Lessons from My Internship at Open Air
While thinking of lessons from my internship, it was fairly easy as I had just been recently exposed to the operation of how real entrepreneurs and investors work for trying to sustain an idea from inception.
During my internship at Open Air Private Equity, I had the opportunity to sit and listen to pitches, evaluations, and assessments of prospective startup companies that had come to Open Air for capital to grow their business. Open Air as a private venture capital firm, specialized to support only mobile technologies.
One thing that was a repeated theme was that the partners at Open Air were just as savvy as the cleverest entrepreneur. You cannot hope one to wave your hands and inspire the audience for glamorous vision of rewards with huge markets and early return of revenue.
What the partners wanted was the startup companies to have a unique slant of identifying a market, and having a real technology that can make a difference.
I chose this picture of the American Century twin towers where Open Air operates. I had been watching the weather for a proper moment for cloud through the sky. Many of the times in Kansas City, the sky was either barron blue or covered entirely with flat overcast. I want some fluffy clouds for the background to show off how Open Air was interested in working on mobile and cloud technology for their investment portfolio.