The TAMID Fellowship has been my most transformative summer experience to date. Interning at a Venture Capital firm - Entrée Capital - was a unique and valuable job. My primary work included sitting in on pitch meetings and conducting due diligence on these companies, as well as researching innovative industries, like blockchain, to guide future investments. One lesson that I will hold with me is, when evaluating a startup, it is imperative to dig deep and look at the business from countless (and I really do mean countless) angles and perspectives when considering its viability of success. In addition, I was tasked with working directly with some of Entreé’s portfolio companies, including Coders Clan, to solve some of their most pressing issues. Working in Venture Capital has had a tremendous influence on my career aspirations, and it is an industry that I will heavily consider entering during my career.
Overall, the Fellowship was an amazing and inspiring adventure, as each day presented a new assignment to complete at work, a new tech event to attend, a new sunset to watch, or a new shawarma restaurant to try. I would encourage everyone who has the opportunity to absolutely go on the Fellowship, as it provided me with unparalleled work experience, vast exposure to the Israeli business ecosystem, and amazing memories and close friendships that will last a lifetime!