Wade Fletcher
Building @UndercoverVC
\\ CS and Finance at @Indiana

Hi! I'm Wade.

In 2019, I was named South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year for a company I created, ScoreTwo Media. In March 2020, I created CovIntern, a remote internship aggregator for students quarantined by COVID-19 that was used by over 120k people in more than 100 countries. Lately, I've been building UndercoverVC to bring campuses across the country equitable access to student venture capital. Find my work in Morning Brew, MarketWatch, and the Indiana Daily Student1.

I graduated from high school in June 2019. I'm currently at Indiana University Bloomington working on degrees in Computer Science and Finance.

1For more information and links to other media references, please see my portfolio.
2Well yes, but actually no as I'm currently home for a long winter break.

Currently

I'm back home in SC for a long and much-needed winter break. I'm also working hard to interview our first class of fellows for UndercoverVC.

Portfolio

I work on a wide array of projects, but lately my focus has been on venture capital for students and Gen-Z, through my work with UndercoverVC.

August 2020 - Present
UndercoverVCsite

We're building a network of venture funds and university students to bring access to campuses historically underrepresented in venture capital programs. We're currently interviewing for our first class of 40 campus fellows.

March 2020 - August 2020
CovInternsite, source

CovIntern aggregates remote internships for university and secondary students staying at home quarantining amidst the 2020 COVID-19 global pandemic. The site has helped over 100k unique users in 100+ countries. It has also been shared by the career centers of 50 colleges and universities, and it has been featured in Morning BrewMarketwatchBoston.comIDSThe Santa Clara, and The GW Local.

"With internships at companies from Disney to Airbnb being canceled, demand for those remaining is high. So Wade Fletcher, a first-year computer science and finance student at Indiana University, created a database of remote internships, called CovIntern. Looking for an internship of his own, he saw the need for an easy way to browse opportunities. The site, showcasing good internships and substitutes unaffected by the crisis, has seen over 60,000 users in the three weeks since he shared it with his LinkedIn network. 'My post has like 150,000 views or something ridiculous,' he said." — Archie Mitchell, writing for Marketwatch

The Santa Clara: "Covintern.com, developed by a student at Indiana University, serves to provide a crowdsourced list of remote internships in a wide variety of fields, including non-profit work, graphic design, data science and marketing. "

The GW Local: "If you were like me, starting to worry about summer internships, fear no longer. Through Linkedin, I discovered an amazing student at Indiana University who created an app for pairing students with internships that work remotely! Wade Fletcher created an app called CovIntern and you can visit their website and look at the awesome internship opportunities they have to offer."

Boston.com: "Check out covintern.com, a brilliant idea launched by a college student."

Drew University: "It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention and in the wake of Covid-19, many students are in need of remote internship opportunities. Wade Fletcher, a student at Indiana University, saw this need and created COVINTERN, a service that aggregates remote internship opportunities at major companies and start-ups and provides status updates."

Also: AIGA, the professional association for designAmerican UniversityUniversity of Alabama HuntsvilleBaylor UniversityBiola UniversityBoston UniversityCalifornia State University, FullertonCalifornia State University, San BernardinoChapman UniversityCornell UniversityDartmouth CollegeDelta State UniversityEdinboro UniversityElon UniversityGateway Technical CollegeGitLabGood Goes ViralHarvard UniversityHerCampusHoward UniversityJoinup (an official website of the European Union)Kutztown UniversityUniverstiy of MarylandMedium (Isabella Pham)Millersville UniversityUniversity of MinnesotaMorehead State UniversityNew York University (NYU)The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)Nick SinghUniversity of North Carolina (UNC)NC State UniverstiyNorthwestern UniversityThe Ohio State UniversityOmaha World-HeraldPurdue UniversityUniversity of RochesterRochester Institute of TechnologyRutgers UniversityShippensburg UniveristyUniversity of Southern California (USC)Southwest Missouri State UniversitySUNY BinghamtonSUNY OswegoSwarthmore CollegeUniversity of Texas at San AntonioUniversity of Texas at AustinTowson UniversityUnion CollegeVirginia Commonwealth UniversityThe Virginian-PilotVirginia TechUniversity of West FloridaWestern Michigan UniversityWestfield State UniversityUniversity of WisconsinYale University, and York University.

  • InternAlerts — tracks more than 50 job boards for the posting of new intern roles. When an application opens, the members tracking it get an email.
  • python-ergast — ORM-ing 60 years of F1 lap data with python.
  • HotelBot — part of a CSClub@IU workshop I did with Brady Anderson on chatbots for business.
  • MUNrank.com — a new ranking engine for collegiate Model United Nations. (Never figured out how to get conference data consistently.)
Indiana University — undergraduate — class of 2023

I'm working on dual degrees, a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S.B. in Finance. Unfortunately, IU doesn't have a formal dual-degree program, but my IB Diploma from high school earned me enough transfer credit to make this possible within 4 years.

GPA 4.0

Awards
  • Founder's Scholar (our equivalent of a Dean's List)
  • Comp Science Student Scholarship — awarded for being a top student in the CS major track
  • Rev. Dr. Karen Layman Gift of Hope Scholarship — "created to recognize leaders and potential leaders in the United Methodist Church."
Teaching
Organizations
Selected Coursework
  • CSCI-H 200 Intro to Computers and Programming, Honors
  • CSCI-C 241 Discrete Structures
  • CSCI-H 212 Software Systems, Honors

May 2020 - August 2020

URx: created a new platform for technical assessment in university recruiting used by Facebook, Netflix, eBay, and Greylock.

December 2017 - February 2020

ScoreTwo: founded a convergent media company focused on athletics; named SC Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019. Exited via acquisition in 2020.

  • I started ScoreTwo while still a student in the Richland Northeast Convergence Media magnet program. At its peak, I was quarterbacking 5 part-time employees working with top prep athletics programs travelling across the state.
  • In 2019, I was named a SC Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the SC Economic Education Foundation and SC Governor Henry McMaster for my work with ScoreTwo.

May 2019 - August 2019

Wallick Investments: built a backtesting and automation suite (still) used to manage a $70MM+ portfolio.

  • I worked one-on-one with a Junior Portfolio Manager to automate away hours of daily work monitoring portfolio performance and collecting relevant data on acquisition targets.
  • Day-to-day work often included creating Jupyter Notebooks to test, visualize, and validate the partners' theory of the day.
  • I also created a backtesting pipeline used to validate a novel factor rotation strategy that is still used to manage millions of client money.

I am certified in artificial and natural face rock climbing and bouldering instruction (BSA COPE & Climbing Level I and Climbing Level II)

I am comfortable programming in Python and Java, as well as the typical web technologies (HTML+JS+CSS). Lately I've been vibing with Django and Tailwind, as well as learning React.

I won an Emmy (well, a student Emmy) in 2019. Bill Nye presented our category.

I'm an Eagle Scout in BSA Troop 202 and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, Muscogee Lodge #221.

I've some familiarity with hackathons—participating in more of them in the next year is one of my goals.4

  • 1st place @ Intel-OA Hackathon (Fall 2017): won first place in the Communications division in the inaugural Intel-OA Hackathon with NOACTS.
  • 1st place @ CodeDay Columbia (Spring 2016): won first place in the Web division at CodeDay Columbia with TheForest.
4I imagine COVID-19 will make this difficult.

Contact

If I can help you in any way, if you've got a project you'd like to collaborate on, or you otherwise want to contact me, the quickest way to get in touch is to email me at hello@wadefletcher.com4.

On GitHub, Twitter, HN, Instagram, Clubhouse, and most every other platform, I am @wadefletch.

4Any email to @wadefletcher.com will make it to me, feel free to mix it up.