The Entrepreneurship Internship Program is a new "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. Interns also attend an orientation and debrief at Davidson before and after the program. Funding for the interns comes directly from the employer, and provides sufficient compensation to cover basic living expenses for the summer.
Tresata, a growing big data analytics startup, hired two students to work on distributed systems (mainly, but not just Hadoop) and be a driving force in designing and coding their applications.
Davidson Connection: Jack Deloach '12, Data Scientist at Tresata
Students: Bryan Kelly '14 and Sam Echikson'14
Technekes, a technology-driven marketing company, hired a student to do market research and competitive pricing on a new product.
Davidson Connection: Jean Zoutewelle '86, Director of Finance at Technekes
Student: Richard Yan '15
Remington/Mountain Khakis, a maker of outdoor-inspired apparel and outdoor sporting goods and products, hired a student to assist CEO Ross Saldarini in all aspects of running Mountain Khakis.
Davidson Connection: Ross Saldarini '92, Founder and CEO of Mountain Khakis
Student: Willie MacDade '16
OrthoCarolina, a leading orthopedic practice, hired four 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: Jannat Khan '14, Seth Beeson '14, Minisha Lohani '14, Raven Hoskins '13
Southeast Apartment Investors
Southeast Apartment Investors, a start-up investing in ownership and development of apartment complexes, is hiring a student to develop financial models and presentation materials.
Davidson Connection: Robert Deaton '85, Founder of Southeast Apartment Investors
Student: Samantha Wobst '15
iMedicare, a company creating revolutionary pharmacy software, hired a student to support many aspects of this early stage startup.
Davidson Connection: Flaviu Simihaian '08, Co-founder of iMedicare
Student: Nathan Shanor '14
The Amani Institute
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: Katie Wells '14