By: Sarah Sherburne, Program Manager
A 19 year-old computer science major is looking for an internship at an up and coming startup where she can get hands-on, real life experience. She's started a spreadsheet of internship opportunities in Boston but needs insight into which companies to prioritize and doesn't know where to start.
Meanwhile, a big data startup in Cambridge is growing quickly and is hungry for talented, creative and energetic students who are equipped to tackle some problems that have surfaced during this recent period of explosive growth. The founders don't have time to go to 15 campuses and recruit, but they know they need help.
How are this computer science major and this startup supposed to find each other?
Meet Tech Generation, the platform for students to apply to internships at over 75 Massachusetts tech startups and access social and educational programming to enhance their experiences. Whether you're a student looking for a transformational internship experience or a startup looking for some junior talent, TechGen is for you.
Launched with the support of Mass Technology Collaborative and New England Venture Capital Association, TechGen is aimed at creating a robust and sustainable student talent pipeline for tech startups.
In its beta year, TechGen is has joined forces with 25 students across 10 campuses piloting a Brand Manager program. These students are movers and shakers on their campuses acting as leaders for their peers and are sharing Tech Generation with students and faculty alike.
For more information, check out the press release.