August 13, 2018
Anjali just finished an internship at TandemLaunch, where she supported the core team specifically with marketing and social media tasks, creating monthly newsletters and writing blog posts for the website.
From a high school science fair nerd to a 17-year-old marketing intern at an incubator. My family could tell you that ever since I was little, I was always looking for an opportunity to be in the startup ecosystem. The thrill of taking an idea and trying to bring it to life, whether it works or not, is really exciting to me. Since I never got that opportunity before this internship, I found other ways to take my thoughts and turn them into something real.
It was through science and technology projects that I was able to express myself and science fair became an outlet for me (although I wouldn’t say I was good at it). Fast forward a little bit, I won my high school science fair, got to go show my project at Concordia’s Annual Regional Science Fair, and listened to a keynote speech from Helge, CEO of TandemLaunch, on entrepreneurship and his journey into it. I was inspired by his attitude and mindset about entrepreneurship.
They say a place is as good as the people in it, and at TandemLaunch I can definitely say I got to meet those amazing people.
It was with that, and my urge to get involved I sent him a message on LinkedIn. I told him that I would be happy to help out in the office if he needed and to my surprise he offered me an internship when I was only 16 years old and again when I was 17 years old. My past few summers at TandemLaunch have felt very surreal. They say a place is as good as the people in it, and at TandemLaunch I can definitely say I got to meet those amazing people. I am thankful I found a place where the people are so welcoming, and a place where I can learn about entrepreneurship!
Anjali recently got accepted into the District 3 Incubator with her Co-Founder with their project, QUBE. They will be building a media company centered around promoting young women in tech and educating young women on how to get more involved with tech, along with breaking any barriers and stigma around young women in tech.