Leva connects startups with potential student interns

As former interns at early-stage startups, Rider Tuff and Eric Gonzalez know how important it is to match the right student intern with a company.

The pair founded Leva earlier this year to make finding that right fit a little easier for everyone involved. 

Leva is an online platform designed to connect qualified students with internship opportunities at startup companies around the country, and potentially around the globe.

Tuff and Gonzalez heard early on, from both interns and startups, how valuable the internship experience can be.

“Richmond students got to work for small companies where they had a lot of really visible impact or were able to work cross functionally,” Tuff said. “Whereas startups also got a pretty diverse perspective from students, and the students were able to tackle some pretty huge projects for a lot of companies.”

Early in 2020, the team worked to match University of Richmond students with freelance needs at local startups. They quickly realized companies…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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