Adventures of a Skandalaris Summer Intern – 1st Friday

Our 2015 Summer Intern class enjoyed their first summer Friday outing just a few short days ago.  For those of you who don’t know, our summer interns work for their ventures Monday – Thursday.  On Friday mornings we take them out into the St. Louis community to explore, get them ingrained in the St. Louis entrepreneurial community, and hopefully encourage them to look at staying in St. Louis after they graduate.

Friday #1 took them to the Cortex District where they heard all about Venture Cafe and serendipitous collisions from Travis Sheridan.

Travis Sheridan

Next up our students heard from the founder of Synek Draft System, Steve Young. What better way to get a college student’s attention than talking about a “Keurig for draft beer”!


Phyllis Ellison was up next and spoke with the students about Cortex – its history and its future.

Phyllis Ellison

And finally, their morning was capped off with a tour of the Cortex District with a stop at the new CIC@CET space.


Live vicariously and be sure to follow along on the blog to discover just what our interns are up to each week. And if you happen to be out and about on a Friday and see our interns – please say hi!