NC IDEA 2021 Summer Graduate Fellowship

NC IDEA is seeking talented students with a demonstrated interest in startups and entrepreneurship for a fellowship opportunity. While the fellowship is targeted at 1st year MBA candidates, students in other programs with corresponding interest are also encouraged to apply.

The fellowship requires a full-time, 40 hour/week commitment for 10 weeks over the summer (June-August). Selected candidates will be compensated at a rate of $750 a week.


This program is ideal for students interested in 1) having an investment career with an angel/venture capital firm or 2) entrepreneurs and entrepreneurially minded students looking to enhance their knowledge of the startup landscape in North Carolina and/or gain a better understanding of how young ventures are evaluated by investors. 

Fellows will receive the opportunity to work directly with emerging startups who have received NC IDEA’s SEED and MICRO grants or participated in NC IDEA LABS. This experience will allow fellows to dedicate their summer to a diverse range of projects including, but not limited to:

  • Customer Discovery 

  • Customer Segmentation

  • Financial Modeling

  • Pitch Scrubs

  • Pricing Analysis

  • Investor/Valuation Research

  • Marketing Validation and Planning Exercises

  • Market and Industry Research

Each student will also receive an opportunity to spend a portion of the summer working on projects that directly benefit the mission of NC IDEA.

Additional benefits of the program include:

  • Attend various workshops/speaking engagements for NC IDEA LABS.

  • Network with entrepreneurs, investors, and advisors from around the state.

Additional resources
Resumes will be accepted until positions are filled.  

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