July 19, 2009

Sarah Dodds Enterprise Accelerator – summer interns are go!

Filed under: life..., projects — benmetz @ 9:37 pm

It’s been a while coming – lots of skype calls, reading of CV’s, interviews, discussions with projects – but finally I can say our SDEA interns are go!

Jessica Shortall, Paul Cheng from Venturesome and myself have been looking after the fund that’s been established in memory of our good friend Sarah Dodds who tragically died in a cycling accident last year.

We’ve got four interns engaged across a range of projects this summer, three of whom are now up and running.

Alexandru, mid-way through his MBA at INSEAD, is working with Cath at Unpackaged to further develop her local as possible – organic as possible – unpackaged as possible grocery store as well as looking for strategies to replicate and scale her organisation to multiple locations.

Jonathan, fresh from his MBA at the Said Business School in Oxford,  is working with Worn Again to introduce Management Information Systems as well as scope and improve their supply chains.

Meredith, also mid-way through her MBA at INSEAD, is working with me to structure and make sense of the SDEA fund. She’ll be diving in on other projects we come up with too!

Janet, who is just finishing her MBA at the Judge Institute at Cambridge, will be starting to develop a strategic plan for Blue Ventures, the marine conservation organisation based in London and working in Madagascar, as they continue to develop and grow.  She’ll be starting in August.

Throughout their time working with the projects we’ll be holding regular monday dinners for everyone involved to socialise and learn from each other as well as for interested people to come and get involved.  If you are interested then drop me a line…


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