Business Development Projects

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 Please DO NOT apply to projects that are indicated as "Full"

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Company Description: HedgeSPA is a scientific-methodology-driven investor and provides investment analytics via 3 tech platforms: Enterprise Platform, Terminal Solution or API Engine, white labeled investment products to Asset Managers, Family Offices/EAMs, Insurers/Pensions, Private Banks, as well as Suitability/ESG Investors. Unlike many ESG vendors who just provide data, our sustainability investment capabilities are fully integrated with a proven investment process that allow users to compare potential impact on portfolio performance relative to objective measures on improving a green portfolio.

 

Assignment 1: Account Executive/Sales Leader

  • Create detailed business plans designed to attain predetermined business goals and quotas.

  • Manage the entire sales cycle from finding a client to securing a deal.

  • Unearth new sales opportunities through networking and turn them into long-term partnerships.

  • Present products to prospective clients.

  • Provide professional after-sales support to maximize customer loyalty.

  • Remain in regular contact with your clients to understand and meet their needs.

  • Respond to complaints and resolve issues to the customer’s satisfaction and to maintain the company’s reputation.

  • Negotiate agreements and keep records of sales and data.

  • Maintain systematic log of customer contacts and ensure that customary greetings (e.g. New Year) are made in time.

Requirements:

  • Pleasant demeanor and effective interpersonal skills

  • Clear and effective communications and presentation skills

  • Influencing skills to close sales

Deliverable: To be communicated during the internship

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Assignment 2: Pre-Sale Support Specialist

  • Manage and ensure co‐ordination and communication between sales, technical support, and engineering teams while working on customer projects and issues.

  • Develop the company offer bringing expertise on products and technical solutions in order to optimize deals and sales according to actual and potential customers’ needs.

  • Perform presales technical evaluation of the customer's systems and infrastructure in close collaboration with sales representative.

  • Maintain and develop high‐level prospect and customer relationships in order to retain existing business and develop new opportunities.

  • Perform software product installation, configuration, and maintenance for the customers.

  • Participate in, and, eventually, lead, POCs and implementation projects.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge in financial products and risk analytics

  • Proven ability to produce research reports and communicate outputs to customers/social media/press effectively

Deliverables: To be communicated during the internship

BankersLab

Company Description: BankersLab was founded by a respected executive team, each with over 20 years of financial services and functional expertise. Their goal was to create 21st-century teaching tools for retail bankers and financial professionals to improve their skills in a profound and hands-on way. Our online training for banking includes simulation-based workshops that offer team-based experiential education, providing professionals with the opportunity to test-drive their knowledge in a safe environment and witness the direct outcomes of their actions which wouldn’t be evident for years in the ‘real world’.

Working Arrangement: Virtual

 

Assignment: Business Development

  • Help out with the the client interaction and preparation of materials and dealflow.

Requirements:

  • Self-Starter

  • Organized

Deliverable: 

  • Word Document

  • PowerPoint Sides

  • Pipedrive (will be taught during intern)

Staple AI

Company Description: Staple is a Singapore-headquartered AI company that specialises in data capture, data processing and data reconciliation of document data at scale. We work with Fortune 500 companies, banks, insurers and other multinational enterprises to process their unstructured and semi-structured data regardless of a document's layout or language. Our cross-disciplinary team includes developers, computer scientists, PhDs and business professionals across 5 countries.

Working Arrangement: Virtual and On-Site (Optional)

 

Assignment: The candidate will assist the CEO and business development team with market development activities to research, identify and collate specific industries, companies and individuals that would be interested in our product. The role would require inquisitive, lateral thinking to rapidly understand the activities undertaken in different industries, the problems faced by different industries and companies and the potential application of Staple's technology to solve those problems. This will be heavily self directed and the candidate will need to be willing to rapidly learn about different industries and the activities that occur within different industries.

Requirements:

  • Research and Analysis

  • Minimal Business Knowledge/Background

  • Self-Directed Learning

Deliverable: 

  • Detailed listing of findings (in Excel)

  • Report on findings (in Word Document or Presentation Slide)

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Company Description: Our global mission and vision is "One Million Entrepreneurs by 2030". We inspire, connect, and empower people to build companies. We serve entrepreneurs and digital nomads with a mix of hospitality, education, and investment activities.

Working Arrangement: Virtual or On-Site in Da Nang/Ho Chi Minh City

 

Assignment: Participate in development and coordination of activities (e.g. startup bootcamps for entrepreneurs/startup teams at beach resorts; startup educational workshops; corporate innovation training workshops; supporting with hospitality services for inbound international entrepreneurs and digital nomad travelers)

Requirements:

  • English IELTS 7 or higher

  • Completed 3rd year of university (or some professional work experience)

  • Interested in entrepreneurship, turning ideas into companies, creating impactful organizations, education, venture capital finance, and/or hospitality

 

Deliverable:

  • Documents, presentations, or spreadsheets, all as required for the project

  • Your internship experience story (text, photos / video) to inspire future interns

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Company Description: 

COINUT (COIN Ultimate Trading) is the most secure cryptocurrency exchange platform. It is designed to make trading cryptocurrencies easier, faster & most secure.

 

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Singapore with subsidiaries in Canada and Switzerland, it is fast-growing and has already built a large user base of one million global users. It is now operating with the exemption license under the Payment Services Act from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. To expand overseas, it is also in the midst of applying for a license with the Ontario Securities Commission in Canada. To learn more about the company, please check https://coinut.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/234574928.

Working Arrangement: Virtual and On-Site (Optional)

Assignment: Business Development Intern

  • Research and identify new business and partnership opportunities to increase user acquisition and revenue.

  • Pitching and closing partnership deals bringing the best products and features at the best value for our customers.

  • Build and manager key relationship with the CEOs and leadership teams in the world of crypto/blockchain.

  • Leading the relationship management effort with our current partners.

Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or related field

  • Outgoing person

  • Good interpersonal communication skill

  • Comfortable working in a startup environment and quick learner

  • A team player who enjoys working in teams

  • A passion and willingness to learn new things

 

Deliverable: To be communicated during the internship

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Company Description: Technology driven social enterprise focusing on inclusive growth especially financial inclusion across the globe.

Working Arrangement: Virtual

Assignment 1: Public Relations Intern

SKYBIT, a small and fast-paced blockchain firm, is looking for an intern interested in learning all aspects of the public relations field. The intern who fills this position should expect to learn the field from top to bottom and will complete this program ready to enter any public relations firm with excellent skills.

 

It's essential that applicants to this position have strong communication skills, demonstrate creativity, and understand the importance of attending to even the smallest details.

  • Monitor all forms of media.

  • Schedule and coordinate speaking engagements, appearances, photo shoots, and other special events.

  • Write press releases and other materials.

  • Assist with mailings and print production.

  • Create interview preparation materials.

  • Compile contact lists.

  • Search for press clippings.

  • Create or update databases.

  • Greet guests and clients.

Requirements:

  • Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or Journalism major

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Solid understanding of social media

  • Writing skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office suite, Google Docs

 

Deliverable: To be communicated during internship

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Assignment 2: Sales Intern

Innovative SKYBIT is looking for a qualified sales intern to assist in various stages of the sales funnel, including creating awareness of new offerings, generating leads, and retaining customers.

 

The ideal intern will be a great fit for our energetic and creative team. You’ll gain hands-on experience working on challenging, meaningful projects with guidance from a mentor and other members of our team.

  • Research and generate lists of potential customers.

  • Provide input on customer briefs, presentations, and sales literature.

  • Help develop client relationships and retain existing accounts.

  • Assist in evaluating new sponsorship opportunities.

  • Learn and apply sales techniques.

  • Maintain sales records.

Requirements:

  • Sales, Advertising, Marketing, or Business major

  • 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment

  • Experience with PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Google Docs preferred

 

Deliverable: To be communicated during internship

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Company Description: PenguinSmart is enabling intelligent, individualized rehab therapy for all, starting with online speech and language therapy support for children. Founded by Harvard & MIT alumni, our team combines the latest data sciences with expert insights to empower caregivers to become a key part of the rehab journey. We are first remotely serving the 1 in 6 families with developmentally delayed children while developing global solutions for other conditions.

 

Our solutions speed up rehab progress and allow therapists to oversee more patients without sacrificing quality of care. PenguinSmart is backed by Alchemist Accelerator, was named one of the Top 10 Disruptive Parenting Companies by Disruptor Daily, and was recently chosen as one of the "Top 100 Healthcare Visionaries" in the US.

Working Arrangement: Virtual or On-Site  in Palo Alto, Taipei, or Shanghai

Assignment: Therapy Support R&D Intern

We are looking for a Therapy Support R&D Intern to help contribute to the development of
our AI-assisted online rehab therapy services enabling more effective speech & language
improvement for children.

  • Support in the R&D of rehabilitation programs.

  • Support the proofreading, expansion and translation the lesson plans.

  • Assist in pushing on the rehabilitation research projects.

  • Participate in the design, editing, recording and online parent therapy education or
    professional training.

 

Requirements:

  • Can read/write/speak Mandarin Chinese & English

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and with clear & logical thinking

  • Adapt to the startup: good self-management ability, courage to challenge yourself, self-
    learning

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office

  • Strong desire to learn along with professional drive

  • Good adaptability and problem-solving ability

 

Deliverable: To be communicated during the internship

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GoBuddy

Company Description: GoBuddy Asia is an online business collaboration enabler that helps Asian businesses to transform online and create more collaborations among each other in one software.

Working Arrangement: Virtual or On-Site in Hong Kong

 

Assignment: Sales

  • Answer questions generated from the sales and leads.

  • Follow up with the leads.

  • Arrange demo with client.

  • Take care of all our product lines: GB Empower, GB Synergy, Wechat Mini Programme.

Requirements:

  • English Writing

  • Canva (Design)

  • Chinese, English, and Cantonese Speaking

  • Can write good Chinese

  • Proactive

Deliverable: 

  • Graphic Design

  • Word Report

  • Sales Conversion

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Company Description: We are decarbonizing industrial chemicals using solvent-resistant membrane technology.

Working Arrangement: On-Site in Singapore

 

Assignment:

  • Conduct primary and secondary market research, and assist with the development, of forecasting models, metrics, and analyses to drive key business decisions.

  • Leverage analytics tools to identify megatrends, size the market, perform competitive landscape analysis, financial modelling, and develop pricing strategies.

  • Participate in the RFP process, creation of sales proposals and client presentations/pitches.

  • Provide insightful research on prospective clients and target industries.

  • Contribute to strategic planning sessions and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to understand the business needs.

Requirements:

  • BBA or MBA students majoring in business analytics, finance, business economics, statistical analysis, marketing, or other relevant fields.

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). Knowledge in Macros/VBA is an advantage.

  • Meticulous, detail-oriented, and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.

 

Deliverable: 

  • Word Report or Presentation Slides

  • Data in Excel

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Company Description: eFit Software is a SAAS EdTech startup company that utilizes activity trackers to ensure student activity accountability. Focusing on Kinesiology/Physical Education professors/teachers, eFit solves multiple issues encountered with online classes while enhancing face to face classes.

eFit Software enables faculty to track student steps, activity minutes, nutrition, heart rate, and fitness assessments. Grades are automatically generated which can then be imported into the school CMS / LMS grade book.

Working Arrangement: Virtual

 

Assignment 1:

  • Generate a targeted marketing list (Name of School, Professor/Teacher name, email, phone).

  • Follow up with email and phone.

  • Schedule meetings with leads generated from the above activities.

  • An email sequence will be supplied in English, which may have to be translated depending on your target market.

  • Access to MailChimp for setting up and executing the email campaign.

  • Identify and recommend additional marketing channels.

 

Deliverables: 

  • Excel Spreadsheet

  • Word Document

  • Mailchimp Database

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Assignment 2:​ Create a business plan focused on the expansion of eFit to the Asian continent.

Deliverable: Word Report

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Company Description: Growth.sg is a management consulting firm for SMEs and high-growth enterprises in Singapore, focusing solely on digital and web technologies, and providing user insights in those realms. Our practice is split into two areas:
(a) providing a ‘full digital package’, including a proprietary digital communications plan and its implementation, to SMEs and micro-enterprises just starting out; and
(b) providing evidence-based advisory to more-mature enterprises in areas of user interface & experience design, hence driving user adoption of their digital assets.

Working Arrangement: Virtual

Assignment: Business Development Intern

  • Create sales campaigns that can increase conversion rates of our own prospects, increase # of appointments, etc. The KPI is the number of appointments and increase in revenue to the company

  • Front outbound and hunting sales & pre-sales activity through phone, email, text, digital campaigns

  • Provide research of the market segments that are strategically important to the firm and generate leads of that segment

  • Conceptualise, get approval, and execute sales campaigns that can bring results, increase in sales meetings, and increase in revenue to the firm

  • Provide performance data of campaigns and propose data-backed improvements/strategies to reach the campaign goals

  • Understand the concept of digital campaigns, landing pages, Google/LinkedIn Ads and fully implement them as campaigns

  • Take ideas and feedback from the sales team and test new campaigns in an iterative/agile manner

  • Create, ideate, and manage content on the company's own social media and website, in order to keep our branding going and engage leads online

  • Create and send out monthly client engagement newsletters to the company's client base
    Manage all enquiries coming in through the company's official contact channels and able to filter/qualify them for purchase intent

  • Contribute ideas to the other project teams and participate in design, technology, and project management whenever appropriate
    Manage the Partner's meeting calendar and make logistical arrangements for strategically important meetings

Requirements:

  • Hands-on and working experience building in outbound sales, email campaigns, cold-calling, and similar functional sales areas

  • Strong-willed ability to handle rejections, resilience, and a desire to create a career as an enterprise sales professional

  • Flawless written and spoken English - we do not tolerate grammar/spelling mistakes as a professional-looking firm

  • Very highly detail-oriented and ability remember quirks/requests of clients, able to remember follow-up schedules, a service-oriented attitude

  • Adequate in web design/layout and basic ability to conduct web design on landing pages for digital campaigns

  • Good-to-have: prior experience in Google Ads, LinkedIn Ads, basic web design, social media (as a business user), Canva, Google Analytics, etc.

  • Complementing sales management tools such as Hubspot, Notion (CRM), MailChimp, Snov.io, other email sequencing tools 

  • Optional: Python skills

  • Prior working experience in a tech startup and/or digital innovation firms are a plus. There will be strong consideration for candidates who have an entrepreneurial slant

Deliverables:

  • Follow through and complete successful sales campaigns

These positions are managed in collaboration with Tony Jin (EA Reg Number : R2095123), the specialist consultant on behalf of SIN SHIN ADVISORY PTE. LTD (EA License Number : 20C0267丨Company Registration Number : 201330910M), and BestTop Education Technology Limited (EA License Number: 64235).

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