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Business Development MBA Summer Role

posted Apr 12, 2011, 9:11 AM by Jessica Bloomgarden
Yipit is a venture backed NYC startup that aggregates 400 Daily Deals sites and recommends offers based on where you are and what you like. We are building the technology front end to a new multi-billion dollar industry.

We are growing very quickly (nearing 200K subscribers, doubling every three months) and have received praise from The Today Show, The New York Times, TechCrunch, CNN and more.

The Yipit API

The Yipit API allows developers to build their own applications atop of the Yipit platform. We aggregate 15,000 Daily Deal offers per month across the major metros.

The product is brand new, but we already have 100+ of API users building on it. Our goals for the API are: (i) increase total number of developers using the platform and (ii) increase the total number of clicks we drive through the platform.

We would like to work with an MBA student from a top program in a summer role to help define and execute our business development strategy around our API product.

The Position

To understand how we’re thinking about the role, please read Chris Dixon and Shaival Shah‘s framework for the modern business development function. This summer we would like you to:
  • Define our key success metrics for the product (clicks, affiliate revenue, links, etc)
  • Conceive and execute marketing strategies to execute on those metrics
  • Account manage API partner relationships and provide product management input around customer feedback and use cases

Join Us

Please apply by providing your online presence and an outline how you will achieve the above goals this summer:

Some clarifications:
  • Be as detailed as possible
  • You have no constraints, only your ability to execute
Given the nature of this opportunity, we expect it to be extremely competitive. We are looking for someone truly exceptional, and who is ready to make this startup the primary focus of their summer.

This is a paid summer position, but more importantly, a rare and valuable opportunity to run a startup inside a startup – perfect for an operationally minded person who wants to start their own company one day. What’s more, Yipit currently has fewer than ten employees – you will have full awareness to all aspects of what we do.

Apply (and send questions) to bdrole@yipit.com.
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