Blockchain Startup

This innovative blockchain startup provides solutions for transparency, authentication, counterfeit-proof certification, and data integrity using blockchain technology. The products allow for digital signatures and certification of documents, and their API can certify any type of information using Blockchain. Their solutions are primarily used for compliance, legal tech, banking, education, government, and energy.

Country: Argentina
Industry: Technology & Web Development; Finance & Consulting; Entrepreneurship & Startups
Sector: For-Profit Company
Office Size: Very small (1 to 10 full-time staff members)


Intern Project Examples:

1 - Business Development Research Intern

The intern will conduct an in-depth analysis of anti-corruption initiatives and legal frameworks, with a focus on new standards for compliance and governance.  The project’s goal is to identify new business opportunities where the company can become a key player by combining digital signature and blockchain records.

Spanish Level Required: Advanced
Academic Background and Technical Skills:

  • You are a Blockchain enthusiast: You know about Blockchain, its features, and how it will and already impacts different industries. You are also eager and ready to research and learn more about the technology.

  • You are a born leader: Good enough doesn't exist; you insist on innovation and always seek for fresh opportunities. Delivering work to your highest standards makes you proud.

  • You are a change-maker: You know there is always a way we can improve results, and you are committed to helping others see those possibilities.

  • You are a strategist: Thinking outside the box is something you not only enjoy but also love. You create business opportunities. You are keen on driving business growth and inspiring others along the way by creating effective and innovative strategies.

  • You are a storyteller: You use data to drive actionable insights to illustrate problem solving and land compelling messages. You craft meaningful stories that resonate with a broad and diverse audience.

  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: You believe in being the leader, innovator, and pioneer of the marketplace, rather than being a follower. You have a passion for winning and thrive to make the company the best in the industry.

  • You are independent and have plenty of initiative: You are proactive and eager to develop the best possible material. You are creative, enjoy independence to develop your own criteria, and work hard on it.

  • You work every day to master your field.

Successful candidates:

  • Thrive on new challenges.

  • Are inquisitive and collaborative.

  • Take goals and deadlines (and not themselves) seriously.

  • Have relentless execution.

  • Are true believers of the Blockchain Technology.

  • Focus on the things that matter.

  • Are willing to have continuous customer and potential customer contact.

  • Preference for rising seniors (or truly exceptional rising juniors) in any of the following majors: English literature, creative/business/professional writing, journalism, communications, media, marketing, advertising, public relations, or any other relevant field.

2 - Business Development Strategy Intern

Project Phase I: Customer Discovery

Goal:

  • Testing hypotheses and understanding customer problems and needs.

  • Analyze current business model and hypothesis.

  • Test the problem, and then test and understand customer needs.

  • Test the solution.

  • Pivot or proceed.

Exit Criteria:

  • What are your customers’ top problems?

  • How much will they pay to solve them?

  • Does your product concept solve them?

  • Do customers agree?

  • How much will they pay?

  • Draw a day-in-the-life of a customer (archetypes).

  • Before and after your product

  • Draw the Organization Chart of users and buyers.

 

Project Phase II: Customer Validation

Goal:

  • Develop a scalable and repeatable business model.

  • Do you have a proven sales roadmap?

  • Organization Chart? Influence map?

  • Do you understand the sales cycle?

  • LTV (Lifetime Value), ROI (Return on Investment), etc.

  • Do you have a set of orders ($) validating the roadmap?

  • Does the financial model make sense?

The intern will work on these two project phases during the internship, with great independence and a high level of decision-making.  The intern will gain personal and professional growth by learning from decision making and by having a positive impact on the business.

The deliverable for the project consists of two parts:

(1) Customer Development analysis, stating:

  • Acquired knowledge about the company’s customers needs and problems.

  • How the company currently addresses its Exit Criteria.

(2) Business Implementation Proposal, indicating:

  • New business opportunities based on acquired knowledge.

  • Performing Business Model variations.

  • Applicable and superior strategies that meet Exit Criteria.

Spanish Level Required: Advanced
Academic Background and Technical Skills:

  • You are a Blockchain enthusiast: You know about Blockchain, its features, and how it will and already impacts different industries. You are also eager and ready to research and learn more about the technology.

  • You are a born leader: Good enough doesn't exist; you insist on innovation and always seek for fresh opportunities. Delivering work to your highest standards makes you proud.

  • You are a change-maker: You know there is always a way we can improve results, and you are committed to helping others see those possibilities.

  • You are a strategist: Thinking outside the box is something you not only enjoy but also love. You create business opportunities. You are keen on driving business growth and inspiring others along the way by creating effective and innovative strategies.

  • You are a storyteller: You use data to drive actionable insights to illustrate problem solving and land compelling messages. You craft meaningful stories that resonate with a broad and diverse audience.

  • You love to win, and have fun doing it: You believe in being the leader, innovator, and pioneer of the marketplace, rather than being a follower. You have a passion for winning and thrive to make the company the best in the industry.

  • You are independent and have plenty of initiative: You are proactive and eager to develop the best possible material. You are creative, enjoy independence to develop your own criteria, and work hard on it.

  • You work every day to master your field.

Successful candidates:

  • Thrive on new challenges.

  • Are inquisitive and collaborative.

  • Take goals and deadlines (and not themselves) seriously.

  • Have relentless execution.

  • Are true believers of the Blockchain Technology.

  • Focus on the things that matter.

  • Are willing to have continuous customer and potential customer contact.

  • Preference for rising seniors (or truly exceptional rising juniors) in any of the following majors: English literature, creative/business/professional writing, journalism, communications, media, marketing, advertising, public relations, or any other relevant field.

3 - Marketing & Graphic Design Intern

The intern will develop a set of training and educational videos, working on both brand construction and educational materials for investors, clients, and community. Specifically, the intern will design and produce creative, audiovisual content, including images, graphic design, video filming and editing, info graphics, tutorials, and webinars. This content will be about the company’s products and about the company’s internal and external processes. The audience will be users, potential investors, and the company’s thriving community. The intern will work alongside the Customer Development and Sales Team and will learn about the company’s culture, identity, and philosophy.

Spanish Level Required: Advanced
Academic Background and Technical Skills:

  • Preference for rising seniors (or truly exceptional rising juniors) in any of the following majors: English literature, creative/business/professional writing, journalism, communications, media, marketing, advertising, public relations, or any other relevant field.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong research skills.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Some experience of content production, distribution, or marketing.

  • An interest in the digital economy.



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