One of the best things about doing an internship with Start Me Up is getting access to our wider network of mentors. From UX and programming to marketing and e-commerce, our mentors help our program participants meet their professional and personal goals.
Service & Business Model Design | Strategist
Tony is particularly good at innovation methodologies. He can assist with service design, business model generation, business plan and pitch deck writing. Tony has over 15 years of work experience in Transaction and Corporate Banking acquired across Europe and Asia, with core competencies in strategy, innovation, corporate development (M&A) and product management. He has also built and nurtured an open innovation ecosystem made of startups, incubators, labs and digital agencies. He currently volunteers for a French social business incubator, where he nurtures a community of changemakers. He also advises a circular economy startup on their business model, business plan and product roadmap. He holds a B.A. in translation (English-Russian) and an MBA from INSEAD.
Data Analysis and Visualization
Robert worked as a supply chain consultant before switching into information management and analytics consulting for Slalom Consulting in San Francisco.
Robert has worked across the entire data visualization pipeline but he now specializes in data analysis and visualization. From SQL stored procedures to dashboards, he’s worked for the likes of Charles Schwab, Pinterest, Sephora and The Gap.
Kasia Triantafelo, is a multipotentialite with over 10 years experience in marketing & sales, business development, project management, community building. Currently, a secret weapon at Bali’s first coworking space Hubud. She plots, plans and executes things for its world-domination program while launching her own software house Pragmatic. IT geek, rapid learner, thrives in chaos, performs best across disciplines when combing two or more fields she creates something new at the intersection, Kasia can help you with getting stuff done (aka project management), seeing the big picture (strategies), community building, business development, and much more.
Content and SEO
Whitney has been working in digital marketing for over 5 years. With a copywriting background, she has a strong focus on holistic content creation and how it fits within the overall digital strategy. Since college, she’s developed a strong technical proficiency, teaching herself HTML, CSS, JS, JSON-LD, etc., to ensure that sites are technically sound. She specializes in working within agencies (GroupM, Havas, Omnicom) and developing strong collaborative working relationships with internal teams, agency partners, and vendors. Previous clients include GSK, Jaguar Land Rover, DISH Network, P & G, Pfizer, Lindt, and Tresseme. Outside of work, she loves to travel, surf, boulder, and chill with her corgi, Nugget.
Jonny has over ten years of experience in startups. After graduating from Durham University (in Economics and Philosophy) Jonny sold his student side-gig Alakazam, an iPhone app for spontaneous flight search. Shortly afterwards he co-founded Maptia – a living archive inspiring and impactful stories from around the world – with two close friends from university. Their startup adventure took him from Start Up Chile in Santiago, to TechStars in Seattle. Along the way, he has worked and lived nomadically. After that he went on to lead the Escape the City Startup Tribes in London and head up growth at Litographs. More recently, he’s also been developing Start Me Up’s new Future Skills Literacy Curriculum.
Content marketing | Social media | Strategist
Shannon Doubleday is the Global Lead for Commercial Social Media at Bloomberg Media, where she develops and manages social media commercialization and native advertising strategies. She previously held positions related to creating useful content marketing strategies at Euromoney PLC and CBS Interactive, but started her career with her nose in books. Based in New York after over a decade in London, she can be found perfecting her balcony-gardening skills and running around the city with her puppy Goose and her other half Nick. She’s really good at strategy, twitter, automation, content creation and all things social media!