When I first received the news that I was going to be completing my internship remotely for a software start-up based out of Toronto called BrandNineteen, I had mixed feelings. Am I really going to get the full learning experience if I don’t physically go to an office and talk to the employees? After the first day, however, those feelings dissipated very quickly.
BrandNineteen is releasing its first product, a location-based social networking app called Flare, at the end of this summer, and the whole team has been busy preparing for the big launch. My first taste of the rapid pace of start-up work came shortly after logging onto Slack, our e-office, for the first time. Just after I figured out how to comfortably operate Slack, I was told that I would be co-leading a large-scale marketing project to promote the app in universities! Although daunting at first, I eventually got used to the hustle and bustle of the start-up with the unwavering support of my mentors, who checked in with me regularly and were endlessly patient with my questions.
It has been busy but fun wearing multiple different hats and juggling tasks from designing a marketing package to learning HTML and CSS. I have learned so much over the past few days and can’t wait to see what excitement the next few weeks have in store (and Flare’s big launch, of course)!