Michael Gaiss, who heads Highland Capital’s Entrepreneurship Program, recently reached out looking for HBS students interested in spending their summer building a start-up. Check out this awesome opportunity below…
Summer@HIGHLAND 2012: $15K + Cambridge/Menlo Park + Awesome Mentors + No Strings Attached
Are you a student entrepreneur looking to take your startup to next level this summer? If so, Summer@HIGHLAND is just what you need.
In its fifth year, Summer@HIGHLAND is an entrepreneurship program designed to provide university-affiliated startups with the environment and resources for taking their initiative/company to the next level. Past participants have included the founding teams of such companies as Wildfire, Gemvara, CloudFlare, Affine, Ksplice, Cogito Health, Imprint Energy and AdPop.
Selected teams will receive $15K and free workspace in our Kendall Square or Sand Hill Road office. They will have access to Highland professionals and an incredible founder network along with thought leaders in business, design, legal, product, talent and technology. Past speakers include founders and CEOs from Airbnb, Dropbox, HubSpot, Quattro Wireless, Starent Networks and SCVNGR. Serial entrepreneurs/founders Steve Blank, Desh Deshpande, Naval Ravikant and Bill Warner have also contributed their expertise, along with business & technology experts from Amazon, Google, IDEO, KAYAK, WilmerHale and others.
Finally, Summer@HIGHLAND is “founder friendly”: Highland receives no equity stake in exchange for a team’s participation, and teams are under no obligation to Highland after the summer. It is also designed to be complementary with other accelerators (for example, teams can participate in both Y Combinator and Summer).
Full details plus the application are at www.hcp.com/summer. BTW, we have two application deadlines this year: Early (March 1, 2012) & Regular (April 5, 2012).
Thanks for your interest in Summer@HIGHLAND. We can’t wait to see what you’re working on!
The Highland Team