Tribe Updates

Bain Capital Ventures FastPitch opportunity - 2013

posted Apr 4, 2013, 2:45 PM by Melody Koh

Bain Capital Ventures invites you to submit your ideas for its FastPitch competition. Please submit your business plans or pitch decks (BCV has no specific formatting requirements) to RC Dave West at by noon on April 5th. Finalists will be selected to present at the Bain Capital Ventures offices in Boston on April 12th, where all finalists will receive feedback and exceptional teams could receive funding for their ideas.

Product Management 101 at HBS (EC only)

posted Aug 15, 2012, 1:18 PM by Melody Koh   [ updated Aug 15, 2012, 1:18 PM ]

Are you interested in tech Product Management role post-HBS ? Need to get real hands-on experience and beef up your PM credentials ? Want to get class credit at the same time ?

We are creating an independent study course with Prof. Eisenmann where students will build (for credit) Student Association Mobile Apps as product managers.

If you are interested, sign-up here to learn more about this exciting new undertaking to launch HBS student specific mobile apps built by HBS students for HBS student.

Pymetrics - HBS fall internship opportunity

posted Aug 13, 2012, 7:56 AM by Melody Koh

The Company:  Pymetrics was started by an HBS graduate and neuroscientist and is a “people recommendation engine” that uses the last ten years of neuroscience research to better match job seekers and companies based on cognitive, social, and emotional attributes.  Our tests also help students determine the industry and function that best fits them based on a multidimensional analysis of their strengths and weaknesses.  It is different from other career assessment tools in that it uses one to three minute computer games to extract objective data instead of relying on question-and-answer feedback.  Pymetrics algorithms provide a customized assessment of the strengths and weaknesses present in a company’s employees, the characteristics of prototypical top performers and, based on this data, can predict how good of a cultural and performance fit a potential hire would be.

The Position:  Pymetrics is looking for a part-time intern from HBS for the fall semester to perform 2-5 hours of work each week, depending on his/her capacity.  The job would involve running a campaign to promote our assessments and educate other students on the value these tests offer, not only in determining ideal industry and function, but also in assessing their strengths and weaknesses as they compare to other HBS students.  A basic sample report can be viewed here:  While we normally charge clients for these assessments, we are offering them free to HBS students as the anonymous data collected helps us improve our analytical tools.

Compensation:  While the position is unpaid, it would serve as impressive experience at a successful startup on a resume, especially for those interested in entrepreneurship, general management, tech, or human capital management. 


Internship opp at GiveAHeart (social microdonation service start-up)

posted May 13, 2012, 8:14 AM by Melody Koh

GiveAHeart, a social microdonation service start-up, based out of the Bay area is looking for a summer intern for business development. GiveAHeart is a for-profit startup company that will help non-for-profits as well as talented individuals to raise money and make their content viral. Their goal is to improve the way people donate online and think about donations. GiveAHeart aspires to become social utility in microdonations, the same as Youtube - in video sharing or Paypal - in p2p payments.

Upon successful completion of internship, the candidate will be able to join the company as a co-founder. More details in the document attached. Please, send you CV to


Start & Build incubator founders visiting Startuptribe meeting April 9th.

posted Apr 6, 2012, 10:18 AM by Daniel Rumennik

On April 9th at 6pm in the iLab (during Startuptribe meeting) Alex and Travis Parsons from Start & Build will be visiting to meet with startups and entrepreneurs interested in applying to their groundbreaking new incubator in NYC this summer. Feel free to reach out to them ahead of time and be sure to attend!

About Start & Build:

Start & Build is a technology accelerator that builds products in partnership with great business founders. We believe "non-technical founders" face significant challenges getting good ideas off the ground. So we've created a New York-based program where you bring your idea and expertise, and together we build your product utilizing our own design and development team in exchange for equity in your business. The program, organized around 100 days and $100,000 budget, is designed to build your MVP and position your startup for accelerated financing, team building and business development.

2012 will be our first year for the program, so we're taking pitches from teams now to find our first small group of startups to start with us this summer. We're looking forward to meeting some startups at HBS on April 9th. Interested teams should reach out to us in advance of our visit to line up an in-person intro meeting and learn more about the program.

For more information and a short presentation on start&build please reach out to Travis ( or Dan Rumennik (




[Full-time job opp] VC associate at Fairhaven Capital

posted Mar 27, 2012, 3:33 PM by Melody Koh   [ updated Apr 2, 2012, 10:31 AM ]

Fairhaven Capital, an early stage venture capital firm, is hiring for a full-time associate to start summer/fall 2012. The position is based in Cambridge, MA.  Responsibilities for the position include deal sourcing and due diligence, assisting in the management of portfolio companies, and developing investment themes.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of prior work experience.  Desired roles include sales/business development, product management, marketing, engineering, investment banking, consulting.
  • An MBA from a top-tier university.
  • Undergraduate degree in an analytical discipline (finance, math, engineering, etc) is preferred.

About Fairhaven Capital: Based in Cambridge’s Kendall Square, Fairhaven Capital is a venture capital fund dedicated to a thesis-based approach to investing in North American technology companies. This approach focuses investment efforts on markets where emerging companies and technologies can create significant value in three to five years. The Fairhaven team is focused on themes in the consumer, enterprise, financial services, materials, media infrastructure and security markets. Fairhaven is currently investing out of its second fund of $250 million.  More info at

Please email cover letter and resume to Wan Li Zhu (

Dashfire (Chicago-based tech development firm) presentation @6pm, Mon (3/26) at iLab

posted Mar 25, 2012, 6:40 PM by Melody Koh

Rick Desai, co-founder of Dashfire, will be visiting HBS on Monday, 3/26 to discuss Dashfire during the Startup Tribe weekly meeting - 6pm @ iLab room 102. Brent Grinna (HBS '10), founder/CEO of Everture, will join to discuss his experience working with Rick and Dashfire to launch Evertrue as a non-technical founder.

About Dashfire:

Dashfire partners with entrepreneurs to “convert powerpoints into products.”  We recognize how challenging finding a technical co-founder can be, so we develop early stage products that enable our partners to build their companies.  We also strategize on business models, networking, and financing.   Our companies have raised angel and seed capital and have been accepted into TechStars, Greenstart, and Dogpatch Labs.

Startup w/an app? Apply now for free exhibition oppty at @AppNationConf NYC ($2k value) thanks to @HighlandCapital

posted Mar 22, 2012, 1:54 PM by Andrew Rosenthal

A note from Bob Davis, GP at Highland Capital Partners.

In another step to be helpful for startups coming out of universities, I want to bring to your attention a “no strings attached” offer to demo and participate in a great industry conference.
The APPNATION NYC + TV 3.0 Conference with about 400 attendees will be held in NY on May 16th during Internet Week.  As part of the conference, Highland Capital Partners will be providing a handful of startups the (free) opportunity to showcase their products in front of the eco-system in which we live - digital marketers, advertisers and agencies, device manufacturers and investors.  I can't promise it will change their world but it should be a nice step.
They’ll receive complimentary access to a demo pod and a full showcase package to be featured in THE GARAGE ­– a special interactive area within the exhibition designed exclusively for early stage developers seeking exposure to the entire app world (a $2,000 value).
If you know of a startup that would benefit from this opportunity, just direct them to to learn more and apply by the April 9th deadline.  The application is simple and won't take more than a few minutes. This is not a Highland event and we require nothing from the students in return.  It's simply our way of providing the next generation of entrepreneurs with exposure and experience.


MBA summer internship opportunity w/ Novophage

posted Mar 19, 2012, 6:08 PM by Melody Koh

The company is Novophage and the CEO, Micah Rosenbloom, was HBS’03 and cofounder/COO of a successful exit in our portfolio, Brontes, which he sold to 3M and then ran the division for 2 years before starting this company.  He’s an awesome entrepreneur.  Here’s their blurb:

Novophage's vision is that one day pathogen sensors will monitor environments the same way we use smoke detectors today. Novophage is a dynamic start-up company at the intersection of breakthroughs in synthetic biology, sensors and data modeling and visualization. The company’s mission is to improve the health and safety of global consumers by building integrated systems that can quickly and easily detect harmful bacteria in the food, healthcare and other industries. The technology will be sold to large food production facilities, processors and retailers. In the future, this technology can be applied to anywhere where monitoring environmental healthy and safety is critical such as hospitals, nursing homes, cruise ships and other large institutions. The technology enables data driven decision making before problems develop.

If interested, contact Micah Rosenbloom directly at

Startup Summer- 100 Summer Internship Opportunities at Startups in Boston

posted Mar 19, 2012, 12:43 PM by Melody Koh

If you're still looking for an internship for this summer, Startup Summer is a new program which offers students a single application to apply to over 100 internships at dozens of early-stage startups across the Greater Boston area.  In addition to working at your startup for the summer, all participants will have exclusive access to events and workshops to learn what it's like to build a startup and will host social events allowing you to build relationships with the other students participating in the program with you.

Applications are opened to all current undergraduate and graduate students pursuing any major or educational interest.  If you're interested in applying, more information about the program as well as the application is online at  If you have any questions, please email

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