From January to October of 2017, I served as a Design Intern at the Desai Accelerator at the University of Michigan. Desai is a startup accelerator that is partially funded by the University, and is focused on helping early-stage tech startups “Build Your Business”, in order to create a sustainable, scalable business model. Desai runs two thirteen-week cohorts each year, with each cohort housing 4-6 businesses. Each cohort culminates in a Demo Day, where the startups can pitch their company to an auditorium full of investors.
As a Design Intern for Desai, my projects have ranged from creating digital marketing campaigns, designing UX/UI layouts for websites and apps, shooting promotional photography, coding websites, and creating and editing promotional videos and advertisements.
I’ve been able to work with 9 companies over the course of my time at Desai, as well as doing projects for the accelerator itself.
Check out the program I made HERE!