Strategy MBA Intern
Canary, a fintech/HR tech start-up, is seeking an MBA intern. The student will work closely with the founding team on raising our next round of funding, deepening our measurement of our addressable market, and advancing our sales tools and go to market strategy.
The problem we’re focused on
The Federal Reserve estimates that nearly half of American families cannot pay for an unexpected $400 expense without borrowing or selling something. Small shocks derail financially fragile households; Pew finds that 60% of households experience at least one shock annually that causes sustained material hardship. Further, financial strain among workers exacts enormous costs on businesses through lower productivity and worker retention — the Financial Health Network estimates the bottom line cost to the employer at $7,000 per worker per year. We hypothesize that small cash grants, delivered in the right way, at the right time, can drive positive changes — for both workers and employers — that far outweigh their upfront costs.
Who we are and what we do
Canary is a pre-seed stage start-up that makes it easy for employers (and others) to deliver tax advantaged emergency payments to workers. We have a product in the market, with early client traction, and a full-time team of six professionals.
The Intern will work closely with the founding team. Key responsibilities are to:
- Support the CEO in raising Seed round, including developing target investor list, deck and data room, and participating in investor calls and diligence.
- Develop models to estimate total addressable market sizes for potential product expansions on our roadmap.
- Establish and implement tracking to systematically assess the effectiveness of sales approach in order to contribute to ongoing development of go-to-market plan.
- Refine existing hypotheses about potential customers including: company size, industry, number of employees.
- Superb analytical and critical thinking skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Comfort creating clarity and structure in ambiguous environments
- Experience related to financial wellness, financial health, employee benefits, workers rights, and/or quality jobs.
The Internship will be a part-time, paid, contract position:
- Minimum of 10 hours per week for 10 weeks starting in October or early November, with the potential for more hours or a longer engagement.
- Remote work, with opportunity to engage in-person if located in New York City, Chicago, or Seattle.
- We will fill this role quickly, so we encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.
- Send us an email with the subject “MBA intern” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Include in your email:
- Why you are interested in this role
- A resume
- Compensation expectations