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Opus 12

Business Development
Berkeley, CA
Innovation Area: 
Generation and Conversion
Energy, Food, Water, Human Health and Environment Nexus
Position Type: 
TomKat Center-supported
Internship Term: 
8 weeks

Opus 12 is an early stage startup converting waste CO2 into wealth.  Our technology uses CO2, electricity, water, and metal catalysts to make fuels and chemicals that are cost-competitive with conventional products. We want to provide businesses with an opportunity to convert their CO2 into a revenue stream instead of a pollution source. The team currently includes three Stanford graduate alumni, six full-time engineers, and one-part time technician. We are located in Berkeley near the Aquatic Park.  


Business Development


We are looking for someone to fulfill a business development. This position will involve market research for our team. Responsibilities include market sizing, pricing estimates, and customer discovery. The market research strategy developed will have a direct impact on Opus 12's ability to raise funds and achieve our technology development goals.  

Who should apply

This position is excellent for someone who: 

  1. is passionate about clean tech,
  2. can work independently and as a small team,
  3. enjoys challenging problems,
  4. would enjoy working in Berkeley for the summer, though remote work is ok,
  5. seeks to gain experience working on business development as part of an early stage startup.

Required expertise

  1. Ability to learn quickly
  2. Well-organized and able to communicate clearly and document activities as directed.
  3. Conduct work in a conscientious manner that does not interfere with others.
  4. Strong quantitative and writing skills, existing social media presence.

Preferred skills/majors

Previous consulting internship preferred. Ability to use Adobe Creative Suite or comparable graphics design software a plus.

Internship term

8 weeks