Right Hand Intern/Apprenticeship

Posted on April 18, 2013. Filed under: startups, venture capital |

If you are a reader of this blog, you likely know by now that Doug, Eric, and I have been cooking on a new startup for the past few months.  We’ve arrived at a stage where I am ready to bring on someone to help me be a more effective CEO.  I had this “right hand” relationship with a very talented MBA student while running Hyperpublic and I’ve learned that I like working alongside a right hand guy/gal.  The only reason to take this gig is to get a crash course in startup operations, strategy and company building.  We have been bootsrapping. There’s no cash to be had, so you have to really want to learn and be a part of the earliest stages of building a technology company.  For the right person, this is your window into the “how to build a successful company playbook.” My goal will be to hand you the bottom 10% of work that I do as CEO, and to share with you my process and thinking around the other 90%.  I will invest heavily in mentorship and guidance, and I will expect you to invest heavily and getting shit done.  This is a job for someone who takes deep pride in EVERY single thing they do.  There will be a lot of small jobs. A lot of unsexy work…and some really important, very sexy work… I envision this being a sort of 2-3 month gig.  At the end, my hope is that you will go on to start your first company, with a playbook and model for early stage execution in your head and a network/platform within the technology community to succeed.   It may be that you fall in love with our company and we evolve to a point where there is a full time role for you here, but that is not why you take this opportunity.

The ideal candidate

–       you were born with your sleeves rolled up

–       you might be trying to move from another industry into the tech/startup world (my last right hand guy came from Goldman Sachs)

–       you are the hardest working person you know

–       you are a self starter who can get things done without a lot of direction or help

–       you might have an MBA, but one is not required

–       operations, execution and project management excite you

–       you have deep attention to detail

–       you like research and analytical thinking

–       you are upset by the experience of using the internet on your phone

What you’ll get

–       a ground floor seat on our rocket ship

–       I’ll teach you everything I possibly can

–       You’ll spend your days sitting next to some of the brightest minds in our industry

Commitment: 4-5 days per week, 2-3 month gig

Start Date: ASAP

Send resume / relevant web links to: jordan.cooper@gmail.com (put Intern/Apprenticeship in subject line pls)

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