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Willa Tracosas selected as a 2013 KPCB Fellow

Sketch of shelves of books on a wall. “The Book Wall,” a collaboration with fellow Interaction Design students for the course, “Prototyping User Experiences”
Sketch of shelves of books on a wall. “The Book Wall,” a collaboration with fellow Interaction Design students for the course, “Prototyping User Experiences”

“The Book Wall,” a collaboration with fellow Interaction Design students for the course, “Prototyping User Experiences”

Willa Tracosas has been selected as one of the first KPCB Design Fellows this summer. In a piece in Wired, it’s explained:

Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers is launching a fellowship program for design students, announcing today the assignments awarded that will connect some of the best students from some of the best schools with some of the most design-influenced startups (and not-so-startups) on the venture capital giant’s client list for 3-month appointments. The venture capital giant has an increasingly design-friendly bent, which they hope to foster through the program. From Nest to Jawbone to Twitter, the students will be working entry-level jobs at Kleiner Perkins companies, as well as engaging with senior design mentors as the VC firm tries to build a global design network. “What we wanted to do was to really support the field, we wanted to make sure that we helped our companies gain access to the best designers, and we wanted to continue to, ourselves, learn as the field of design innovation unfolds,” says Juliet de Baubigny, a partner at Kleiner Perkins who helped build the program. “I feel that design is going to be the key differentiator with many entrepreneurial ventures going forward.”

Congratulations Willa!

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