Khalil is from Kenya but graduated from the University of Edinburgh where he studied Business Management. Although he has been working for startups in Kenya, he completed a cryptocurrency internship as part of Start Me Up’s Startup Internship Program in Bali.

Why did you decide to do a Start Me Up Internship?

“It was different, it got me out of my comfort zone. I had to travel here alone and meet lots of new people, but I feel it’s been an experience where I’ve been able to focus on what’s important and find what I want to do in life.”

What project have you been working on?

“I’ve been working for a cryptocurrency startup and they provide de-centralized finance to those who may not be able to access the global financial system.

It’s been interesting trying to tackle this problem and setting it up for as little fees as possible.”

What has your experience in Bali been like?

“Bali is very culturally diverse. The food here is amazing – you can get anything from typical Indonesian food all the way to Western fusion.

I’d never been surfing before, and with the help of my friends at Start Me Up, it was really good!”

What are your thoughts on the co-working space?

“The working environment is very fruitful, it gives you a real sense of community. You meet people from all around the world and learn from them.”

Would you recommend the program?

“Yes, I think it is definitely worthwhile if you don’t know what you want to do. It’s a great place to find what you’re interested in and what career might suit you.”


Check out what Khalil got up to on his Crypto Internship…

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Corona virus update:

As a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic we are not able to offer this program at this time. We are however running Remote Internships which will be available irrespective of where you live in the world, find out more about our Remote Internships or apply via the links below.