I have four reasons as to why I joined EPG. One, learn leadership and teamwork skills. Two, learn business planning and marketing. Three, learn entrepreneurship and creativity. Four, learn about community development approaches. I would like to use this four things that I will acquire as an asset for my future work that I am planning on doing in my refugee community. Although I know that I will gain much more than those four things, therefore, I am eagerly looking forward working and learning with my cohort members.
New York City, New York
Puspa Kafley spent eight weeks in the summer of 2018 as an intern at Entrepreneur Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), a leading tech accelerator in New York City where less than 2% of startup applicants are accepted. At ERA, Puspa specifically worked in depth with a cybersecurity startup called Threshing Floor. Threshing Floor helps enterprises identify high-risk cybersecurity threats by filtering background internet noises through correlating, aggregating, and analyzing the traffic data. As a summer intern, Puspa was heavily involved in doing both technical and non-technical work such as competitor research, finding leads, and converting traffic data into charts. As a computer science major, Puspa gained extensive experience in front-end software development and programming skills as well as in business skills. Puspa’s primary advisor was Dr. Mario Nakazawa.