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ISOLATION INTERN to help startups recruit specialist talent during Covid 19 restrictions

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Isolation Intern
Blackfinch Launches ISOLATIONINTERN, a platform to help startups recruit specialist talent during Covid 19 restrictions. 


Partnership initiative with investment and venture capital firms and universities allows startups to enlist the UK’s brightest students and researchers to work from home.

Blackfinch Group announces the launch of the #ISOLATIONINTERN platform in partnership with investment industry firms and universities to enable specialist talent acquisition under Covid 19 Restrictions. The initiative aims to supercharge early stage companies and help keep this vital sector of the economy on track.

Startups are facing difficult times due to COVID-19 whilst many university students and researchers are at home, unable to work because their offices and labs are closed. The #ISOLATIONINTERN platform connects these bright minds to startups through flexible internships so that expertise like data science, marketing, and development can be engaged on a part-time basis.

The scheme is backed by a number of prominent investment industry partners such as Nexus InvestmentsBreed ReplyShakespeare MartineauClarendon iSOLATION INTERNFund ManagersMercia Asset Management and the Development Bank of Wales

A number of leading universities will help by promoting the scheme to their students and researchers, including Lincoln, Bath, Southampton and the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford. 

The #ISOLATIONINTERN platform is already hosting a number of intern jobs and is open to the investment industry and universities to sign up as partners. All listing fees will be donated to charities like The Access Project that help talented young people from disadvantaged backgrounds gain access to UK’s top universities.

The need for the #ISOLATIONINTERN initiative was identified through conversations between Blackfinch Group and the technology-enabled companies they invest in.

As part of Blackfinch’s investment research process, it became clear that talent acquisition was already a problem for many startups, even before it was exacerbated by Covid 19 movement restrictions.



 


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Published on: 7th May 2020

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