Startups · Entrepreneur

Will a startups take someone in and provide a non-traditional inside looking out experience?

Tyrone Thomas Jr.

March 11th, 2016

I have been thinking outside the box for a way to advance entrepreneurship confidence and success rates. 
It seems quite obvious to me that the best way to accomplish this is through an aspiring entrepreneur actually getting a real world experience  from an inside looking out perspective rather than a class, advise or some off the shelf course. I guess you can call it sort of an entrepreneurial internship. Does anyone know of any startups who have done or is doing this?  
A great idea is 1% of the work. Execution is the other 99%. In this course, we’ll teach you how to conduct market analysis, create an MVP and pivot (if needed), launch your business, survey customers, iterate your product/service based on feedback, and gain traction quickly.

Michael Barnathan

March 11th, 2016

Any capacity you join an early stage startup in will have elements of entrepreneurial training, since you'll be working with the founders and early employees directly.

Tyrone Thomas Jr.

March 20th, 2016

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Liza Taylor Communication Specialist at Keyideas Infotech

March 13th, 2016

Great question Tyrone Thomas Jr.  I would suggest you to find someone or anyone from your own office to step apart from your organization and start functioning independently. Let him or her have a third party approach on the current business environment related to your industry. His or her views needs to be independent and impartial. If he or she is giving a biased opinion, you better take note of it because it wouldn't help in the long run. 

Martin Omansky Independent Venture Capital & Private Equity Professional

March 11th, 2016

I believe that Babson College in Wellesley, MA has an MBA program that includes internships in early-stage companies. You could inquire. (Babson is rated No. 1 in the country for Entrepreneurial Studies.)

Colleen Brennan-Vandersteen CEO and Founder - Refill Depot

March 11th, 2016

All startups have a uniqueness, it's a free for all!   There is no startup structure which is major reason for 80% failure rate, funding is the most inefficient and ineffective; major waste of time and money.    There are many points, 1) location can be a major determent for startups with zero access to investors; many additional major points, creating a report explaining the slow economic development.

As a Lean Architect and Root Cause Analyst, Refill Depot's experience gained priceless insight, I detest the funding stage which is the most frustrating experience however found the most sophisticated network after 2.5 years! 

Refill Depot nominee for 2015 Katerva Award-Global Sustainability, equivalent to Nobel, anxiously waiting for winner announcements.  Full investment for winners.