Founder Associate

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Platform Founder Associates are an integral part of making Platform companies successful, and get to see up close what is involved in building a high-growth tech startup.

Platform companies are led by our “Founders-in-Residence” who become the CEO / Co-Founders of each company as it develops.

Founder Associates shadow and support our Founders-in-Residence as they try to balance the many competing needs of being a startup CEO / Co-Founder.

Founder Associates have the opportunity to contribute to all aspects of building a startup with typical activities including:

- customer and product research
- user/customer sourcing
- project planning and management
- product and company metrics, KPIs/OKRs
- managing user feedback
- product management / feature prioritization

Description

Former Founder Associates have reported that there is no better way to see “up close and personal” what is involved in building a startup. The Founder Associate program is ideal for anyone interested in entrepreneurship; especially people who aspire to be Founders themselves one day.

Platform is open to Founder Associates from diverse backgrounds. Prior Founders Associates have typically been one of the following:

- undergraduate interns in their Junior or Senior year majoring in business, economics, finance, or related fields
- graduate student interns in business-related programs - e.g. MBA students
- recent graduates who wish to gain experience before becoming startup founders

Additionally, successful Founder Associates possess most or all of the following attributes:

- generalists, willing to roll up their sleeves and tackle varied challenges
- highly data-driven, analytical, and endlessly curious
- voracious readers, able to digest lots of information, quickly
- able to synthesize complex information into simple and actionable summaries
- expert online sleuths, masters of Google searches
- numerate and able to summarize data in Google Sheets
- comfortable talking to potential users and customers
- a strong bias to action, scrappiness, and ability to move quickly

Compensation

Founder Associates compensation is commensurate with experience and typically involves a combination of hourly pay and equity.

To learn more about our culture and what we value, read The Platform Tao.
We believe diversity is strength. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and welcome candidates of any race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital or family status, disability, or Veteran status.
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