Current Available Positions

We’re now accepting applications for our Spring 2018 Interns.  Click on the individual internship position to apply.


An Educational Program

Sultan Ventures is a boutique venture firm focusing on early-stage startups and investments. We provide pivotal resources via our powerful network of experts and investors, while providing the hands-on expertise necessary to accelerate growth.

Over the years we’ve expanded our team to meet our mission of catalyzing startup growth in Hawaii and startup hubs across the country. Sultan Ventures has successfully raised over 17 million dollars in the Hawaii startup community since inception.

Our team manages two Hawaii-based funds, both affiliated with the University of Hawaii: The Upside Fund, which invests in UH Intellectual property startups, and XLR8UH, an award-winning Venture Accelerator focused on empowering the University of Hawaii’s entrepreneurs including students, faculty, alumni, and those interested in helping commercialize UH technologies.


Intern positions are available immediately and typically last 3-4 months. We are searching for interns who can devote 10-20 hours per week. We are flexible with schedules but interns may not work remotely. Our primary goal for our interns is education. Our aim is to encourage entrepreneurship in Hawaii and buffer the ecosystem that supports it. We hope our interns gain practical skills and real-world knowledge they can apply in the industries they’re interested in.

Because the primary purpose of this internship is education, it is unpaid. However, unpaid internships have often led to compensated positions. Further, experience in the venture capital industry is rare and invaluable. The experience you’ll receive through our internships will be applicable to a variety of industries.

Regardless of specialty, all interns will likely have opportunities to:

  • Perform due diligence research on potential portfolio companies
  • Design and execute marketing plans
  • Attend business related events and conferences
  • Observe applicant company pitches

And much more!


Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Jay Mafnas

Jay Mafnas

Jay is a graduate from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business, where he studied Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship. Prior to attending USC, Jay played baseball for Oxnard Community College. He was the recipient of the Scholar Athlete Award, and took part in a Western State Conference Championship title. To...Read More

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Jordan Bangerter

Jordan Bangerter

Jordan Bangerter is from a small town in Washington State, called Enumclaw. She is currently studying Graphic Design at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Graphic Design has always been a passion for Jordan. She enjoys helping a company express what they stand for and their business goals through design. Jordan has had the opportunity...Read More

Nohealani Benicarlo

Nohealani Benicarlo is a senior at Hawaii Pacific University where she is pursuing Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management. She is a member of many student organizations such as Student Government Association as the College of Business Senator and Hawaii Pacific Entrepreneur Club. Her involvement to student organizations awoken her passion for event...Read More

Michael Chang

Michael is a current senior at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He is pursuing his Bachelors in Business Administration, from the Shidler School of Business, with an emphasis in Finance. Prior to Sultan Ventures, Michael studied corporate, commercial banking, and new capital venture finance; as well, has learned financial modeling for new startups. While...Read More

Cody Alexander

Cody Alexander is currently studying Finance and International Business at Shidler College of Business at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Having just returned from a Fellowship in Tokyo, Cody is planning on graduating in Spring 2018. Recipient of the Johnson International Travel Scholarship for a study at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark as well as the...Read More

Intern Alumni

Rose Alama

Jacob Butters

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Tom Takata

Thomason Takata

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Maya Morales Sanchez

Maya Morales Sanchez

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Tiana Hughes

Tiana Hughes

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Colton Goza

Colton Goza

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Mia Harrie

Mia Harrie

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Chase Yokoyama

Chase Yokoyama

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Chyloe Leon Guerrero

Chyloe Leon Guerrero

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Qamar Hicks

Benjamin Crosland

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Qamar Hicks

Qamar Hicks

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Emily Ball

Emily Ball

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Kelvin Ng

Kelvin NG

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Tyler Hirashima

Tyler Hirashima

Sultan Ventures- Photo of Intern, Sultan White

Sultan White