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Corporate VC & Business Analytics Remote Externship in Collaboration with HP Tech Ventures

Corporate VC & Business Analytics Remote Externship


Develop basic VC skills by sourcing and pitching startups that are disrupting the post-pandemic workplace.


This is an exciting externship where students can experience first-hand what it feels like to be part of a Fortune 100 company. As investors, venture capitalists (VCs) are investing in new ideas, innovations, and most importantly teams, where do they begin? This is called deal sourcing. Externs will profile startup companies, learn what VCs look for, and be a part of investing in the next generation of technology. HP Tech Ventures is seeking ambitious students to help research relevant pre-seed stage startups for deal sourcing and evaluation. This project includes special data analytics projects that allow students to practice using analysis tools to perform business model, strategy, and value chain analysis.

The Experience

  • Research start up metrics, industry data, team, and business models
  • Determine product differentiation and strategy across startups
  • Construct market maps across various startup sectors
  • Manage data using data cleaning methods and tools such as Open Refine
  • Calculate and analyzing data using Excel and SQL to find summary values and trends
  • Present and correlate the data using data visualization techniques include charts
  • Recommend attractive start ups for further investment due diligence


  • Ambitious students interested in pursuing careers in venture capital, entrepreneurship, and consulting.
Rolling start dates
The start date for this Externship is rolling and students will be evaluated on a first come first serve basis. Applications will close when the Externship is full.
Part-time and fully remote
This Externship is a 10-hour-per-week fully remote experience where all meetings and events are recorded.
Receive your start date with your acceptance letter
This remote Externship will last 8 weeks.
Geographical Eligibility
This Externship is open to applicants all around the world.

Academic Credit Offered

About HP Tech Ventures

HP Tech Ventures is the venture capital arm of HP Inc. Operating across teams in Palo Alto and Tel Aviv, HP Tech Ventures is fostering an ecosystem of innovation and reinvention that will define tomorrow’s world and experiences.

In order to avoid potential disqualification, candidates should avoid reaching out to HP Tech Ventures and apply only through this application. Paragon One is managing the selection and onboarding of applicants.

How a Remote Externship Works

Application Process

After sending in your application, we'll reach out if we think you're a good fit. You'll send in a "Get to Know You" video and then participate in a live interview.

Week 1: Onboarding

During the first week of the program, you'll be setting goals for what you want to achieve in the upcoming weeks and familiarizing yourself with the industry, our platform, and your cohort.

Weeks 2-5: Research & Analysis

During the regular programming of the Externship, you will receive training and complete projects through our student platform. These exciting weeks are filled with weekly meetings, company meetings, student-led workshops, and virtual events like speaker series and networking sessions.

Present to Host Company

Top students will be selected to present their projects and findings to company leads and other senior leadership.