Work for a Startup – Put Your Career in the Spotlight

By Priya Malhotra

If you believe in the power of imagination and dare to think beyond the obvious, you are meant for the startup world.

As a student or a fresh graduate you are brimming with ideas. You want to work on them, manifest them and contribute towards making an impact. Sure, working in a big corporation will give you a reputed name on your CV. But working in a startup gives you an opportunity to work as a contributing member and truly bring your ideas to life.

Startup Life

Startup life can be a bit of a roller coaster. So, if you like thrills, this is the place for you. Everyday is like none other. Yes, there is a planned schedule. But much of the action happens ‘beyond the plan’. You have to think on your feet, be ready for change, and be willing to pivot when necessary.

Another great thing is the democratic nature of startups – you share your views, have agreements and disagreements, and even challenge the views of the CEO. In fact, these things are much appreciated. Startups don’t need “yes (wo)men”- they need people who believe in the purpose of the company, are 200% dedicated, are ready to go that extra mile, and follow the ethos of transparency in the team.

So, what is it like joining the Bloodlink funwagon? (Yeah, I call it funwagon. We believe in having fun at work and it is this playfulness that brings out our best). Luckily, we also have some of the brightest minds from Denmark’s coolest universities to give us their opinions. Here’s what they have to say about their experience working with BloodLink.

Katrine Winther Erlendsson
Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Management at RUC (currently studying)

“As a student studying social entrepreneurship at Roskilde University, I find it extremely valuable to be able to follow the journey of a start up with a social mission. I feel a strong motivation from the whole team when we talk about our work, and it makes me want to work even harder and inspires me to do my best. I see the impact that BloodLink is already starting to have on social media, and I believe in the social impact that it will have in the near future.”

Maria Domanska
Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences at KU (currently studying)

“Working with startups opens up your mind. There are no restraints to creativity. The positive vibe the Bloodlink team has is very important, you can feel how much everybody is engaged in the message we want to spread. We are ready for hard work, though it seems less hard and more fun since you get to work with amazing people. My work with Bloodlink is focused on the scientific side of blood, and since it’s a startup, you can feel the responsibility, but you can also quickly see the fruits of your labour. That’s very rewarding.”

Dorota Hajdasz
Master’s Degree Cognitive Science, Adam Mickiewcz University, Poznań

“The cool thing about being part of a startup is that you get to follow the process from the very beginning and watch the project grow over time. For me, it is very motivating to be around passionate people, because it gives me the incentive to work hard and always give my best effort. We pull together as a team and are all working towards the same goal. In a tech startup like BloodLink, we feel that technology gives us both the possibility and the responsibility to help people in developing countries.”

Charlotte Strier
MsC in Digital Design and Communication, IT-Universitetet, København

“In a startup like Bloodlink we have a common purpose, a common goal that we are all striving to reach. Here, there is no traditional hierarchy – we all contribute with our different skills and we are all heard. We know that the success of BloodLink depends on our effort and what we put into it. I also think it is inspiring to be a part of a company that takes social responsibility seriously and wants to help others in need.”

 

“The cool thing about being part of a startup is that you get to follow the process from the very beginning and watch the project grow over time. For me, it is very motivating to be around passionate people, because it gives me the incentive to work hard and always give my best effort. We pull together as a team and are all working towards the same goal. In a tech startup like BloodLink, we feel that technology gives us both the possibility and the responsibility to help people in developing countries.”

 

Charlotte Strier
MsC in Digital Design and Communication, IT-Universitetet, København

“In a startup like Bloodlink we have a common purpose, a common goal that we are all striving to reach. Here, there is no traditional hierarchy – we all contribute with our different skills and we are all heard. We know that the success of BloodLink depends on our effort and what we put into it. I also think it is inspiring to be a part of a company that takes social responsibility seriously and wants to help others in need.”

 

So when we put all this fresh talent into a startup mixing bowl we are more than the sum of our parts. We become something else – a buzzing, living, breathing, innovative cocktail of creativity.

Is it always rosy? No. We disagree, we argue, we have our high and low days. Startup life is jam-packed with action but is also a pandora’s box of risks and uncertainties. It is a journey amidst  a lot of unknowns, carving out ideas and destroying them. There is learning and unlearning each day, as the concepts in the educational world fight it out in a real business scenario.

However, hustling their way through the labyrinth of the startup world, our team also get to their sweet spot where ideas come to light and professional growth is multifold. So a big thank you to all our student workers and graduates for sharing their experiences and sailing happily through the journey of unknown. We really appreciate it.

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