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HP Tech Ventures Corporate VC & Business Analytics Externship

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Finance & VC
Develop basic VC skills by sourcing and pitching startups that are disrupting the post-pandemic workplace.


In this externship program, students will learn strategic consulting skills to analyze and evaluate challenges from non-profit organizations using consulting frameworks, in an overall effort to help them solve their important problems. Selected individuals will be paired with a specific non-profit organization and dive into their strategic problems, such as development, impact assessment, process improvements, talent engagement, communication, and strategic positioning. Throughout this externship program, professionals from PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) will provide mentorship and coaching.

The Experience

  • Learn about the strategy consulting process and how to help create value for a non-profit client based on their vision and mission
  • Research and develop an understanding of a given field
  • Analyze complex problems ranging from fundraising and development, stakeholder management, impact measurement, as well as use consulting frameworks to help identify problem areas and propose solutions
  • Learn to gather, analyze, and visualize data to inform problem areas and possible solutions
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation to a non-profit client that incorporates valuable insights, trends, and recommendations


  • Ambitious undergraduate students with an interest in consulting, strategy, and non-profits. This program is for students who would like to understand the consulting profession while generating ideas to help impact non-profit organizations.

In this exciting externship, students will experience first-hand what it feels like to be part of a Fortune 100 company. 

As investors, venture capitalists (VCs) are investing in new ideas, innovations, and, most importantly, teams. It all starts with deal sourcing.

HP Tech Ventures is seeking ambitious students to help research relevant pre-seed stage startups for deal sourcing and evaluation. Externs will profile startup companies, learn what VCs look for, and participate in investing in the next generation of technology. 

This project includes special data analytics projects that allow students to practice using analysis tools to perform business model, strategy, and value chain analysis.

During this externship, you'll cultivate a diverse skill set, including:
  • Market Research: Research startup metrics, industry data, team, and business models.
  • Strategic Planning: Determine product differentiation and strategy across startups and construct market maps across various startup sectors.
  • Data Analytics & Management: Manage data using data cleaning methods and tools such as Open Refine. Calculate and analyze data using Excel and SQL to find summary values and trends.
  • Presentation & Public Speaking: Present and correlate the data using data visualization techniques include charts, showcasing actionable insights to drive informed decision-making. Recommend attractive start ups for further investment due diligence.
What You Will Gain
  • Hands-On Experience and a Comprehensive Skill Set: From identifying pre-seed startups to analyzing data, you'll acquire a skill set that is highly valued across various industries.
  • A Competitive Edge: The insights and experiences you gain from this externship will provide you with a competitive edge in your job search, helping you stand out to recruiters in venture capital, entrepreneurship, consulting, and more!
  • Professional Network: You will connect with industry experts and peers to broaden your professional circle. 

Why This Is Perfect for You
  • Ideal for those passionate about venture capital, entrepreneurship, consulting, and more.
  • No specific background required—bring your critical thinking, strategic analysis skills, and eagerness to learn.

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Externship Currently Closed
New applications are not currently being accepted.

New start dates every month.

The start date for this Externship is rolling and students will be evaluated on a first come first serve basis. Applications will close when the Externship is full.

Part-time and fully remote

This Externship is a 10-hour-per-week fully remote experience where all meetings and events are recorded.

Receive your start date with your acceptance letter

This remote Externship will last 8 weeks.

Geographical Eligibility

This Externship is open to applicants all around the world.

Externship Currently Closed
New applications are not currently being accepted.

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HP Tech Ventures

HP Tech Ventures is the venture capital arm of HP Inc. Operating across teams in Palo Alto and Tel Aviv, HP Tech Ventures is fostering an ecosystem of innovation and reinvention that will define tomorrow’s world and experiences.

In order to avoid potential disqualification, candidates should avoid reaching out to HP Tech Ventures and apply only through this application. Paragon One is managing the selection and onboarding of applicants.