Business Operations & Growth

MBA Internship Program Summer 2023

Santa Monica, California
Work Type: Full Time
Job Description:

UP.Labs, a mobility-focused Venture Studio transforming the moving world with partners like Porsche. We are seeking our 2023 summer cohort of MBA Interns who will join us on our journey to transform an industry.  In this program based in both Los Angeles and Silicon Valley, you will have the opportunity to add value from day one - making real decisions that will drive our strategic plans as we build “HELL YES” organizations with our corporate partners.

You’ll work directly with world-class Product, Business, and Engineering leaders as we ideate and incubate portfolio organizations with some of the most prestigious brands in the world. From business operations “how do we operationalize this idea” to product research “how does this product differentiate itself”, you’ll support the team in taking ideas from sticky note to first customer.

In this role you will:

  • Help drive ideation and incubation of new portfolio organizations, supporting a multi-disciplined team in different facets as they complete high-priority initiatives
  • Build models, presentations, and collateral that help drive insight, recommendations and ultimately business decisions
  • Gain an understanding of how the venture studio model works from the inside and within the current financial landscape
  • Understand how each function of our lab team supports our products through both ideation and incubation
  • Create a network of industry contacts including investors, titans-of-industry, and mentors to help shape your career post-MBA
You should have:

  • Completed your first year of MBA program and eligible to work Summer of 2023. You will be returning to complete the remainder of your MBA program post internship
  • A passion for driving business operations decisions; including building models, presentations, and product research initiatives
  • Understanding of how to scope and drive market, competitive and industry research, synthesize insight and drive to action / recommendations
  • Ability to work as a team - we are an extremely collaborative team, we seek folks looking to empower each other, our work and our approach
  • Ability to navigate uncertainty and chart a path forward - we ideate and build upon the best ideas, this requires an ability to create structure amongst the chaos of information, data and creativity that emerges in this process
  • Ability and willingness to relocate to Los Angeles or San Francisco Bay
  • Availability to start in May / June and stay until the school year commences (approx August / September)
UP.Labs Summary:

We build high-growth technology startups that enable faster, cleaner, and safer movement of people and goods. Our vision is to transform the moving world by pairing leading corporations and entrepreneurs with a proven methodology for launching and scaling software and hardware companies.
Our platform is unique in three ways:

  1. Risk: We reward our entire team and ecosystem of partners with meaningful equity
  2. Technology: We build and launch scalable technology products that form the basis for each venture
  3. Industry Focus: We stay focused on the underlying fabric of society mobility and transportation
We work with corporate investors over a multi-year period to launch a portfolio of mobility-focused ventures. Our team is dedicated to the first year of a new venture’s life cycle: from ideation to minimum viable product build (and beyond) to recruiting and hiring the full-time team who will scale the business. We rapidly ideate concepts from scratch and vet them for early indicators of product-market fit.

Our team:

We are a group of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, who live, eat and breathe mobility. We have all launched early-stage companies and been part of their growth and scale. Our office is located in an airplane hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles, where we ideate, prototype, and take an occasional flight (or flying lesson).

Opportunity Spaces:

While we focus on mobility holistically, there are several opportunity spaces that we believe will have a particularly transformative impact on our world. Below are some of the spaces that excite us the most.
  • Sustainability
  • Smart Cities
  • Urban Air Mobility
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Automotive Software
  • Retail
Location: San Francisco Bay & Los Angeles

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