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A startup accelerator based in New York that empowers founders to expand internationally

Program Operations Intern - Lair East Labs

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About Lair East Labs

For Entrepreneurs, By Entrepreneurs.

Lair East Labs is a startup accelerator for founders interested in launching businesses in the US with access to Asia Market. At the heart of Lair East Labs Accelerator’s work lies the 10-week accelerator, in which we invest capital ($50K) and accelerate 8 -12 startups each year who are ready to explore and take on our program. Our 10-week program combines the best of both worlds- learn from alumni founders of top Silicon Valley-style accelerators and gain access to a mentor and investor network with extensive experience navigating the Asia market. In the year of operation, our portfolio companies have raised $27 million in the venture funding after completing the accelerator. For more information: please visit: laireastlabs.com.

About the Role
We are currently seeking intern(s) who is good at execution and deeply passionate about startups. During this internship, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our team to run our biannual accelerator program and expedition trips between the U.S. and China.


  • Support the management team to execute Lair East Labs' biannual accelerator program across content, curriculum, user acquisition, investor outreach and relationship management, ensuring that the program is operating by our best practices
  • Handle day-to-day cycle logistics while optimizing internal operations
  • Assist program scheduling, logistics, and coordination for product and marketing sprints.
  • Research, identify, and source potential prospective mentors or business partners
  • Deeply understand the metrics of our portfolio companies and how they trend over time
  • Support fund operations including writing quarterly LP reports on new investments and our pipeline
  • Help the management with the management of numerous cycle and off-cycle events, including program kickoff week, and alumni and recruiting events
  • Work with the marketing team towards the design and launch of our upcoming expedition trips between the U.S. and China


  • A deep passion and /or interest in startups, technology, venture capital, etc.
  • Self-starter – able to take the initiative, prioritize and run on own with limited guidance
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and in an entrepreneurial environment where things change constantly
  • Organized with high attention to detail
  • Team player – happy to do whatever is required to support team
  • BA/BS/Master candidate currently pursuing a degree in STEM/Economics/Investment/Business/relevant degrees at a prestigious university and/or operations experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to synthesize and articulate thoughts about problems and tasks concisely
  • Experience at a competitive startup or VC firm highly preferred but not required
  • Bilingual fluency in both English and Chinese preferred but not required

Deadline to Apply: Aug 1, 2020
Location​: New York, NY​ ​
Start Date: Immediately
Hours​: 16~40 hours/week upon availability
Duration: 2~4 months

This is a non-paid internship and is an educational program to help people transit into and learn about startup and venture capital fields.

To apply, please send a brief elaboration (within 250 words) of your interest, along with your resume, to hr@laireastlabs.com with the subject line “Internship - Spring 2020 - POSITION NAME - YOUR FULL NAME”. Thank you!

Lair East Labs at a glance

A startup accelerator based in New York that empowers founders to expand internationally

Lair East Labs focuses on SaaS, Healthcare, Marketplaces, Artificial Intelligence, and Consumer Electronics. Their company has offices in New York City. They have a small team that's between 1-10 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.laireastlabs.com or find them on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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