We are a cool small tech company in downtown SD looking for business and engineering students who can help us with the business side of our various cool technologies. This position is a very unique position that you won’t be able to find elsewhere in that you will work on a small team directly with the CEO, will be given creative freedom in how you approach problems, make immediate impact and see the results of your work.
Background: we are funded through SBIR (Small Business Innovation & Research) government contracts to develop highly innovative technologies. We have commercial products prototypes, and are doing some (but not enough!) sales/marketing. This limitation is because the R&D contracts have no budget for business planning, sales/marketing etc.
Because the founder Dr. Ulrich Lang (PhD Computer Security, Cambridge University) is heavily involved in the day-to-day tech contract delivery (esp. SBIRs) and has limited time to focus on essential functions such as market research, market segmentation, product/market fit, customer interviews, marketing strategy, sales strategy, and more.
We are looking for motivated business students who would like to gain experience with us by helping us with determining which exact product (as opposed to “just” technology) to sell to which customers (product/market fit, positioning, customer interviews/segmentation etc.).
Because we are not doing in-office interviews and all of our positions are currently remote, we have a new interview process on Google Forms where you can choose a position that you are interested in applying for and record a quick 2-3 minute video on your experience and why you would be a good fit for the position. You can find more information about our internships at https://objectsecurity.com/internships/ and the different internship positions available.
The link to Part 1 of the Google Form application can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7WpHoW3P1j0TGSlN0q11Xy0pCAOEuR9lXiiBNCvyy1B3SwQ/viewform . If you would like to apply for multiple positions, please complete a new form and video for each position.
You would be working on positioning and marketing for our VAPTBox Product (https://objectsecurity.com/vaptbox/), an intelligent automated “vulnerability assessor and penetration tester” (VAPT). Our technology is an automated tool that you plug into an embedded device, and it will automatically extract the software and analyze them for vulnerabilities. It returns a report with a score and a traffic light rating of how vulnerable the binaries are. We also built a SaaS offering where people can drop binaries from their own systems and get results on the vulnerabilities found.
We are currently working on positioning and product market fit for the product. As an intern you would:
1) Assist the CEO in creating materials for engaging with potential customers to figure out their needs
2) Find people to approach and contact for market research and reaching out to them
3) Competitor analysis on other vendors and determine if they are actually competitors or just using similar terms such as static analysis, binary analysis but are not the same in context
Please fill out your application on the Google Form, and we look forward to speaking with you!