Startup Internship Program

An R&D based industrial training program designed for post high school graduates to help them build a future proof career path in a 1 to 4 year period.

Objective

  • It’s a cross faculty program designed to expose post high school graduates to social innovation and entrepreneurship, help them build future proof career paths as job creators rather than job seekers.

  • Co-create communities, solutions and ecosystems to solve the world's biggest problems including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and make the world a better and inclusive place.

  • It’s got a built-in robust governance and controls framework that mitigates risks of failure and improves project success rate significantly.

  • It’s run on an online co-creators platform with embedded workflows to deliver quality startups and solutions under supervision of industry domain experts.

Program Features

  • It's got a standard co-creators contract that helps co-creators fast-track venture building and deliver massive projects.

  • The program has 990 workshops of 2-hour each.

  • If you take 5 to 20 workshops a week, you can complete the program within 1 to 4 years.

  • You can take a break or even discontinue the program anytime as long as you have delivered the tasks in hand you have committed to work on.

  • Flextime work schedule.

  • Work from a nearby workspace

Takeaways

  • Get exposure to projects from the industry and UN SDGs 2030

  • Get an internship certificate for the number of terms you complete as per your university requirements.

  • Get Value Addition Certificate for every project building block you deliver to build up your skills.

  • Every Value Addition Certificate comes with Equity Credits.

  • Convert the Equity Credits earned into cash stipend or equity stocks depending on options offered by relevant projects.

  • Apply for a domain expert role as a co-creator upon completion of the program that's 990 workshops of 2 hour each.

  • Terms & conditions apply.

Skill faculties and domains of expertise

The program helps build the whole range of skills from startup to scale up an enterprise including skills to co-create users communities, solutions or products and enterprise ecosystems.

A high level outline of in-scope faculties or domains of expertise is as follows:

  • Community building – learn leadership, sharing economy and ideation process.

  • Mission control – learn decision making, planning & controls and delivering promises.

  • Marketing – learn digital marketing strategies and tools, multimedia content creation and connecting with target audience.

  • Solution building – learn co-creating products and systems using R&D based techniques, modern technologies and tools.

  • Value delivery – learn and automate order to cash process steps

  • Sourcing and resourcing – learn win-win negotiation and ecosystem building skills.

  • Operation controls that involve delivering operational plans, managing risks and stakeholders.

You'll be assigned only those tasks that interest you out of the work postings from various projects.

Modus Operandi

  • Projects are broken down into Building Blocks [BBs] as per domains of expertise

  • BBs are broadcast in the Work Postings forum at Better World Makers Network.

  • Members of the program work as Research & Development Associates [RDA] in Building Block [BB] Delivery Teams.

  • RDAs reply to work postings that interest them.

  • Domain Experts assigned to BBs share details like BB scope, estimated man-hours required to deliver the scope, timeline, stipend details etc with all interested RDAs.

  • Domain Experts make offers to shortlisted RDAs and agree terms.

  • Selected RDAs schedule workshops according to the BB requirements.

  • BB Delivery Team work in those online workshops to deliver the BB.

  • RDAs get certificates for the value addition and account statements for financial settlements upon successful delivery of building blocks.

Eligibility

  • High school graduates

  • Champions of personal mastery

  • Excellent skills to research, rank and resource to render given objectives

  • Must have a fit for purpose laptop and a high speed internet.

  • Must have access to a workspace like a nearby university or neighborhood public library or co-working space as work-from-home is not counted.

  • Must be a member of Better World Makers Network; the membership is free of cost but mandatory to maintain for the duration of the program.

  • Terms & conditions apply.

Financial Terms

  • RDA interns earn Equity Credits [ECs] as stipends for Building Blocks [BBs] they deliver.

  • Projects buy ECs for cash within 90 days at a value they agree in advance with RDAs before assigning BBs.

  • Any overdue payments they have to offer stock options of equal value in the project under Co-creators Contract.

  • The work is done in online team workshops.

  • PMO runs the workshops using system embedded workflows to help successful and timely delivery of BBs.

  • There is a cost to run the workshops, usually not more than $1 per hour payable by the delivery team.

  • Work postings shared with RDA interns have specific terms such as cash stipends, any stock options, number of workshops needed, deadlines, billing to projects and how the net surplus after the workshop costs is shared within the team.

  • Here’s an example of indicative terms offered by typical work postings:

    • Equity Credits payable in cash @ $3 per workshop for agreed number of workshops required to deliver the building block within a standard credit period of 90 days. Any overdue amount is secured by stock options at 45% equity out of the amount billed, i.e, value added to the project by the Building Block Delivery Team.

    • Cost of workshops @ $1 per hour is payable to the Company, in advance or within the standards credit period of 90 days, either by the RDA or the Domain Experts or the Project or based on the terms offered by project owners.

  • Workshops cost is usually payable upfront when scheduled by or on behalf of the team.

  • Terms offered by different projects may vary owing to the variation in local laws and market rates.

  • Stipends offered by projects are supposed to deliver net earnings after workshop costs.

  • You will have a choice not to accept any non-competitive offer from a project.

  • Terms included in BBs published as work postings will be final and overriding.

  • Workshops used purely for the purpose of academic learning cannot be billed to projects and therefore, the cost of running workshops that’s like US$1/hr or so won’t be recoverable.