Intern Entrepreneur

Hands-on internship for a future entrepreneur. You will develop an all-round skills set to run a future business. Shall involve a bit of everything really; from understanding consumer pain points to developing solutions, Innovation, Marketing, Operations, Analytics, Hardware/software, Legal and Finance. Engagement 3-6 months, with potential to grow within the company towards a C level role.

Company background

We are Chakra Suthra (means circular solutions in sanskrit), a technology startup focusing on Circular Economy. We bring innovative solutions to drive homes and businesses to Zero waste. Founded by a bunch of creative thinkers, scientists and businessmen; we are passionate about impactful change and looking to transform the way we Sri Lankans recycle.

Company’s first product 'Trash2Cash', was the first of its kind in Sri Lanka and was launched in collaboration with Keells Supermarkets. It is a tech based recycling platform for collection of beverage containers (plastic bottles, cans, cartons) whilst incentivizing the consumer. The operation will now be expanded to Greater Colombo and later to other parts of Sri Lanka and the region.

Requirements/ skills/ qualifications

  • Loves challenges

  • Passion to create impact to society and the environment

  • Basic understanding of the recycling industry

  • Ability to think creatively to overcome problems

  • Carryout work with limited guidance

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a 1st / 2nd upper or a GPA of 3.2.

  • Involvement in sustainability related projects in school/ university/ community

  • Tech savvy plus a good understanding of social media marketing

  • Good command of English language

  • Well networked with peers and an extrovert

  • Ability to Google/ Youtube anything and learn

  • Independent mode of transport

Period and nature of contract

  • Initially 1 month trial

  • Full time

  • Thereafter 2 - 5 months engagement

Start date

Immediate availability

Location

Hybrid model. Field based within Greater Colombo and Work From Home (WFH). Frequent team meetings at random cafes around Colombo.

Package

  • Standard internship rate of 20 K/month

  • Fuel allowance

Application process

Send in a cool CV and 1 min selfie video by 25th November 2022 on why you are a fit for the role to:

info.chakrasuthra@gmail.com