contribute to design and marketing strategies. iMedicare hired 2013 summer intern Nathan Shanor '14 as VP of Operations.
Davidson Connection: Flaviu Simihaian '08, co-founder of iMedicare
Students: Julia Guthrie '15 and Grey Gordon '15
Street Soccer USA, a social organization that uses soccer as a platform to improve the heath, education, and employment outcomes for disadvantaged and homeless Americans, hired two students to serve as event coordinator interns. The students will take on leadership roles planning and executing several large-scale tournaments and events to take place in New York City this summer.
Davidson Connection: Lawrence Cann '00, founder and president of Street Soccer USA
Students: Amanda Silver '15 and Kieran Lenahan '15
5am Ventures, a Menlo Park based venture capital firm dedicated to creating value in early-stage life science companies, hired a summer intern to work on projects related to portfolio analysis, biotech industry research, and investment opportunity screening.
Davidson Connection: Andy Schwab '93, co-founder and managing partner of 5am Ventures
Student: Kristian Garciamendez-Rowold '15
The Tech Museum of Innovation, Silicon Valley's largest science and technology museum, hired two students to serve in marketing, fundraising, engineering, exhibit development and any number of areas.
Davidson Connection: Tim Ritchie '83, president of The Tech Museum of Innovation
Students: Haven Yang '16 and Claire Gutermuth '15
60-Day MBA, a San Francisco based startup that serves as an online business incubator to empower everyday entrepreneurs, hired a sales and marketing intern to expand their customer base through email and web marketing.
Davidson Connection: Ryan Ferrier '03, president and co-founder of 60-Day MBA
Student: Erik Ducker '14
OrthoCarolina, a leading orthopedic practice, hired three students to assist with organizational process improvement as part of their patient and family centered care initiative. The students will shadow patients throughout their experience at OrthoCarolina, identify areas of potential improvement, and consolidate and present their findings to the project leadership team.
Davidson Connection: Dan Murrey '87, CEO of OrthoCarolina
Students: Meera Goswitz '15, Seth Beeson '14, and Seth Saylors '14
Mountain Khakis, a maker of outdoor-inspired apparel and outdoor sporting goods and products, hired a student for research, analysis, and all-around operational support.
Davidson Connection: Ross Saldarini '92, founder and CEO of Mountain Khakis
Student: Connery O'Brien '16
The Garretson Resolution Group, a neutral provider of services to parties who are settling personal injury claims in Charlotte, hired a student for their business analytics team. The student will contribute quality analysis and insight alongside the team and will have the opportunity to make a substantive impact on how the company benefits from its data. The intern is also responsible for her own capstone project.
Davidson Connection: Pete Benbow '07, manager of analytics and reporting for the Garretson Resolution Group
Student: Nancy Brown '15
Packard Place, an entrepreneurial hub in Charlotte dedicated to developing fast-growth businesses and the professional community to drive them, hired two business development interns to assist in every aspect of their expansion process as they extend beyond Uptown to new locations.
Davidson Connection: Dan Roseli (friend of the college), co-founder of Packard Place
Students: Sophia Smith '16 and Shuyu Cao '16
R65 Labs, a startup software design and development company in Durham focused on addressing problems at the intersection of healthcare and education, hired a software engineering intern to assist with general programming and web development tasks, software testing and debugging.
Davidson Connection: Mark Williams '86, founder and CEO of R65 Labs
Student: Andrew Liu '14
Alchemy Learning, a Baltimore based educational technology startup that creates cloud-based, data-driven learning and curriculum management tools for teachers and schools, hired two Davidson students to work directly with the co-founders on marketing research, fundraising, and general day-to-day operations.
Davidson Connection: Henry Blue '06 and Win Smith '06, co-founders of Alchemy Learning
Students: Veronica Fiorino '16 and Sam Riehl ‘15
Ledbury, a Richmond, Virginia based growth focused men's apparel business, hired a student to work on various projects, assist in customer relations, and work with the customer service team.
Davidson Connection: Paul Watson '02, COO of Ledbury
Student: Nathan Brown '16
Twizoo, a mobile-based London startup that generates visualized user reviews by analyzing the real-time conversations on Twitter, hired two Davidson student interns to use Python programming software to improve Twizoo's natural language processing of Tweets.
Davidson Connection: Madeline Parra '09, co-founder and CEO of Twizoo
Students: Jackson Spell '15 and Sarah Klett '15
The Amani Institute, a new center for social entrepreneurship education in Kenya, hired a student to be involved in a wide range of activities, from researching ways of addressing operational challenges, to interacting with experts and the creative process of solving major social problems.
Davidson Connection: Roshan Paul '02, President of the Amani Institute
Student: Shea Parikh '16