Will Bernholz

Fellow at Blackstone EN

Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Public Relations and Communications

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Will Bernholz's Overview

  • Fellow at The Blackstone Group
  • Intern at Excelerate Health Ventures
  • Director Marketing and Communications at Rapt.fm

500+ connections

Will Bernholz's Experience

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; BX; Financial Services industry

August 2014Present (3 months) Durham, North Carolina

Our mission is to unlock the tremendous economic potential of various regions in the US by identifying and networking a region’s serial, successful entrepreneurs and linking them to the region’s next high growth companies. We work to create a dense network of dealmakers who grow high-potential startups into the next-generation of great companies.

Fellow activities:
- Providing resources and support for Blackstone company development
- Conduct financial modeling, market research, competitive analysis, and due diligence
- Pitch development and support


Excelerate Health Ventures

August 2014Present (3 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Director Marketing and Communications


May 2014Present (6 months)

Rapt.fm makes it possible to rap with anyone. We host live video rap battles and cyphers, where you can rap, watch, and vote for your favorites, online, 24/7.

Responsibilities and activities:
- Team lead and work flow manager
- Social media planning and execution
- Growth hacking planning and execution
- Market research planning and execution
- New website platform launch [#RaptThis, www.raptthis.com]
- New viral content creation

Graduate Assistant

NC State University

Educational Institution; 5001-10,000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2013Present (1 year 3 months) Raleigh, NC

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

June 2013Present (1 year 5 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

MBA Candidate, Class of 2015
North Carolina State University’s Jenkins Graduate School of Management
Dual Concentration in:
• Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization
• Marketing Management

Will Bernholz's Projects

  • Bank of America Case Competition

    • August 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Will Bernholz, Himanshu Agrawal, Ozgun Oral, Mandy Althoff

    Bank of America Case competition in which the students from the batch of 2015 were split in teams and given 7 hours to review and analyze the case focused on Bank of America's mobile banking strategy.Following a run-off competition with judges including Poole College professionals and Jenkins MBA alumni, the top three teams gave their presentations to a panel of executive judges from Bank of America and fellow students in their MBA cohort.Our team stood second in the competition

  • Technology and Commercialization Assessment for Web-Based Audiology

    • August 2013 to May 2014
    Team Members: Will Bernholz, Jin Di, kenneth Sollars, Siddharth Jain

    In depth, 9-month project that was based on research and development for 3 separate technologies. The processes included following the steps of the TEC algorithm and CIMS Strategic Industrial Innovation (SII) processes. These include ideation, opportunity and technology evaluation, multi-layered market research, strategic and functional assessments, Voice of Customer (VOC) interviews, pitch development and finally investor pitching.

Will Bernholz's Languages

  • Chinese

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Will Bernholz's Education

HPW Real Estate School


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