Business Development Intern


Remote or Hybrid in South San Francisco, CA

10-12 Week Internship


About Reel

Reel’s novel biomanufacturing strategies enable the development of natural, flaky, cultivated fish fillets indistinguishable from wild caught fish. Our species agnostic, cross-cutting platform enables whole-cut, textured products without additives or plant-based scaffolding, such that the taste and texture is driven from the cells themselves.

We have a dynamic, multidisciplinary team that shares the same vision: to offer consumers a true replacement, not an alternative protein. Reel is supported by leading investors across biotechnology, food and agriculture and ocean sustainability.

About the Role

As a Summer Business Development Intern, you will work across the following areas:

  • Go-to-market Strategy: You will work directly with the co-founder & COO to devise a beachhead go-to-market strategy. This includes conducting needs finding interviews with customer segments, market landscape analysis and competitor analysis
  • Thought Leadership on Special Projects: Research and create thought leadership relevant to Reel’s core operations and growth plans. Areas of interest include:
    • Regulatory analysis: map out a regulatory strategy and timeline for FDA approval
    • Growth financing: identify various paths to scaling, including but not limited to identifying grant opportunities, mapping out co-manufacturing partnerships and project financing
    • Fundraising efforts: support the CEO and COO in fundraising efforts as needed

About You
  • Currently pursuing an MBA or professional degree with relevance to Reel
  • Experience in conducting need finding interviews and translating different forms of data into framework with a clear and compelling story
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, including customer, business partners and team members. Capable of com
  • Self-starter with a creative, problem-solving and results-driven mindset
  • Committed to sustainability with a desire to apply your skills to make a difference in our food systems and in climate change

Who You’ll Work With

You will work directly with the founders on core, strategic business projects. We encourage outside-the-box-thinking, a scrappy mentality and a collaborative work atmosphere.

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