NextEnergy does a lot of work with venture development and helping start up companies get started. I hope to soon learn more about and become involved with this process as well. As a final focus of my summer here, I'm doing one more project evaluating how NextEnergy shares its story. As a nonprofit, it is vital to have a compelling story, so I will be researching how we share our past success stories and contribute specific examples of companies that have received our many different services that we offer. This work will help NextEnergy market itself to companies that would seek our services as well as allow me to explore the ways in which NextEnergy has already impacted the community.
As interesting and exciting as all this work is, I've also been exploring the fun offered at NextEnergy. In addition to Chris and I, there are 3 other college age interns. We all work in the same corner of the office (right next to the giant container of Twizzlers), and today we ventured out to sample some local Midtown lunch at the Fisher Building!