Early Charm Ventures Hosts Ten Collegiate Interns this Summer

Interns herald from Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and University of Maryland, College Park

July 20, 2020, Baltimore, MD Early Charm Ventures, a startup studio that converts science to business, this summer is hosting ten interns, each of whom are complementing their academic work by learning more about market research, international marketing strategy, business planning and technology commercialization.

Early Charm’s 2020 intern class includes Cole Gleichenhaus, Johns Hopkins University; Clay Bleyer, University of Maryland-College Park (UMD); Daniel Friedman-Brown, UMD; Jeremy Gates, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); and Sierra Tosten, UMBC.

Early Charm welcomes back Gleichenhaus for a second year of interning. Gleichenhaus, a Buffalo, NY native, this year took over the management of Early Charm portfolio company DiPole Materials’ mask filter business.

Bleyer, a native of Ellicott City, MD, is set to graduate this year as a double-major in Marketing and Supply Chain Management at UMD, and is interested in marketing and business strategy for a career path. As part of his studies, Bleyer attended the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) for a semester as part of the UMD Smith School of Business’s Exchange Program.

Friedman-Brown, from South Orange, NJ, is a rising junior at UMD and is focusing his academic work as a double major in marketing and psychology. He currently serves as Marketing Account Executive with UMD’s The Diamondback, and is interested in pursuing a career in marketing.

Gates, a native of San Diego, CA, is a rising senior at UMBC, majoring in mechanical engineering, and is interested in a career in the aerospace industry. He's currently captain of the UMBC Division I men's swimming and diving team.

Tosten, from Hagerstown, MD, is a rising sophomore at UMBC where she’s majoring in Biological Sciences while following a physical therapy pre-professional track. Tosten, who is a member of UMBC’s Women’s Swim Team, aims to pursue a career in physical therapy while exploring opportunities within the life sciences field.

In addition, Early Charm engaged the Impact Consulting Fellowship team through the UMD Robert H. Smith School of Business’ Center for Social Value Creation to round out its 2020 intern class: Aniket Datar (graduate student in Information Systems); Chia Hsien Chien (graduate student in Quantitative Finance); Jean Han (undergraduate in Management/Marketing); David Mathai (undergraduate in Finance/Management); and Woosub Lee (MBA graduate student).

"There is so much talent and energy at our state's universities,” said Ken Malone, co-founder with Early Charm. “It’s a real pleasure to engage with that talent and help them balance their great academic experiences with practical learning with the Early Charm team.”

About Early Charm Ventures:

Early Charm Ventures is a venture studio, founded in 2012 in Baltimore, that converts science to business. Early Charm specializes in taking brilliant scientific discoveries made at universities and turning them into companies focused on growth. Our best successes come from teaming with entrepreneurial-minded faculty who are rooted in tools for drug design, custom materials, aquaculture technologies and machine vision. Ultimately, we bring to the table our deep experience co-founding companies with leading researchers. With these exceptional people and their ideas, we partner with them to advance or even create whole new industries. Learn more: www.earlycharm.com

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Ken Malone

Early Charm Ventures