Startups/Social Entrepreneurship/Technology

Annika Brockman ’24

Annika Brockman in a virtual meeting.

WorldCare International, Boston, MA This summer I worked with WorldCare, a company that connects people with medical second opinions (MSOs) after a life-threatening, long term, complex diagnosis. If your employee offers WorldCare as a benefit, you have access to their clinical operations team as well as their consortium of experts. Continue reading »

Samuel Liu ’23

Samuel Liu working.

WorldCare International, Boston, MA This summer I worked as a clinical operations intern at WorldCare International Inc., a company that provides expert second medical opinions to those who have been diagnosed with a critical illness, often one that is a complex and rare disease. For the past 26 years, WorldCare… Continue reading »

Kevin Zhuo ’25

Kevin Zhuo working remotely.

Nomad This summer, I worked as a software engineering intern for Williams alumni to help develop their app called Nomad. The goal of the app is to facilitate user interaction with people nearby through chat groups as well as to let users get involved in the community by displaying nearby… Continue reading »

Kai Soto-Dessen ’23

Kai Soto-Dessen working.

muun chi, Redondo Beach, CA This summer, I interned with a probiotic and prebiotic health food company called muun chi. I worked in person with the company’s founder, Manette Jen McDermott, at several farmers markets in Los Angeles where they sell their product. There, I learned a great deal about… Continue reading »

Valeria Starkova ’24

Valeria Starkova in a virtual meeting.

Fixa Rwanda, Rwanda This summer, I interned remotely at Fixa Rwanda Inc. Fixa connects Africa’s informal workers with formal job opportunities in the construction industry. It is estimated that the informal sector comprises more than 80% of Africa’s workforce, making it the continent’s largest source of employment and economic activity. Continue reading »

z kane ’24

z kane in a virtual meeting.

WorldCare International, Boston, MA This summer I interned remotely for WorldCare International, a company located in Boston and currently headed by Ed Wiggers ’90. WorldCare partners with top hospitals and medical professionals across the U.S. to provide high-quality, specialized, second-opinion medical services that are typically included in insurance plans. Even… Continue reading »

Kayla Swift ’23

Kayla Swift poses for a photo.

EatOkra, New York, NY This summer, I was given the opportunity to work remotely with EatOkra, an app that serves as a directory for Black-owned restaurants, caterers and food trucks. “Where food, culture and community link,” EatOkra promotes and sponsors upcoming events, provides restaurant consulting and produces podcasts and cooking… Continue reading »

Shenbahum Vairavan ’24

Shenbahum Vairavan working remotely.

WorldCare International, Boston, MA WorldCare International is a business that provides expert medical second opinions to those who have been diagnosed with critical illnesses. Over the last 26 years, WorldCare has worked to create an effective process to help those who have been given life-changing news to make an informed… Continue reading »

Daniel Vataj ’23

Williams Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship The Williams Summer Institute for Entrepreneurship aims to support Williams students by giving them a robust foundation and support system to pursue entrepreneurship over the summer. The program helped by giving my team access to invaluable expertise and advice through weekly meetings, as well as… Continue reading »

Sammy Sasaki ’24

Sammy Sasaki at work.

AKALA, Beverly Hills, CA I spent this summer working with AKALA, an EdTech startup with the goal of making college counseling more affordable and accessible. Many high schools don’t have enough—or any—college counselors to adequately support all their students, and private counselors are too expensive for most families. AKALA targets… Continue reading »