MARKETING INTERNSHIP BioLite LLC
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED HOURS: Full-time
DURATION: Fall 2012
BioLite is a funded startup that develops; manufactures and markets distributed energy solutions for offgrid communities around the world. Our first products are clean-burning, wood fueled cooking stoves
capable of converting their own waste heat in to electricity to charge electronic devices. Our business
serves two distinct markets, 1) developing world families living in energy poverty, and 2) outdoor
enthusiasts seeking fuel independent cooking and charging.
Half the planet still cooks on indoor open wood fires and the toxic smoke they emit kills nearly 2 million
people every year, twice as many as malaria. Previous efforts to address indoor smoke with clean
cookstoves have failed to achieve the smoke reductions necessary to protect health and have also failed
to catalyze consumer demand due to minimal functionality beyond that of a traditional open fire. BioLite
has developed an advanced, affordable, clean burning stove that combines unprecedented emissions
reductions with economically valuable electricity generation.
Our products are capable of reducing indoor smoke by more than 90% while cutting fuel use in half. By
providing our largely off-grid customers with the ability to charge cell phones and LED lights, our stoves
create economic incentive for purchase and continued use, ensuring sustainable delivery of our health
and environmental benefits.
Over the years camping stoves have become lighter and faster to boil yet still rely on consumable,
environmentally polluting petroleum fuels. Petrol stoves require users to carry heavy fuel reserves and
constantly ration gas supply to prevent depletion. Beyond the inconvenience of carrying fuel, petrol is
inconsistent with the natural experience campers desire in the outdoors with its well-known environmental
and climate impacts.
Our CampStove? offers outdoor recreators a much needed, green alternative to petroleum cooking
combining the speed and reliability of an advanced stove with the appeal of a traditional campfire. Using
our revolutionary product, outdoor enthusiasts can cook meals using nothing but the underbrush and
twigs they collect on their journey, eliminating the need to carry fuel. In a 2
generation product, power
generation capabilities of the stove will ensure that the GPS units, LED flashlights and myriad of other
devices can be recharged along the journey.
OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE AN IMPACT:
The summer marketing intern position will work together with the CEO and Director of Marketing and
Sales to conduct both office and field based research to support the recent launch of BioLite?s
CampStove product. Activities will include market segmentation and analysis, brand refinement and
messaging and product testing. Interns will function as full members of the team and should be excited
about working in the fast paced, dynamic environment of a startup social enterprise.
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