NAME OF STARTUP: : Techintern.io
THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:
Techintern.io makes it easy for tech companies to connect with hundreds of experienced technical students who are interested in working at their company as an intern.
We connect large tech companies with diverse technical talent from diverse technical clubs at top colleges and students at HBCUs, HSI’s and Women’s Only Colleges. We connect smaller startups with experienced developer students as contractors, many of whom have had past internships at top companies like Google or Facebook.
THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:
Kingsong is the cofounder and CEO of Techintern.io! He dropped out of the University of Waterloo to attend YC while building Scanate, where he noticed that a lot of tech companies were growing quickly and aggressively hiring for scarce technical talent.
During the pandemic, many talented students also had their internships cancelled. Techintern.io was founded during that time to help tech companies connect with the top technical talent at colleges across North America.
WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:
University Recruiters, Technical Recruiters, CTOs of smaller startups
THE PRODUCT: What 3 key product features can help other aspiring entrepreneurs?:
Techintern.io connects tech companies with the best software developer students at colleges across North America like Waterloo, Harvard, Berkeley and more. We work with larger tech companies to hire diverse technical talent by connecting them directly with students at diverse technical clubs at top colleges and others at HBCUs, HSIs and Women’s Only Colleges.
We also work with smaller startups to hire experienced developer students as contractors, many of whom have had past internships at top companies like Google or Facebook. We’ve worked with companies like Afterpay, Zumper and Yugabyte.
Location City: Toronto, Canada
Website URL: http://techintern.io/
Number of Employees: 1-5
Company’s LinkedIN URL:: https://linkedin.com/company/71110491/