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Job Title: E-Center Program Manager and Outdoor Industry Director
Reports to President/CEO
Estes Park EDC’s mission includes helping to launch, support, and grow startups in the Estes Valley region. The E-Center programs and services are intended to serve startups and new businesses in our region. The Program Manager promotes and helps develop programs and services for startups in the Estes Valley region.
In addition, Estes Park EDC is placing an emphasis on attracting outdoor gear and apparel startups to the Estes Valley region. The E-Center Program Manager will lead efforts to attract and serve entrepreneurs and startups in the outdoor gear and apparel industry. To serve a wider variety of startup industry clusters, you will access existing programs and services of our project Partners: 1) Innosphere, primarily through their industry-focused Program Directors and secondarily 2) Larimer SBDC. An Innosphere Program Director supports startups through technology and product validation, entrepreneurial education, advisor matching, pilot/trial oversight, access to capital, and introductions to service providers and corporate strategic partners. The Larimer Small Business Development Center already serves as a partner for Estes Park EDC, and serves both new and existing small businesses.
Innosphere has focused on high-growth companies in three major industry categories:
1. Health Innovations (Digital Health, Medical Device, Diagnostics)
2. Software & Hardware (Internet of Things, Sensors, Enterprise Software)
3. Energy & Advanced Materials (Cleantech, Water, Transportation)
Estes Park EDC’s three major target industry categories include:
1. Outdoor Industries (including outdoor gear and apparel)
2. Professional Services (including health innovations and software)
3. Craft Made Goods
The Program Manager will initially focus program efforts on the Outdoor Industry, but will be prepared to serve other industry categories through our partnership with Innosphere.
Duties and responsibilities
· Establish and expand the Estes Valley’s network across the outdoor gear and apparel industry to help identify, shape, and drive entrepreneurial opportunities in the Estes Valley region. Expand the Estes Valley’s access to the innovation ecosystem in Colorado, and employ the existing Innosphere network to serve clients in other technology-driven industry sectors.
o Examples include: finding, analyzing, and presenting new business opportunities in health innovation, energy & advanced materials, hardware & software.
Job title E-Center Program Manager and Outdoor Industry Director
· Building and expanding the local network of business mentors, including part-year residents, to provide entrepreneurs access to an Estes Park-centered network of business expertise and potential angel investors.
o Examples include: promoting and supporting the existing Estes Park Start-up Meetup as methods of identifying and serving clients; creating Estes Park-centered programs and events that engage local and regional entrepreneurs and mentors.
· Executing technology and business due diligence on potential client companies.
o Examples include: reviewing market opportunity, assessing intellectual property, and supporting the Innosphere screening team with industry knowledge.
· Working collaboratively with client company management teams on business issues including strategy, operations, and fundraising.
o Examples include: meeting with company founders on a weekly basis and holding them accountable to a development plan.
· Helping raise funds from both private and public sources, helping build a sustainable program by the end of year three that will obtain funding from an appropriate mix of sources, including corporate sponsors, individual contributors and program fees.
· Business or technical degree, or strong career progression and experience related to startups and entrepreneurship desired
· Market knowledge of outdoor gear/apparel industries preferred
· Strong oral and written communication skills
· History of teamwork and collaboration
· Passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship
· Evidence of leadership and experience in initiating, developing and delivering entrepreneurial programs
· Ability to travel across the Colorado Front Range for company and industry meetings
· Ability to research and adopt new technologies
· InBIA ECM certification preferred
Working conditions/Physical requirements
Working out of office space with travel across the Front Range possible once/twice per week. No physically demanding requirements; ability to travel. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected].
Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Innovation
The University of Arizona Center for Innovation is a business incubator supporting technology and science based start-ups and emerging companies. The main incubator is located at the UA Tech Park and occupies 18,000 square feet of space featuring dry and wet-lab facilities with outposts in a variety of locations in southern Arizona. The Executive Director is responsible for the daily operations which includes; administration, budgeting, financial management including grant submissions and sponsorships, client recruitment, aiding entrepreneurs with services and programs that assist start-up companies in, marketing, outreach activities, business plans, and fundraising, providing the tools to become self-sufficient organizations.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
The Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Innovation duties include:
- Recruits entrepreneurs, providing them with incubation facilities to aid in the commercialization of the business
- Regularly mentor and counsel clients on business aspects of their venture, monitors progress and results of the companies, and supports the client activities in raising capital
- Create a robust and diverse network of mentors and advisors
- Directs staff to achieve the business incubator goals
- Oversees the office and laboratory facility usage to meet the needs of the clients
- Participates in the development and administration of an annual operating and capital budget
- Manage the client business development training programs including yearly program plan
- Coordinates, maintains, and reviews clients; facility needs to ensure the incubator is meeting the current targeted industry needs.
- Directs outreach activities including appropriate speaking engagements, conferences, facility tours, website development, and marketing collateral.
- Evaluates and seeks potential funding sources through program revenue, grants, donors, sponsorships, etc.
- Updates job knowledge by participating in continuing education, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations
- Establish and maintain relationships with the appropriate economic development organizations, investor groups, community leaders, university faculty, and other business organizations.
- Some travel may be required
- Performance of additional job duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in one of the following: science, engineering, finance or business and a minimum of 4 years of business management in a technology area or start-up companies
- Knowledge of commercialization, entrepreneurship, and innovation ecosystem
- Experience with a university or industry based technology transfer/commercialization program
- Needs to be skilled in networking, persuasion, prospecting, public speaking, research, writing, closing deals, motivation, identification of clients’ needs and challenges
- Willingness to take risks
- Working 40 hours/week, on occasion role may require weekend, after hours, or extended work weeks to accomplish deadlines and goals.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
- Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to use effective listening and verbal communications skills, the ability to communicate with people at all levels and the ability to write effective business correspondence
- Well-developed time management skills, including the ability to identify, prioritize and complete tasks and projects in an effective and timely manner
- Ability to deal tactfully with people and develop good negotiations and conflict resolution skills
- Sound analytical and organizational skills
- Ability to make good, independent decisions and be able to effectively manage high profile projects simultaneously
- Presents a highly professional and positive image at all times
- Ability to work on a team
Job Type: Full-time
- Business management in a technology area or start-up company: 4 years (Required)
- Bachelor’s (Required)
- 25% (Preferred)
Extension Professional I/II (ATDC Startup Catalyst, HealthTech Program Manager
Serving within the Research Faculty of The Institute, Startup Catalysts directly support the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. Primarily this role provides entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration services to the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) companies in strategic areas that foster their development and encourage growth. Specifically, this position will specialize in healthcare technology (HealthTech) startup incubation. The incumbent will oversee the ATDC HealthTech Program which will include (overall): recruiting healthcare technology startups; marketing the ATDC HealthTech Program; directing/coordinating all efforts involved with relevant program partners/stakeholders/constituents.
- Advise ATDC member companies in strategic areas (business operations, fundraising, marketing, etc.) that foster their development and encourage growth.
- Manage and cultivate ATDC relationships with investors, prospective business advisors/partners, CEOs, and community technology leaders to promote market outreach and business development.
- Serve as ATDC member company advocate for awards, conferences, and recognition.
- Identify and/or develop resources to cultivate and assist member ATDC companies and applicants (including the delivery of entrepreneurial programs/events that promote business development & growth).
- Evaluate and assess the business potential of ATDC applicant companies and provide recommendations for membership.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business, Technology, Mathematics, or related/relevant field.
Work Experience: Five to seven years of job-related experience including experience within the healthcare industry and/or with a healthcare technology startup company (or equivalent combination of education and work experience).
Skills: Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess complex information; coaching and consulting experience; and an ability to use independent judgment and communicate effectively.
Preferred Education: MBA and/or Masters Degree in financial technology or related/relevant field.
Preferred Skills/Work Experience: Ten years of job-related work experience. Preferred applicant backgrounds include (1) Founder of a healthcare technology startup or early-stage startup experience; (2) Leadership experience managing a healthcare technology company; (3) Leadership or supporting role in securing multiple rounds of financing (angel or venture).
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is a startup incubator that helps technology entrepreneurs in Georgia launch and grow successful companies. ATDC is one of the oldest and most successful research university affiliated incubators in the United States and was named by Forbes as one of the “Top 12 Business Incubators Changing the World.” Founded in 1980, ATDC has fostered innovation and economic development by graduating more than 180 companies, which together have raised over $3 billion in outside financing. To learn more about ATDC, visit: atdc.org
Georgia Tech Extension Professionals are research personnel that fulfills the extension and service mission of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. This mission includes, but is not limited to, technology-based economic development, technology commercialization and deployment, entrepreneurship, start-up company incubation, and business/industry outreach. Extension Professionals also provide educational programs for business and industry in support of these missions through facilitating and fostering increased industrial engagement and sponsorship of applied research activities at Georgia Tech. Extension Professional appointments are based on the merit and special qualifications of the individual and follow the same general ranking, hiring, and promotion principles as other professional research faculty ranks.
Extension Professional I – Positions filled at this level are candidates who possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and who will be performing on a professional level.
Extension Professional II – Positions filled at this level are candidates who possess a master’s degree and three years of relevant full-time experience after degree completion; a master’s degree and five years of relevant full-time experience after degree completion; or a doctoral degree.
To apply submit application materials at https://georgiatech.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0ja57
Final applicant(s) will be required to undergo an extensive pre-employment background check including verification of education credentials through providing “official” (non-student issued) higher education transcripts; a detailed online past performance report from at least 3-5 professional references; and verification of any other applicable credential information submitted with the application.
Job Title: Project Manager Associate
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posting Date: Feb. 28, 2019
Serving within the Research Faculty of The Institute, this position directly supports the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. Primarily this position serves within the Innovation Ecosystems department of the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2). Project Managers in this associate level role are responsible for assisting level II and senior-level project managers, and above with initiating, conducting, and reporting on projects that promote local, state, regional, national, and international economic development initiatives. This includes, but is not limited to, working with leaders/officials in public and private enterprises, non-profits, governments, and other related organizations. Project Manager Associates are expected to conduct and document research, perform assessments, and provide technical assistance that helps create an attractive business climate. Candidates in this role must be able to report measurable outcomes, as needed, through metric reporting systems required by federal, state, municipal, and/or private sponsors.
- Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the EI2 mission and how it supports Georgia Tech in helping to maintain and improve our reputation.
- Perform project management duties as outlined in the sponsored contracts.
- Assist in the process of coaching, educating, and accelerating entrepreneurs, technology startups, and startup ecosystem members.
- Develop and deliver entrepreneurial educational programming using innovative methods. This will include content development, logistics, training, delivery and program assessment.
- Participate in conducting technology assessments, estimates, grant proposals, and report writing/editing in support of departmental goals/objectives.
- Report measurable outcomes through internal metric reporting systems.
- Contribute to the development of marketing and promotional materials design and content, including website development and maintenance (including utilizing multi-media communications tools like twitter, e-newsletters, blogs, podcasts, etc.). Manage relationships with internal and external media and communications representatives.
- Provide input to the project planning process.
- Contribute, on a limited basis (at a level I), to the development of business proposals.
- Participate in professional development activities (self-study and/or formal classes) as appropriate for the position.
- Participate in identifying, cultivating, and building strategic partnerships that align with Georgia Tech’s multidisciplinary research, education, and outreach priorities.
- Perform organizational administrative tasks, and other related duties, as assigned.
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related/relevant field e.g., engineering, science, technology or business administration.
- Work Experience: One to three years of job-related experience (or equivalent combination of education and work experience).
- Skills: Professional level command (fluent) in both Spanish and English languages, both written and verbal communications, and basic skills in the use of specialty marketing and educational tools. This job requires professional level knowledge and skill in the application of data collection, research and analysis, and the development of related conclusions and recommendations. Applicants for this position must be highly organized and also possess fundamental abilities in report writing, problem-solving, and presenting data/information to groups. Marketing and negotiation skills are necessary. Experience with or an aptitude to learn related computer applications also required.
- Travel required, including potentially considerable international travel.
- Preferred Education: Master’s Degree in a related/relevant field e.g., engineering, science, technology or business administration.
- Preferred Work Experience: Five years of job-related work experience. A functional familiarity with university-based commercialization and entrepreneurship.
- Preferred Skills: Advanced skills in the use of specialty marketing and educational tools.
- Preferred certifications include: Experience in Lean LaunchPad methodology, NSF I-Corp programming, and training.
- Preferred applicant backgrounds include: Extensive experience in consultative service delivery and/or prior experience working in a higher education environment.
For more information or to apply, please visit: https://apps.itos.uga.edu/ach/position/42218