Building Entrepreneurial teams

As a founder, you've read the books, watched the videos, taken the courses and, most of all, taken the plunge.

But now you need an entrepreneurial team to grow the business?

We get it...

You've hired an intern but as a founder you have little time to teach them the foundations of entrepreneurship

How much more value would a pre-trained intern bring to your startup?

Having a strong intern onbaording program can help take your startup to the next stage

Save time for you and your team

Founders and their team spend a lot of time training the intern. We take on this task, freeing up your team to continue their work.

Interns provide more value

We work with startups and interns all the time and have designed a training tailored to the key skills required. The intern brings not only energy but also new skills

Attract top talent

Many interns choose larger companies over startups because of the benefits of structured training which startups struggle to offer. Now your startup can offer training and attract better talent.

Startups use theInterna as their pre-internship training provider so that they too can offer their new recruits a structured onboarding program and invest in their team right from the beginning

BENEFITS TO STARTUPS:

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Have confidence you can solve the toughest business challenges

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Onboarding time is reduced by >70%

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The intern brings practical knowledge

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The intern represents your business during the calls helping to promote your idea amongst the cohort

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The intern is thinking about your business challenges weeks before they start

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Attract the most ambitious interns because of the pre-internship course that they are able to go through

BENEFITS TO INTERNS:

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Build a strong foundation of entrepreneurial skills

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Differentiate yourself for the future world of work

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Build your network

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A short, practical pack you take with your forever

We work with all interns, whether you have found them through theInterna or not!

Our course is underpinned by 3 core pillars 

Startup Strategy

Without an initial strategy it is difficult to navigate the competitive waters of entrepreneurship. With a small budget, the usual corporate strategy techniques often struggle to make a difference. We believe in understanding the newer ideas of entrepreneurship to help define strategy.

 

Topics covered:

  • Lean Startup
  • Design Thinking
  • Blue Ocean Strategy
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Strategy Frameworks

Sales & Business Development

The most important skill in a startup is sales. You need to sell the idea to your customers, to investors, to partners and to your first employees. The ability to sell is often the difference between failure and success.

 

Topics covered:

  • Sales Methodologies: Value Selling & Challenger Sales
  • Business Etiquette: Networking (in person & online) and Email Writing
  • Presentation skills: PowerPoint and The Pyramid Principle

Digital Marketing

The world is digital. The strategy helps you to define your value proposition, sales helps you to articulate your value proposition and digital allows you to exponentially distribute your value proposition.

 

Topics covered:

  • Traditional vs Digital Marketing
  • Search Engine Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Analytics for Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
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Our packages:

Onboarding

Your pre-internship training partner
  • Startup Strategy course
  • Sales & Business Development course
  • Digital Marketing course
  • Workbook
  • 1 hour / week over 4 weeks on Zoom
  • Maximum 15 people in the call at once

Onboarding Pro

Your pre-internship training partner
  • Startup Strategy course
  • Sales & Business Development course
  • Digital Marketing course
  • Workbook with tailored focus
  • 2 hours / week over 4 weeks
  • Maximum for 7 people in the call at once
  • 1 hr 1-to-1 between theInterna and the intern
Pro

Do you also want to help in finding an intern from the UK?

We also offer Intern search & selection services allowing you to

  • Upload unlimited opportunities
  • Receive applications
  • theInterna sets up interviews
  • Unlimited applications
  • Unlimited Interviews
  • Documentation support
  • Search for replacement

Our reviews:

Founder

  • Name: Mohit Khanwani Kewlani
  • Position: Founder
  • Company: Samskara food for thought
  • Review: Thank you theinterna for the solid support you and your team have provided. Running a start up in such competitive times, your organisation has added tremendous value by helping us onboard yet an excellent candidate, Hannah. The onboarding process is smooth and thoughtfully designed to favour the companies! It’s been a win-win for all and I hope to work further with your team. I wish you guys a prosperous company lifespan.
  • Name: Luca Quattromini
  • University: Royal Holloway University of London
  • Degree: History and Italian
  • Startup: iGenius in Milan, Italy
  • Review: Overall, I found the course very interesting and informative. From learning about
    digital marketing to sales and business development, the course gave me an insight into
    how startups, like the one I am working for, function and differ from the larger companies. I
    found especially useful the tasks which had to be completed for the upcoming meeting. This
    allowed me to understand the basics of a topic before the meeting so that by the time of
    the meeting I would understand the vast majority of what was being discussed, with
    the team explaining thoroughly some of the harder concepts. I would recommend this course to any university student interested in working for a startup, whether it is in the UK or
    abroad, to familiarize themselves with how startups work.

Student

Founder

  • Name: Matías Nso
  • Company: Kuorum
  • Position: CEO
  • Review: We are very happy with TheInterna’s work. The quality of the candidates is excellent and thanks to their training we were able to accelerate the onboarding of our UK sales team. A very rewarding and frictionless experience. 
  • Name: Tom Coleman
  • University: Durham
  • Degree: French & Spanish
  • Startup: Declarando
  • Review: theInterna has been very helpful with not only finding me a valuable internship in a Spain but also by providing a crash course into the world of start-ups that means I can provide more value to the company I’ll be working for. The course content was perfectly balanced between concepts, tools, and practical exercises. I feel ready to hit the ground running!

Student

Founder

  • Name: Carolina Guthmann
  • Startup: Di Pasquale Guthmann
  • Location: Rome
  • Review: theInterna has been a true revelation. Their service is extremely professional and without them it would have been impossible for us to identify highly qualified interns. They facilitated the process, making it easy to find the right match and without their support we wouldn’t have taken into consideration finding an intern. The Interna combines extraordinary human and professional competence and are the perfect partner to accompany a Start Up or small company on their path to growth. We have already recommended The Interna to other companies and friends and will absolutely continue doing so.
  • Name: Hannah Kenyon
  • University: University of Leeds
  • Degree: BA Spanish
  • Startup: Samskara
  • Review: The Strategy, Sales and Digital Marketing course ran by theInterna has been truly amazing. Packed with content, diagrams and links to external platforms, I have learnt so many new things and it has broadened my areas of interest. I now feel much better equipped and have formed more of an idea of my career path when I graduate. theInterna also set me up with a brilliant internship in Spain, providing a flawless process from the initial call through to securing the placement, and it has been a pleasure having the agency as a point of contact. Without a doubt I would recommend theInterna.

Student

Student

  • Name: Hannah Yates
  • University: Cardiff University
  • Degree: BA French and Italian 
  • Startup: Sailsquare
  • Review: Outstanding training and support provided by theInterna. The training comprised a variety of invaluable resources, presented clearly and concisely, with a good mixture of videos, articles and exercises to put our knowledge into practice. The calls were useful to consolidate what I’d learnt over the week and get clarity on anything I was unsure of. Not only do I feel better equipped to begin my internship, but I feel inspired to create my own startup in the near future!
  • Name: Rufus Mills
  • University: Aston University
  • Degree: International Business with Economics
  • Startup: Kuorum.org
  • Review: It is easy to develop knowledge of the day-to-day operations of a company and how to be an efficient worker through an internship, and this experience counts as the backbone of what a placement year will provide you with. However, the bare minimum often isn’t enough anymore and employers value students that go the extra mile more than ever. This course is the icing on the cake. It does a fantastic job of going beyond what will be experienced on the daily and truly delves deep into the theories propping up current day startups. Be it through developing my knowledge of marketing, sales or even simply setting up a strong network of connections, I have come out of this course with far more depth of knowledge surrounding the professional world.

Student

Student

  • Name: Imogen Barrett
  • University: Oxford 
  • Degree: Italian and Linguistics 
  • Startup: Getastand, Milan, Italy 
  • Review: the Interna is a fantastic organisation which feels so tailor made to your needs: you get a consultation call with theInterna to help you find the best option for an internship. The new Interna training course is an amazing free add on to boost business skills and add to your CV.
  • Name: Samuel Carro
  • University: Cardiff University
  • Degree: Spanish and Italian
  • Startup: GetAStand
  • Review: I personally believe that this course was so beneficial for me whilst also on my placement. Joining a Start-up can be very fast-paced sometimes, and you often have to learn on the job. Doing this course alongside my job allowed me to learn some valuable skills that I needed in future weeks! What I liked most was the flexibility of the course, there were lots of resources that you could use, but if you did not have enough time, there were summary pages that were clear and concise! It as a great and very interesting course.

Student

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