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The Oklahoma City Innovation District (OKCID), seeks a President & CEO (CEO) to lead and grow a newly formed enterprise.  This is a newly created position.

Company Description

The OKCID represents a concentrated hub of the region’s innovation assets that offers the potential to spur economic growth and civic vitality where innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, and placemaking intersect.  OKCID’s stakeholders engaged the expertise of the Brookings and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) to help them understand the area’s distinctive strengths and identify missed opportunities in ways that advance the district’s innovation ecosystem and improve the competitive position of the region.  To learn more, please see the full report at


Reporting to the OKCID Board of Directors (under formation), the CEO will be responsible for the strategic, financial, managerial, and operational leadership of the entire organization, including hiring and managing a senior management team and staff. They will create, identify, and lead strategies in which anchor institutions, firms, and civic leaders rally stakeholders to engage with their time, expertise, and resources to support the innovation district’s vision to create a dynamic, inclusive innovation hub.

Required Qualifications

  • Top level executive management experience.
  • Background in economic development, commercialization, entrepreneurship/venture capital, urban development, and mixed-use real estate development.
  • Experience in a top leadership role reporting to a Board of Directors.
  • A track record of success in holistic fund raising and obtaining funding and grants from state and federal governments, corporations, foundations, and the private sector.
  • An undergraduate degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Start-up expertise from management experience.
  • Graduate level education.


Please submit your resume to [email protected]  or [email protected]


Argonne National Labs is seeking an Entrepreneurial Program Lead.

Job Description

In this new position, the Entrepreneurial Program Lead for Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) plays a key role in the success and future growth of CRI, working with the innovators and their host scientists on a day-to-day basis as well as developing and implementing CRI’s programming that is focused on helping CRI’s innovators develop the necessary business skilled needed to translate their innovations toward towards market acceptance. The position also requires working with mentors and institutions in the regional innovation ecosystem, in particular with programs similar to CRI focused on entrepreneurship and startups.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in the physical sciences, material sciences or related field with a minimum of 3+ years of experience in R&D.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop productive collaborations with sponsors, senior management, other academic/scientific organizations, and the private sector
    • Proficiency in a scientific area matching those as typical for PhD or Postdoc candidates, preferred not required.
    • Understanding of the innovation system and challenges that startups face.
      Familiarity with the basic elements of programming commonly found in startup incubators & accelerators.
    • Ability in identifying, cultivating and forming relationships, within Argonne and external to Argonne.
    • Ability to appropriately communicate sensitive information and to judge how and with whom this information should be shared.
    • Ability and willingness to share credit for successes and encourage the integration of others’ ideas and proposals.
    • Knowledge of the structure and function of the US national laboratories and the Department of Energy.
    • Knowledge of the process for planning and performing research, and the administration of complex scientific programs.
    • Skill in the analysis and assessment of technical issues, programs, and policies, and the written and oral communication of ideas, concepts, technical results and aspirations.
    • Familiarity with responding to calls for proposals like SBIRs and other solicitations that support small businesses.
  • Experience with (in at least one of the following areas):
    • Development of energy technologies and maturing them towards commercial applications
    • Energy-related manufacturing science & engineering.
    • Industry, understanding how market needs drive product innovation in an industrial setting
    • Knowledge of research areas in the Argonne portfolio, preferred.
      Startups, as either a member of the founding team or as an early employee.
    • University-based incubators and similar innovation centers & hubs in the Chicago region and/or nationally.
    • Academic, government, and industrial partners or potential partners as their missions and work relates to Argonne technology research strengths.
    • Interacting with private industry and/or federal sponsors in the basic and applied science space.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in either the public, private and/or startup sector
  • Education background reflecting those that have obtained a PhD.
  • Familiarity with the investment community in the Chicago region and nationally.
  • Ability to expand and develop further a robust network of mentors & advisors for energy-related startups.
  • Familiarity with the specific challenges faced by hardware-based energy startups in the context of raising funds from private sources to drive both business development and technical development for both commercial success and a successful exit for investors.


To apply please use the following link:

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Associate Vice President, Tech Parks Arizona, University of Arizona

and President, Campus Research Corporation

Please see attached document for full job description and background information:

U Az Tech Parks AVP – Job Description Final


Executive Director position is open for a business incubation and accelerator firm in Wichita, Kansas.

Job Description

The Executive Director is responsible for creating and maintaining a business incubation system that provides value-added services for the creation, development and growth of new business.

The Executive Director position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience as well as incentive pay, equity participation and applicable benefits.


Include but are not limited to:

  • Development of company selection criteria, programming content, and business assistance resources.
  • Marketing the program to local entrepreneurs, companies, associations, and other service providers to identify prospective clients.
  • Identifying and securing necessary facilities and financial resources for long-term sustainability of the organization.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position at comparable accelerator/incubator forms preferably from program concept to successful operations.
  • Technical/scientific background or experience.
  • Previous entrepreneurial experience including start-up, market validation, fund raising, and operations.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment and/or public-private partnerships.
  • Independent thinker with proven leadership skills.


Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to [email protected]


East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, located in the Pocono Mountains, is currently seeking an Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Coordinator.

Req # 1946

Job Description

Department: Economic Development and Entrepreneurship

Type of Position: Temporary Full Time – Contract will be issued for a two year appointment with continuation based on funding.


  • Warrior LaunchPad, manage the student business incubator, recruit and mentor students
  • Co-working and designated desk space: manage and coordinate daily operations and recruit participants
  • Student Entrepreneurship Club: serve as Club Advisor
  • Entrepreneurial Workshop Series: Design, implement and assess entrepreneurial and business support programs/workshops and benchmark best practices in entrepreneurship
  • State System of Higher Education Student Business Plan Competition: recruit, market, and mentor students and assure compliance with competition guidelines
  • Increase campus wide engagement in entrepreneurial activities through presentations, workshops, etc.
  • Marketing: ELC and Business Accelerator programs to stakeholders including students, faculty, and community/business/legislative partners
  • Social Media: create and coordinate social media and content marketing strategies in collaboration with University Relations
  • CRM database: Manage the database for the Entrepreneurial Leadership Center and Business Accelerator and establish trackable metrics to assure advancement and sustainability
  • Manage student internships and externships related to the entrepreneurship programs.
  • Research and write grants, contracts, and proposals
  • Prepare reports as required for funders, business partners, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum two years of demonstrated experience in the area of entrepreneurship, marketing and working with start-up companies.
  • Demonstrate strong communication/presentation skills in addition to experience in lean startup methodology, and business model canvas.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced deadline driven environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups including students, faculty, businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • Valid driver’s license required.


For more information visit: 

 Delaware Innovation Space/University of Delaware

Director, Business Accelerator & New Client Development

DEADLINE:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED – applications will be reviewed immediately


The Director – Business Accelerator & New Client Development – Delaware Innovation Space will be the key leader for driving the on-going development of our science-based business accelerator and related business building programs and competitions.


    • Provide leadership and be responsible for all aspects of the program offering for our business accelerator with related start-up business building programs and competitions as part of the Delaware Innovation Space.
    • Provide leadership for the cultivation of new clients and the overall management of the client pipeline for the Delaware Innovation Space including providing leadership for marketing and external engagement strategies.
    • Be a strong team member of the Delaware Innovation Space Leadership Team and work collaboratively across the organization to enable all goals to be met or exceeded.
    • Stay in strong sync with the needs of current and future clients of Delaware Innovation Space and partner with other organizations to deliver first in class science based business accelerator programs in both modules or immersion experiences.
    • Actively and routinely collaborate with current clients of Delaware Innovation Space and assist them in removing obstacles and providing creative counsel to accelerate their business results.
    • Represent Delaware Innovation Space in public forums and conferences.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a science and engineering or related field and at least seven years of relevant experience in business development, startup companies, program development & execution or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA or other higher education experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong passion and drive for being part of an entrepreneurial community and new venture.
  • Experience in a leadership position as part of a science based start-up company. Preference for individuals with experience raising and structuring early stage capital and investment rounds, company formation and incorporation, and governance and leadership of early stage startup companies.
  • Ability to be highly flexible in scope of their role and tactics associated with the role.  A strong player/coach.  A person who is willing to get the job done with strong focus on core values such as safety, valuing people, strong ethics, respect for the environment, and a value and drive for a diverse workplace.
  • Evidence of leadership and experience in initiation, development, and delivery of business acceleration programs.
  • Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment.
  • Ability to effectively represent the Delaware Innovation Space within the research and business community across the United States and potentially overseas.
  • Knowledge of the University of Delaware, DuPont, and experience with the broader entrepreneurial and business accelerator landscape across the United States.
  • Ability to plan and evaluate programs. Program planning and implementation skills.
  • Ability to develop financial plans and manage resources.
  • Strong strategic planning skills with ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to conceive, develop and deliver presentations and training sessions.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

For more information or to apply visit: 

The University of Toledo is looking for a Director for the University of Toledo LaunchPad Incubation.

The University of Toledo is seeking a person responsible for providing leadership to UT’s technology incubation programs and directing UT technology incubators including the Nitschke Commercialization Complex, the Lab Incubator Facility, and any incubation space in the Research & Technology Complex 1 facility. The position is to advance the incubation program at the national level and assist incubating companies to establish connections with UT assets and move toward graduation and sustainability, preferably in the Toledo region. The position is responsible in seeking external funding to support the incubation program and supervising a system to collect revenue from incubating tenants and other activities to support the program. The position also requires engagement with community leaders in the area of economic development to promote UT’s incubation programs and raise the profile of UT as the leader in incubation in Northwest Ohio. The Director will serve as the UT lead for the state’s Entrepreneurial Service Provider grant and as the PI on other grants and contracts that support the mission of UT technology incubation. The Director will also represent UT with other regional and statewide economic development organizations including the Northern Ohio Regional Economic Development and the Regional Growth Partnership.

The desired candidate will have:


  • BA required with advanced degree in discipline relating to business development, finance, economic development preferred
  • Must have 3 years of experience in economic development or small business development and entrepreneurship
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of venture and other sources of funding to support small business growth
  • Preferred experience as a PI on federal or state grants or contracts
  • Experience organizing and promoting events

Communication and other skills:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to serve as moderator or speaker at events to support UT LaunchPad incubation
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner
  • Ability to organize presentations and write grant proposals

For more information or to apply visit:


Missouri State University is looking for a Director, Business Incubator.

The Director, Business Incubator is responsible for coordinating the activities of the University’s business incubator by working collaboratively with incubator tenants and clients, the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), the Management Development Institute (MDI), and Springfield Innovation, Inc., business service providers, economic development entities, and the business community. The Director, Business Incubator writes and administers grants and oversees and facilitates the operation of the business incubator by coordinating services and developing and providing business development assistance to incubator tenants and clients.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is required; a Master’s degree in Business Administration or a related field is preferred.

Experience: At least five years of business development or business counseling experience is required.

Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, knowledge of business management principles, budget formulation and financial management, property management and leasing, and computer literacy are required. The ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituents and organizations is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Other: The scope of the position requires evening and occasional weekend work. Occasional overnight, out-of-town travel is required. Must be able to lift and transport materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

For more information or to apply visit:


TechGROWTH Ohio Business Development Associate (Grant Funded)

Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Ohio University, Athens, OH

The Business Development Associate is an integral part of the TGO team. The position will assist teams of Executives- and Entrepreneurs-in Residence, will support all aspects of business and venture development assistance and analysis, and will help develop new opportunities for investment consideration. The position will work collaboratively with an internal TGO team of professionals to coordinate entrepreneurial outreach and community engagement across the SE Ohio ESP region in collaboration with TGO’s partners and collaborators and will serve as the first point of contact for entrepreneurs within the SE Ohio ESP region to review and source deal flow for the TGO executive team. This position will: assist in the assessment of new startup opportunities, including evaluation of technology and business opportunities; assist in the research and development of customer and market assessments financial models and projections; assist with competitive analyses and go-to-market strategies in collaboration with EIR teams; assist in the coordination of EIR teams to facilitate client business development and commercialization; manage team deliverables and timelines; assist in coordination of client/team activities and meetings; conduct regional outreach and engagement throughout the 20 county TGO footprint; manage and track inquiries and status; develop, coordinate and participate in regional events; assist with reporting and marketing activities; and other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or marketing preferred – science related fields also considered or a similar field is required AND 3-5 years of work experience in any field.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, the ability to travel and the ability to work nights and/or weekends as needed to fulfill job duties.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in business, accounting, finance or marketing preferred – science related field also considered or a similar field AND more than 3-5 years of work experience in any field.
  • Prior experience a business development practitioner

This position is based at Ohio University’s Athens campus.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a grant funded position and is available immediately after the search.

For a complete job description and to apply for the position please visit:

Position will remain opened until filled; apply by September 30, 2018 for full consideration.

Ohio University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer


Position Description

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering at North Dakota State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with expertise in engineering entrepreneurship and innovation.

Successful applicants must have a B.S. and an earned Ph.D. in an engineering discipline, and a record of accomplishment that demonstrates outstanding abilities or potential in the following skills: oral and written communication, undergraduate/graduate teaching and course development, research and grantsmanship, publication of scholarly activities in peer reviewed journals, academic and professional advising, and work-place cooperation. Duties include developing an externally funded research program, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, student advising, and service to the university and profession.

Minimum qualifications for a successful candidate include:

  • B.S. and an earned Ph.D. in an engineering discipline.
  • A record of accomplishment that demonstrates outstanding abilities or potential in undergraduate/graduate teaching and course development.
  • A record of accomplishment that demonstrates outstanding abilities or potential in research and grantsmanship.
  • A record of accomplishment that demonstrates outstanding abilities or potential in publication of scholarly activities in peer reviewed journals, academic and professional advising.
  • A record of accomplishments that demonstrates outstanding abilities or potential in work place cooperation.
  • Expertise in engineering entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Ability to develop an externally funded research program.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred qualifications for a successful candidate include:

  • Experience engaging with start-up companies, consulting, and/or existing businesses.
  • Experience with technology transfer, commercialization of research, and/or new product development.
  • Experience developing and teaching courses in entrepreneurship and innovation as part of an engineering curriculum.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop collaborations with the College of Business and the Research and Technology Park to enhance the institution’s growing program in entrepreneurship and innovation education and outreach.

The faculty appointment will be made in one of the college’s departments that most closely aligns with the candidate’s basic engineering discipline. The College of Engineering at NDSU offers programs in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management, Manufacturing Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Application packages should include a letter of transmittal addressing the above skills, a detailed current curriculum vita, statement of scholarly interests and research plans, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and names and contact information for at least three references. All application materials must be submitted electronically to North Dakota State University’s Human Resource Office at Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

NDSU is located in Fargo, rated as one of the best places to live and for family. Fargo, also known as “North of Normal”, has an active business and entrepreneurial community, and was ranked the No. 1 in the 2014 Best Small Places for Business and Careers by Forbes, the Best-performing Small City of 2014 and 2015 by the Milken Institute, and the No. 1 Best Small College Town by the USA Today in 2016. Please check the link to know more about Fargo. The state of North Dakota was also ranked in the top five states for highest startup activity, according to the 2015 Kauffman Index. Such high entrepreneurial activities in the state of North Dakota and a vibrant business and entrepreneurial community in Fargo present an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurship program at NDSU.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. NDSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The search is being conducted in compliance with North Dakota Open Records laws.


Executive Director, Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Case Western Reserve University invites inquiries, nominations and applications for the position of Executive Director of the Veal Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

The Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship serves as Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) epicenter for the development, leadership and guidance of a wide range of academic programs, co-curricular programming and events to promote and support entrepreneurship among the university’s faculty, staff, students, alumni as well as members of the local community. Leading the Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will be an Executive Director reporting to the university’s Provost and Executive Vice President. The Executive Director will assemble and manage cross-disciplinary academic and staff teams to leverage existing and create future programs and services focused on growing entrepreneurship among the university’s constituencies. In addition, the Executive Director will work closely with the Sears think[box] Executive Director and team to advance the Innovation and Entrepreneurship mission of Sears think[box].

The Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will bring together members of the university community, business community, health care industry, applied science fields, among others, and foster partnerships with internal and external stakeholders. These include other universities, regional, national and international innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems and local and national and industrial design and manufacturing companies.

The Executive Director of the Veale Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship will be a recognized leader and an entrepreneur with a commitment to excellence and to sharing their expertise and experiences with others, specifically CWRU students in their own start-up aspirations. The Executive Director will have experience building and growing teams, leveraging resources, and successfully impacting the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, both locally and nationally. The successful candidate will be a visionary and strategic thought leader who will have proven experience and broad knowledge of the innovation ecosystem as it relates to idea generation, early and late stage investments, legal matters, business incubation, etc. The ideal candidate will be a serial entrepreneur, possess an innovative spirit, and be able to work with a variety of constituencies within a complex research university environment, as well as external audiences.

Candidates who have an earned doctorate, or terminal degree, with uniquely transferable experience are preferred.

Nominations and expressions of interest will continue to be received until a list of candidates is put forward for final consideration.

Applications and nominations may be sent to:
[email protected]

Paul Chou, Co-Managing Director, and Victoria Antolini, Senior Associate
Global Education Practice, Korn Ferry, Philadelphia, PA

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216.368.8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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