The past few weeks have been so busy for the interns (and for those of us coordinating and planning all the activities) that we haven’t had time to report on all the exciting opportunities the interns have had! After a rainy bus tour with Bob Hansman and a creative visit to Nebula and Cherokee Street, the interns took to the streets of downtown St. Louis to check out two co-working spaces: T-Rex and Industrious. At T-Rex, the students practiced their pitches to a panel of experienced venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. The questions and feedback were so numerous and good, I had to cut everyone off after the 5+ minute mark EVERY. TIME!
After the pitches, interns went down to Industrious, a new co-working space on Washington Avenue for lunch and networking with the resident entrepreneurs.
The following week, the interns explored Grand Center and attended a special session hosted by Nine Network and modeled after a 1 Million Cups gathering. Interns heard pitches from Skejul, XLR8, and FoodShare, all of which have interns this summer! After the video-recorded session, students heard from the Executive Director of Grand Center, Inc, Michelle Stevens. Students learned about the intersection of art and business and how Grand Center is beginning to revive around that intersection.
As part of the special session at Nine Network, they recorded the show and shared the video!
There are still 3 weeks left in the program and there certainly hasn’t been a dull moment yet! More adventures await the 2015 Skandalaris Center Summer Interns!