StartupSeattle welcomes four inspired and talented students to the startup community this summer under a newly formed ‘StartSmart’ EIR program. The EIR program is designed for eager participants that want to dive headfirst into the tech startup community. This summer’s group consists of Molly Donnelly- Event Coordinator, Andrew Tat- Web-Master, Shira Genauer-Business Development and Sylvia Xu-Head of All Things Awesome (Social Media).
EIR’s will have the ability to increase engagement in the tech-startup world and broaden the impact of StartupSeattle through three defining aspects of the program: Support StartupSeattle, volunteer at nearby startups, and build a team startup. The EIR’s will support StartupSeattle and help to drive the community and company while aiding in the development of the business. Each week, EIR’s will gain experience outside of StartupSeattle and volunteer at different startups to learn from other mentors and leading entrepreneurs in the community. Finally, the team will work continuously throughout the program to create and launch a startup to be pitched at the program’s finish.
The program’s elasticity allows for each EIR to contribute to the group by leading the team in a specific area that hones on the EIR’s individual skill set and interests. Furthermore, EIR’s become involved in nearby startups and events surrounding their specific goals in the program. ‘StartSmart’ was officially launched at the beginning of the month and the team has already made a dent in the community having been mentioned by Xconomy, GeekWire and the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Looking for volunteers or want to get in contact with the ‘StartSmart’ team? Email email@example.com. To learn more about what the EIR’s have accomplished thus far, check out the Seattle Startup Map that was launched within 72 hours and an upcoming Women In Tech event featuring Kate Matsudaira.