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POSITION: The Director – Business Accelerator & New Client Development for Delaware Innovation Space

DEADLINE: Open until Filled

Location: DISI- Experimental Station

The Director – Business Accelerator & New Client Development for Delaware Innovation Space will be the key leader for driving the development and launch of a new science-based business accelerator program and related business building programs and competitions. The Director will be seconded from the University of Delaware to DISI and be on the leadership team of the Delaware Innovation Space and will receive day to day and overall strategic guidance from the CEO/President of DISI as part of that organization as well as administratively from the Research Office for UD specific matters.

The incumbent is 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.


  • Provide leadership and be responsible for all aspects of the program offering for a new business accelerator with related 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
  • Be a strong team member of the Delaware Innovation Space team and work collaboratively across sectors and responsibilities including contributions to operational aspects and well as the business development and cultivation of new clients
  • Stay in strong sync with the needs of current and future clients of Delaware Innovation Space and partner with other organizations to deliver a first in class science based business accelerator program(s) in both compact modules or immersion experiences as well as programmatic efforts run across the year and beyond
  • Provide leadership for overall marketing strategy and work collaboratively with Manager of Client Experience to develop marketing collateral for the Delaware Innovation Space
  • Represent Delaware Innovation Space in public forums and conferences
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the CEO of the Delaware Innovation Space


  • Bachelor’s degree in a science and engineering or related field and at least seven years of relevant experience in business development, marketing, startup companies, program development & execution or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred
  • Strong passion and drive for being part of an entrepreneurial community and new venture.
  • Ability to be highly flexible in scope of their role and tactics associated with the role
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ability to create marketing collateral and other elements of marketing material including webpage and social media content development
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Ability to conceive, develop and deliver presentations and training sessions
  • Knowledge of the University of Delaware, DuPont, and experience with the broader entrepreneurial and business accelerator landscape across the United States preferred
  • Strong network of position relevant contacts across the United States, including a strong network with entrepreneurs and key entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders in Mid-Atlantic region.

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POSITION: The Director of Business Operations for Delaware Innovation Space

DEADLINE: Open until Filled

LOCATION: DISI- Experimental Station

The Director of Business Operations for Delaware Innovation Space will be the key leader for the business operations and overall business systems development and execution for the Delaware Innovation Space. The Director will be seconded from the University of Delaware to DISI and be on the leadership team of the Delaware Innovation Space and will receive day to day and overall strategic guidance from the CEO/President of DISI as part of that organization as well as administratively from the Research Office for UD specific matters.

The incumbent is 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.


  • Provide leadership and be responsible for all financial, procurement, accounting, and budgeting matters for the Delaware Innovation Space. Support the Treasurer and President/CEO in execution of their fiduciary responsibilities.
  • Provide leadership and be responsible for overseeing the overall business systems and their development and improvement for the Delaware Innovation Space
  • Work in collaboration with foundational partners of UD, State of Delaware, and DuPont in support of on-going business operations of the Delaware Innovation Space.
  • Be a strong team member of the Delaware Innovation Space Leadership Team and work collaboratively across sectors and responsibilities including contributions to operational aspects and the overall client experience at the Delaware Innovation Space.
  • Work collaboratively with external legal counsel on DISI contract and manage relationships with key vendors and clients of the DISI.
  • Drive the accounts receivables and payment process including client invoicing and bill management.
  • Develop and manage networks of personnel/consultants to create and manage an a la carte menu of choices for DISI clients and enable effective engagements.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by the CEO of the Delaware Innovation Space


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least six years of relevant experience in business operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA preferred.
  • Strong passion and drive for being part of an entrepreneurial community and new venture.
  • Ability to be highly flexible in scope of their role and tactics associated with the role.
  • Proven experience in financial matters especially in a small to medium business enterprise where one would manage all aspects of finance from invoicing to bill payment to budgeting and financial forecasting.
  • Commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce and work environment.
  • Strong passion and expertise in building and maintaining sustainable business operation systems
  • Strong network in the finance and business operations community and in the Delaware landscape.
  • Strong ability to use and develop financial tools and planning processes.  Adept at financial modeling, proforma financial statements, budgeting, online cash management, online invoicing and bill payment.
  • Strong strategic planning skills with ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Detail oriented but able to see the forest as well as the trees

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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.  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


  • Top level executive management experience – preferably with some start-up expertise.
  • 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. Graduate level education preferred.

Responsibilities: 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. S/he 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.

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


   Argonne National Labs seeking an Entrepreneurial Program Lead

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.

Position Requirements

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 (preferred in 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.


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.


Master’s degree in the physical sciences, material sciences or related field with a minimum of 3+ years of experience in R&D, preferable in either the public, private and/or startup sector.

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. 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.

Key responsibilities 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.
• Managing and expanding a network of business, technical and financial consultants and resources required by budding entrepreneurs.
• Identifying and securing necessary facilities and financial resources for long-term sustainability of the organization.

The successful candidate will possess the following requirements:

• Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position at comparable accelerator/incubator firms 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.

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

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

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.

Job Summary:

The Entrepreneurial Leadership Center Coordinator will be responsible for:

·        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, 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree. Minimum two years of demonstrated experience in the area of entrepreneurship, marketing and working with start-up companies. The successful candidate will 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.

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Director of Business Incubator Programs
Office of Economic and Regional Development
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position/Rank: Director, term, in Office of Economic and Regional Development at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in business administration, workforce education, or related field
Seven years of experience in small business development, entrepreneurship education, business ownership/management, and/or enterprise development
Proven experience developing, writing, and editing business plans; strong writing skills

Preferred Qualifications: Experience and/or training related to small business incubation, the development of seed funding, angel investors and venture capital is preferred. Experience in securing financing for start-up companies and expansions will be given strong preference. Experience in grant writing and grants administration also preferred. Preference given to individuals with experience related to business incubation programs, technology entrepreneurship, and/or business facilities management.

Responsibilities: The director will provide leadership critical to developing the small business incubator programs within SIU Research Park as part of the Office of Economic and Regional Development. As part of this position, assisting client/tenants with various aspects of their businesses (financing, operations, management) will be critical for a successful program. The director will also be responsible for operation of the facilities within SIU Research Park.

Effective Date of Employment: August 1, 2018

Application Deadline: July 16, 2018, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Submit a letter of application, current resume, and three professional references to:

Search Committee Chairperson
Office of Economic and Regional Development, Mail Code 6891
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1740 Innovation Drive, Suite 103
Carbondale, IL 62903

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of  individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed  and encouraged and will receive consideration

The Kentucky SBDC State Director is a full-time position and is responsible for the implementation and execution of the Kentucky SBDC network vision and strategy. The State Director directs and monitors the program activities and financial affairs of the statewide SBDC network and is responsible for all state and federal funding and programmatic compliance issues. The State Director must provide innovative leadership, creative strategies and oversee programmatic implementation at the highest levels of integrity and excellence. The State Director will be responsible for increasing all monetary and non-monetary resources in support of the statewide network.

The State Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Centers provides strategic leadership and management of the network. The State Director is responsible for establishing strategic priorities; securing annual funding to sustain the program; cultivating relationships with stakeholders and partners; fulfilling grant obligations; maximizing financial resources; setting expectations and policies to achieve performance results; internal and external communications; managing staff; and building a culture of inclusiveness, teamwork, transparency, ethics, accountability and high performance.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Creation and fulfillment of the Kentucky SBDC network strategic plan.
• Overall planning, direction and results of the Kentucky SBDC network, ensuring that
plans are tied to the execution and implementation of the SBDC concept and vision on a statewide basis.
• Aligning the SBDC principles with federal regulations and national accreditation criteria.
• Assuring SBDC compliance with applicable laws, regulations, OMB circulars and Executive Orders; and negotiating and implementing the annual Cooperative Agreement with the SBA.
• Developing and managing the SBDC Lead Center annual budget, and coordinating the approval of regional center annual budgets and work plans.
• Supervising Lead Center staff.
• Developing, executing and maintaining a professional development plan for network staff.
• Managing regional centers in order to achieve the goals of the SBDC.
• Managing statewide staffing resources to carry out the SBDC mission.
• Enabling staff performance excellence within the network.
• Serving as the program liaison with the national Association of SBDCs, and SBA national, regional and district offices.
• Serving as the chief spokesperson for the SBDC network.
• Championing the roll-out and on-going promotion of the SBDC brand in cooperation with the UK College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK), and Cooperative Extension.
• Establishing strong relationships with funding partners including the SBA, state and local governmental entities, regional hosts, and private sector supporters to ensure that national, state, and local needs are addressed.
• Developing and maintaining close working relationships with statewide small business and professional organizations, universities, incubators and tech parks, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Kentucky Association for Economic Development, local and regional chambers of commerce, and other organizations serving small businesses.
• Developing opportunities to promote student involvement (internships, class projects, etc.) and research opportunities through SBDC engagement.

Critical Thinking
Grant Writing
Grant Administration
Problem Solving
Attention to details and deadlines Proficiency in common productivity software

Performance Management
Public Policy Engagement
Financial Management
Staff Development
Commitment to Diversity
Economic & Entrepreneurship Development

Applicants must possess a Master’s degree in business or a related discipline from an accredited college or university; eight (8) years of relevant management experience; skills, competencies and experience to fulfill the position responsibilities; and a valid driver’s license and the willingness to travel (approximately 1 full week/month). Note that the position requires relatively frequent work outside of standard working hours.

Position contingent upon renewed funding. Competitive salary based on experience.

Benefits: UK offers an excellent benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription coverage, vision care, life insurance, health care/dependent care pre-tax expense account, retirement plan with matching, tuition assistance benefits for employees and family, paid holidays, vacation and more.

Applications MUST BE MADE through the University of Kentucky HR website Any other submissions will NOT be accepted. The University of Kentucky is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Application Deadline: July 23
Screening Interviews: July 31
On-Campus Interviews: August 9-10
Start Date: August 27

ATDC Director

Summary: This position primarily provides direction and leadership for the Atlanta-based Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC). As part of the Georgia Institute of Technology, ATDC is one of the largest and most successful university-affiliated technology incubators in the United States. The primary mission of ATDC is to help Georgia entrepreneurs succeed in the creation of scalable disruptive technology startups. ATDC has graduated more than 170 startup companies. These companies have raised over $3 billion in investment financing and have generating more than $12 billion in revenue in the state of Georgia.

Position Description: The successful candidate will leverage a track record of attracting and developing startups within the larger context the Georgia startup ecosystem. The Director will lead Georgia Tech’s overall outreach services for technology entrepreneurship and will represent ATDC to internal and external stakeholders. These stakeholders include, but are not limited to, founders, investors, VCs, and technology community leaders. Incumbent in this role will serve to promote strong connections between Georgia Tech and the Georgia entrepreneurial community. This position reports directly to the Vice President of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Tech’s Economic Development and Business Outreach Organization. To learn more, visit and

Major Responsibilities:
• Lead overall Georgia Tech strategy for startup service programs and identify new program opportunities.
• Manage ATDC incubator facilities, unit staff, and associated budget.
• Promote and market ATDC services and capabilities to external audiences. Identify, cultivate, and solicit support for ATDC efforts.
• Collaborate with Georgia Tech internal and external partners to grow startup ecosystems in Atlanta and other cities around the state of Georgia.
• Develop sponsorship opportunities from corporate, alumni, foundation, and other relationships.
• Represent ATDC on Georgia Tech departmental senior management team and lead periodic advisory council meetings.
• Lead ATDC entrepreneurial education programs.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:
• Education: Bachelors degree in Engineering, Business, Technology, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related/relevant field.
• Work Experience: 8-10 years job-related experience (or equivalent combination of education and work experience).
• Skills: Ability to develop and support startups that contribute to expansion of a technology community. A strong aptitude for incorporating entrepreneurship into university education. Ability to lead a public service mission in support of a technology community. Skills in analytics, business planning, finance, team development, private-sector startup management, fundraising, non-profit environment administration, and interpersonal communications.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Preferred Education: Masters Degree in related/relevant field.
• Preferred Skills/Work Experience: 15 (or more) years job-related experience including a background working in higher education. Market analysis, marketing/sales, product development, and operations.

To Apply Submit Application Materials at:

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.

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