Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Impact Mozilla

From Mozilla:

Introducing our newest open source marketing project—a contest that gives you a chance to make your mark on Mozilla. We're looking for innovative ways to make sure people who download Firefox become regular users.

Interested? Start by sending us a summary of your ideas and an overview of how you and your team will carry them out. If your initial strategy makes the cut, we'll ask for a complete plan detailing your solution.

If your plan is selected as the winner, you'll have the opportunity to manage a marketing campaign for one of the top brands in the technology world. We'll give you the resources to enact your solution, plus $3,000 for the winning proposal.

More at www.impactmozilla.com 

Monday, September 29, 2008

Neat Startup Job Board - Startuply


why Startuply?

Because talent + fit is what we're all about. We give job seekers the power to compare apples to...well, oranges, and companies the ability to share both their vision and the reality of startup life.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Finance and Entrepreneurship

If you have a strong interest in both finance and entrepreneurship, contact me at hwr2@duke.edu.

In particular, I'm looking for someone with a strong finance background, perhaps with experience on wall street, and hopefully with a strong entrepreneurship background as well (having started a company before).

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Business IT Case competition

The first of its kind Business IT Case Competition, APEX is set to make
its mark globally. Differentiated from other case challenges by
featuring live cases from both public and private sectors, the case will
encompass reengineering business processes and using IT strategically to
heighten company leverage and maximise profits.

APEX will be held in Singapore, where the vibrant economy and lively
people make the city most apt for the challenge. The event is proudly
organised by Singapore Management University (SMU), in partnership with
the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) of Singapore.

I would like to invite your esteemed University's students to take part
in this inaugural international business IT case competition. I assure
you that the international exposure gained will be well worth the while,
and is good branding for Duke University.

With Southeast Asia's increasing importance in the global economy,
Singapore is definitely a place for networking with industry giants, a
place to transform business through IT, a place to experience. Right in
the heart of the bustling city state, the world's premier F1 night race
is all set to run. Looking forward, Singapore has also earned the honour
of hosting the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. And one cannot miss out on the
delicious international cuisines served all around the country, making
Singapore a food heaven you must visit!

I look forward to hearing from you. Should you have any queries, please
do not hesitate to contact me at xy.lee.2007@business.smu.edu.sg.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Web start-up looking for interns

FitMedia Concepts, Inc. is a web start-up co-founded by Duke alum Coleman Shelton.  The company is developing a video-based health and fitness web application and is looking for Fuqua interns. 


We can work with the interns to determine their responsibilities based their interests.  Responsibilities could include:


·         Conducting market research and competitive analysis to refine the product's features and our business model

·         Building a brand identity consistent with our strategic goals, and then using that identity to inform web development

·         Refining our content development plan and/or overseeing content development

·         Developing a marketing plan


Hours are flexible.  For more information, please E-mail MColemanShelton@gmail.com

Monday, September 8, 2008

A Simple, Online Tool for Mapping Informal Networks

Keyhubs.com was started by two Duke MBA alums to allow managers and business leaders to quickly and easily map human relationships in the workplace using web-based surveys.
Here is an example where the informal Keyhub chart reveals the importance of a manager relatively low in the formal hierarchy. He is very central to the communication and trust networks (via four incoming connections, including one from the CEO), thus the larger node size. This manager is a Keyhub in the company—something the formal org chart does not expose.

Click here to learn more or visit http://www.keyhubs.com/.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Mountain Ventures

Christopher Gergen writes:
"Our firm is looking to hire a smart, motivated, entrepreneurial intern for a few hours of work/ week.  This would have been the job I would have loved as an undergrad.  It's a nice mix of helping us with market research, business development, and researching stories for our blogs on Harvard Business, Inc, etc.  If you can send this job announcement around to your respective networks that would be great.  Note the deadline for receiving cover letters and resumes is Friday, September 26th"


JOB TITLE: Entrepreneurship Intern

TERMS: Part-Time Flexible Hours, approximately 10 hours per week

LOCATION: Anywhere

POSITION OBJECTIVE: Support the continued growth of an exciting national leadership development company and its founders, while also supporting the publicity efforts surrounding their new book, Life Entrepreneurs: Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Lives (Jossey-Bass, 2008, www.lifeentrepreneurs.com).  Candidate will be a self-starter who is dynamic, entrepreneurial, well organized, results-oriented, professional, and dedicated. 


  • Market and competitive research in the leadership development space
  • Research and idea generation to support the authors’ columns and blogs: Harvard Business Online, Inc.com, Life Entrepreneurs, Washington Times
  • Updating the company and book web site on a weekly basis
  • Supporting business development and sales & marketing activities, including marketing materials, client scheduling and follow-up, database management (via HighRise online), marketing strategy/messaging support, etc.
  • Supporting product development efforts
  • Identifying potential partner organizations and new business possibilities and leads
  • Identifying and soliciting appropriate “thought leader” support (e.g., authors of related books)
  • Scouring Google alerts for related initiatives
  • Conducting online research, as needed
  • Keeping authors regularly informed on progress


QUALIFICATIONS: Ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to manage a number of projects simultaneously and prioritize tasks.
  • Advanced computer knowledge and skills.
  • Team player.
  • Proven track record of seeing projects through to completion with little or no supervision.
  • Commitment to our mission and philosophy. 


To learn more about New Mountain Ventures, please visit www.newmountainventures.com

To learn more about Life Entrepreneurs and the authors, please visit www.lifeentrepreneurs.com


If interested, please send resume and email cover letter to info@lifeentrepreneurs.com before Friday, September 26th.