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Program & Curriculum Coordinator, The Hatchery Chicago

The Hatchery is a non-profit startup incubator that helps food & beverage entrepreneurs grow their businesses. It is a one-stop-shop aiming to solve three major challenges in the industry: access to production space, financing, and resources. The Hatchery is housed in one of the largest food & beverage incubators in the US and is among the first to be built from the ground up.

We are looking for a highly organized and creative individual who is passionate about the food & beverage industry as well as education. You will have the exciting opportunity to help us build out programming designed to support local entrepreneurs. This role includes content creation, coordinating workshops, seminars, and classes, providing member support, and outreach to industry experts. The role also includes responding to inbound requests about The Hatchery and overseeing communications with Hatchery Members.

This is a highly creative role that involves engaging entrepreneurs, partners, and community residents. We are looking for someone who is a great culture fit with strong communication skills and enjoys working in a dynamic, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment. Ability to grow within the organization over time.


Programming and Other Hatchery Events

  • Build upon a robust and clear plan for The Hatchery’s curriculum
  • Create new content
  • Coordinate and manage Hatchery events, including seminars, workshops, classes, and networking events
  • Coordinate and manage coaching sessions between industry experts and entrepreneurs
  • Manage evaluations and extract lessons learned to continuously improve offerings
  • Research trends and insights to help develop new, relevant programming content
  • Connect with industry experts to speak at events and courses
  • Develop and implement new curriculum strategies
  • Market and promote classes and workshops to the community
  • Order necessary supplies for events

Member Relations

  • Answer all inquiries around programming and membership
  • Develop newsletters and marketing materials for programming and member events
  • Track and record data
  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, and forms
  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures
  • Submit and reconcile expense reports
  • Maintain contact lists


  • Proven experience as an instructor, event coordinator, planner, and/or PR
  • High energy
  • Comfort with public speaking and presenting
  • Strong PowerPoint skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in particular)
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multitask efficiently
  • Passionate about food and helping create sustainable economic growth in local communities
  • Tech-savvy, comfortable using different and new kinds of technology
  • College degree
  • Experience in the food and/or education industry a bonus
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and WordPress a plus

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Subject heading should read: “Application: Hatchery Program & Curriculum Coordinator”

Full-time position

Salary: $43,000-$48,000 plus benefits

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.

Major Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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 Qualifications:

  • 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:



Job Title: CONNECT Associate Director

Location: USF Tampa

Position Details

Dept Number/Name: 0-7905-000 / USF Technology Incubator

College Division: Research-VP

Salary Plan: Administrative

Job Code/Title: 9547 / Associate Director

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: $85,000 – $110,000

Position Number: 00027622

ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY: The University of South Florida supports economic development in the Tampa Bay region and the State of Florida with cutting-edge programs that brings together the strengths of the USF System, the Tampa Bay region, and the State of Florida, providing a critical interface that stimulates high-tech and biotech industries and creates jobs. The Office of Research & Innovation oversees USF’s Innovation Enterprise comprised of the USF Research Park of Tampa Bay, Technology Transfer, USF Connect, and the Incubation Program, which includes the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator (TBTI) and Student Innovation Incubator (SII), and collectively, has a $395 million dollar a year impact on the economy of the Tampa metropolitan area and the state of Florida according to a recent external economic impact study.

Technology Transfer, USF Connect, and the Incubation Program are led by the Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation, who is a direct report to the Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation. The Associate Director for Innovation & Incubation is a direct report to the Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a record of strong leadership capabilities in economic development and incubation at the local, state, and national levels, preferably as an employee of a higher education institution, and a successful record of coordinating activities and programs with personnel responsible for economic development, technology transfer, workforce development, entrepreneurship, business incubation, and community outreach. Candidates should have experience managing or working with grants and economic development funding programs. Knowledge of technology business incubator best practices and structure, as well as economic development metrics collection, reporting, and analysis is important. Successful grant writing and grant administration experience is highly desirable.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Director reports to the Associate Vice President for Research & Innovation. The responsibilities of the Associate Director include community and industry engagement in concert with local, regional, national, and global economic; development of programs and activities associated with incubation programs. The Associate Director will establish an agenda and implementation strategy for incubation and serve as one of the University’s points-of-contact to facilitate communication and coordination with such community organizations as chambers of commerce, Enterprise Florida, the Tampa Bay Partnership, and the Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation to attract new business and industry to the Tampa Bay area and the USF Research Park, in particular. The Associate Director provides momentum for developing and strengthening partnerships with business and industry that have significant impact on the University, the local community, and the State of Florida.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Directs the Innovation & Incubation Program (USF CONNECT, Tampa Bay Technology Incubator and student incubator); tracks and reports program metrics; program budget responsibility; prepares reports for funding; and builds collaborations with the USF System and community to assist TBTI companies and build relationships.

Leads incubation program in support of assisting and developing incubator companies. Coordinates Executive and Entrepreneurs in Residence program, mentors and coaches TBTI companies; evaluates program based on incubation industry best practices and develops strategy and solutions for program development and expansion; and recruits and directs the activities of associated advisory groups.

Works collaboratively with community partners, funding organizations and the university to assist with the assessment of the community needs. Leads efforts for the recruitment of clients for the Tampa Bay Technology Incubator.

Travels to deliver client services, conduct presentations, and for other purposes as required to support the program. Develops business and research relationships that help to identify and support expanded career opportunities in the local, state, national, and International economies. Expands USF’s local, state, national, and international business relationships in international areas where the university presently operates.

Performs other duties as required to meet the overall mission, goals, and objectives of the program and build public-private partnerships.


MINIMUM: This position requires a master’s degree or higher and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in technology and business incubation, or a bachelor’s degree and five years of progressively responsible technology and business incubation experience. Candidates should have a strong understanding of local and state laws, policies, business incentives, and opportunities that impact economic development.

PREFERRED: The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a record of strong leadership capabilities in economic development and incubation at the local, state, and national levels, preferably as an employee of a higher education institution, and a successful record of coordinating activities and programs with personnel responsible for economic development, technology transfer, workforce development, entrepreneurship, business incubation, and community outreach. Candidates should have experience managing or working with grants and economic development funding programs. Knowledge of technology business incubator best practices and structure, as well as economic development metrics collection, reporting, and analysis is important. Successful grant writing and grant administration experience is highly desirable.

USF Tampa Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 18704

Posting Date: 10/15/2018

Posting End Date: 10/29/2018

How To Apply: Click on the Apply Now button. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume. Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. Click here for additional tutorial information.

Equal Employment Opportunity: USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.


Organization: Medical Center of the Americas Foundation (MCA Foundation)
Location: El Paso, Texas
Job Title: Director of Accelerator Programs
Posted: December 21, 2018

About MCA: The MCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization tasked with developing and
growing an innovation ecosystem for the Paso del Norte region’s healthcare and biomedical industries.
Our key initiatives include: startup incubation and acceleration through the MCA Innovation Center,
recipient of a 2018 U.S. Economic Development Administration i6 Challenge Award; development of a
biomedical campus in El Paso; promotion of a regional biomedical industry cluster group; workforce
development for the regional biomedical industry; and strengthening clinical trials infrastructure.

MCA Innovation Center offers two levels of entrepreneurial programming – the Innovator Program and
the Startup Development Program:

  • The Innovator Program is designed to help innovators assess the competitive landscape around
    their technologies under development, research their markets to develop products and services
    that are a strong fit, and develop business models to understand the requirements of a new
    enterprise that will pursue the commercialization of their technologies.
  • The Startup Development program is designed to provide training and assistance to newly
    created tech companies in order to create comprehensive business plans and pitch decks, while
    receiving support with business operations, scaling, and fundraising. Companies receive access
    to mentors, professional services providers, manufacturing partners, investor introductions, and
    opportunities to pitch to investors at Demo Day events.

Participants in both programs (approximately 60% healthcare; more medical device and software than
pharma) receive access to shared workspace, lab space, shared lab equipment, and amenities in the
Cardwell Collaborative, a 60,000 sq. ft. facility located on the Medical Center of the Americas campus at
5130 Gateway Blvd. East, El Paso, TX 79905. The Cardwell Collaborative houses the Medical Center of
the Americas Foundation, MCA Innovation Center, and 20,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art wet labs, dry
labs, shared lab equipment, private offices, open workspaces and conference rooms.

Work collaboratively with the Senior Director of Innovation, MCA President, and the MCA Innovation
Center team to provide exceptional innovation ecosystem building, business consulting services and
accelerator programming to technology-based startup companies and small businesses, with a focus on
healthcare and life sciences. The Director of Business Acceleration will:

  • Promote MCA Innovation Center programs and events to startup companies and entrepreneurs.
  • Co-develop and co-deliver weekly programming (Thursday evenings from October through
  • Work with regional universities to grow their translational research programs.
  • Provide consulting to program participants and Cardwell Collaborative tenants to support due
    diligence, business modeling, customer discovery, business planning, research & development,
    operations, fundraising, and customer development.
  • Recruit angel investors to MCA Innovation Center network and improve access to venture
  • Recruit professional services providers to the MCA Innovation Center Resource Network,
    consisting of local providers of legal, accounting, risk management, marketing, web-design, and
    public relations firms that may offer flexible terms to startup companies and participate in panel
    discussions at the MCA Innovation Center to share their subject matter expertise.
  • Develop, promote, and participate in periodic events to foster a regional culture of innovation.
  • Assist with MCA efforts to strengthen regional economic development partnerships with the
    public and private sectors.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve MCA Innovation Center programming to maintain position
    as preferred resource for entrepreneurial support in the region.
  • Perform in a manner which strengthens the coordination and cooperation of all organizational
    components of the MCA.
  • Perform all functions in accordance with the MCA Guiding Principles (below), MCA Governance
    requirements, MCA Policies & Procedures and with high ethical standards.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Baccalaureate in Finance or Business Administration or related topic area, advanced degree
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in tech entrepreneurship, startup management or consulting,
    preferably in a life sciences industry.
  • Must have strong business acumen and knowledge of best practices in business incubation and
    accelerator programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as an effective leader and collaborative team
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills (oral and written), as well as public presentation
  • Must be highly self-motivated, results-driven and organized.
  • Must be able to work independently within a strategic framework.
  • Must be able to handle many projects/assignments at the same time.
  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office. Experience with LivePlan and Incutrack preferred.
  • Spanish proficiency preferred.
  • May be required to travel across the US-Mexico border into Juarez, Mexico for site visits to
    universities or biomedical manufacturing plants.
  • Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse
    environmental conditions. Local travel will be frequent. Some non-local travel is required,
    possibly to other countries.

Salary and Benefits: Salary based on experience. Fringe benefits: paid time off, major medical health
insurance & dental for the employee. Employer matching contribution to 401-K.

Job Type: Full-time, salary exempt

MCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or religion. We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of
discrimination and harassment.

Materials Required:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

To apply, email the required materials to Emma Schwartz, president, at [email protected].


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]


SecondMuse Battle Creek Program Director

Location – Battle Creek, MI


We are looking for a Program Director for our Battle Creek-based SecondMuse Cities team that runs business incubation programs. This position will be responsible for leading an innovation challenge program, including initial design, project management, implementation, and client relationship. This is a full-time position based in the City of Battle Creek, MI.

The ideal candidate has an advanced degree and years of experience managing  entrepreneurial, civic, and/or innovation projects. This person should bring a proven track record designing new programs, building sustainable initiatives, and/or growing organizations. The goal is to support new businesses and grow existing ones to make Battle Creek a better place to live and work. Specific knowledge of the region, business growth methodologies and/or commercial sectors a plus.

The Opportunity

Open up and build 21st century economies in Battle Creek with us! SecondMuse has been at the vanguard of global innovation for over a decade, working with visionary cities, governments, organizations and startups to build financially meaningful and self-sustaining economic systems—what we call “lasting economies.” At the core of our economies are communities and networks, not goods and services. We successfully build economies across borders, industries and mandates because we put people first. From Brooklyn to Bali, our programs span geographies, scales and sectors. What makes us different from other accelerators or innovation agencies? Ours is not a zero-sum game. Our focus is not the next unicorn; we are building economies where everyone succeeds. We invite you to join our Battle Creek team and build with us; to leverage our learnings and approaches to build strong communities and influence local, regional and global networks; and to add your own swagger to our growing team and portfolio of programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead project design and implementation, including sourcing of participants, stakeholder engagement, and partner recruitment.
  • Facilitate programming, including educational workshops, pitch events, and other solutions.
  • Create a realistic project work plan, with input from team members. Starts the project rapidly and efficiently. Coordinates team activity to ensure that work is delivered on-time.
  • Manage the local team, envisioned as two other people, along with vendor relationships.
  • Take responsibility for overall quality, ensuring that deliverables are exceptional.
  • Track the project budget, to ensure work is completed within scope.
  • Open this new office, create solutions for business owners in the community, and improve the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Be kind and altruistic. Recognize the importance of doing high quality work while creating space to laugh along the way.

Key Skills and Capacities

  • Self-motivated and action/solution-oriented; entrepreneurial mindset is a must.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate across different sectors effectively – able to engage startup founders to funders to government to corporate partners and more.
  • Thoughtful listener with a willingness to seek and consider multiple perspectives and possible solutions.
  • Organized; developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Trustworthy and accountable to commitments.
  • Ability to identify partners that can improve the program; establish thriving relationships with them.
  • Orientation to and understanding of triple bottom line business approaches.
  • Familiarity with human-centered design principles is a plus.
  • Experience with innovation methodologies such as business accelerators, incubation, collaborative design and challenges.

Interested? Here are the Next Steps

Send your resume, one-page cover letter and one-page writing sample – all in pdf format – to [email protected] with ‘Battle Creek Program Director’ in the subject heading. Position is posted January 1, 2019. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Position is available until filled.


  • Include links to stories, social media, sites, blogs or anything you’ve written or created (that you love)

Cover Letter (one-page maximum)

  • What interests you about SecondMuse?
  • What do you bring to a team?
  • Tell us about your experience with an innovation challenge or similar types of program.

Sample Project Plan

  • Please share a sample project plan that you have created or a page describing how you would run and facilitate a codesign session.

SecondMuse is an equal opportunity employer. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

Battle Creek Community Manager

Location – Battle Creek, MI

Job Description

This opportunity is for a Community Manager to play a key role in the new Battle Creek, Michigan-based SecondMuse business improvement program. The goal is to foster sustainable local economic development and community betterment through Community Sourced Incubation initiatives. This brings to Michigan a model used in other locations, including New York State, Philadelphia, southwest Florida, Indonesia, and more.

The Community Manager will support the implementation of a portfolio of programs that create new opportunities for entrepreneurs and make Battle Creek a better place to work and live. The Community Manager will be responsible for marketing, communications and promotions for the program and for business participants. This is a full-time position based in Battle Creek, with potential for growth in the Company.

The Opportunity
SecondMuse champions and supports the growth of city ecosystems by designing and leading programs that involve workshops, events, mentorship networks, curriculum, and other efforts to build and grow impactful businesses. At the core of our community-sourced approach is a dedication to creating and fostering cohesive narratives and deep relationships throughout the ecosystem. We invite you to help build with us; leverage our proven strategies to build strong communities and influence local, regional and global networks; and add your own contribution to our growing team and portfolio of programs.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the implementation of this program with a specific focus on community engagement and relationship building.
  • Manage program communications: Twitter, Instagram, Mailchimp, Slack, Blog, strategic email and website content.
  • Support incubation and organizational events, workshops and convenings by promoting them and sharing out stories. Help lead experience design of events.
  • Head into the field to develop new relationships with stakeholders and deepen existing ones, bringing your own experience, network and universe.
  • Schedule and hold yourself accountable to monthly editorial calendars, impact tracking, and highlighting favorite moments along the journey.
  • Develop decks, case studies and communications assets for the Battle Creek team and wider SecondMuse Cities business unit.
  • Be kind and altruistic. Recognize the importance of doing high quality work while creating space to laugh along the way.

Key Skills and Capacities

  • At least five years experience in marketing, community-building, journalism, communications, organization building (or equivalent efforts where you honed your craft)
  • Interested in supporting startups, communities and economic development
  • Deep passion for helping people tell their story
  • Comfortable meeting, engaging and building relationships with new people
  • Good grammar, language and an original voice
  • Appreciation for teamwork and the consistent rhythm of feedback that’s required to do exceptional work
  • Well-organized, with attention to detail

 Interested? Here are the Next Steps

Send your resume, one-page cover letter and one-page writing sample – all in PDF format – to [email protected] with Battle Creek Community Manager in the subject heading. Position is posted January 1, 2019. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Position is available until filled.


  • Include links to stories, social media, sites, blogs or anything you’ve written or created (that you love)

Cover Letter (one-page maximum)

  • What interests you about SecondMuse?
  • What’s a story?
  • What do you bring to a team?
  • Send to [email protected] with ‘Battle Creek Community Manager’ in the subject heading.

Writing Sample (one-page maximum)

  • You’ve landed solo on Venus and, surprisingly, there’s a cluster of houses and a vibrant community. There’s also one house with your name on it. What comes next?

SecondMuse is an equal opportunity employer. Only finalist candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

About SecondMuse

SecondMuse collaborates with organizations to bring new thinking and solutions to complex issues facing humanity. We use a network-centered innovation approach to understand, identify, develop and propel key innovations to unlock transformational change.

We believe that the key to human prosperity is the coming together of diverse thinking and coordinated action to solve the really tough challenges. We create and facilitate this process. Our team builds capacity in people to think about challenges in a different way and create alternative solutions. We help facilitate this ongoing process using the principles of design thinking, curated collaboration, and open innovation, creating opportunities for change across organizations and industries.

SecondMuse is a certified B Corporation with 45+ employees from NYC to San Francisco, Washington DC to Melbourne, Australia and Bali, Indonesia. Over the past eight years, we have engaged 150,000 participants, prototyping more than 30,000 solutions including both hardware and software. We have screened more than 13,000 entrepreneurs and accelerated over 100 high-impact companies. These companies have raised over 100 million dollars and created a market value of over half a billion dollars. Our clients and partners include:  Intel, Google, Nike, eBay, IKEA, NYCEDC, NASA, USAID, UNEP, AustraliaDFAT and the World Bank.

It is a core belief at SecondMuse that diversity is necessary for strong networks to be built and sustained, and we seek to reflect that on our team as well. We are an equal opportunity employer actively seeking to build an inclusive company in service to our mission.

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

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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

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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.

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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.


Program Administrator-Entrepreneur

Off Campus Position

Non-Classified (Grant Funded)

Full-Time with Benefits

This is an administrative (non-classified) position reporting to the Vice President for Workforce and Community Development. The Entrepreneurship and Business Coaching Center Program Administrator is responsible for the development and implementation of an entrepreneurial training, coaching, and technical assistance program, modeled after a proven program being utilized in a rural area, designed to help new and/or existing entrepreneurs and small businesses with overall business plan development, strategies, support, training, mentoring, and other identified needs.

Responsibilities: Design, develop, implement, evaluate, modify, and administer a comprehensive entrepreneurial development program to spark and support new and existing entrepreneurs within the region. Implement an entrepreneurship training, coaching and technical assistance program, modeled after a proven program being utilized in a rural area; helping entrepreneurs develop business strategies and mitigate risks around the commercialization of new products, services, and/or processes; develop and implement trainings for new and existing entrepreneurs to assist them in going into businesses and adding to the skills they need to make their businesses more successful. Training activities would include, but are not limited to business financial management, marketing and software training such as Quickbooks, Facebook and other social media marketing, on-line booking and reservations, hospitality training, marketing products development, and business financial literacy; develop and conduct surveys of existing lodging providers, loan applicants, and other businesses in connection to gaps in successful business practices; develop and implement training and coaching schedule/calendar; work closely with the Hatfield McCoy Trail System Executive Director, or their designee, on all grant related activities; manage programs to support entrepreneurs: coordinating roll-out, overseeing partnerships, promoting to prospective participants, and soliciting feedback. Conduct market research and competitive analysis; identify and contact small and medium-sized businesses, assessing their needs, and proposing and delivering solutions to enhance and expand their businesses.

Requirements: A Bachelor Degree from a regionally accredited college or university and (6) years of progressive management responsibilities in either a private industry, large community, or governmental organization to include experience operating a small business. Masters Degree Preferred. Preference will be given to candidate with experience as entrepreneur, in small start-up settings, or with experience advising new businesses through the start-up process

Submit application, cover letter, resume, and transcript copies by email to [email protected]

Application review will begin on September 21. Position open until filled.


Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)

President & Chief Executive Officer


Position: President & Chief Executive Officer

Organization: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)

Located in: Tysons, VA

Reporting: Reports to Board of Directors




Founded in 1964, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) is an independent authority chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia to promote Fairfax County as one of the best business locations in the world. The FCEDA ignites regional growth by identifying and recruiting best-in-class global businesses to relocate to or expand in Fairfax County. The FCEDA helps foster an environment of innovation and entrepreneurship that drives business and job growth while partnering with local government to ensure a favorable infrastructure to help businesses thrive.
The mission of FCEDA is to promote the competitive advantages of Fairfax County and influence the growth of a diverse and innovative ecosystem that enhances the tax base, creates demand for commercial space, and supports an extraordinary and equitable quality of life across Fairfax County. In order to accomplish this mission, the board of directors have authored a visionary list of strategic intents focused on creating new jobs, attracting more corporate headquarters to the area, diversifying the economic base, and creating a pro-business environment to inspire innovation and create a hub for entrepreneurism throughout the county.
The FCEDA has three marketing divisions — National, International, and Business Diversity — that work with companies interested in starting, expanding and relocating businesses to Fairfax County. The FCEDA also has market intelligence, real estate services, and communications divisions that work together to market the competitive advantages of the county. While Fairfax County continues to be an attractive location for government agencies and contractors, the FCEDA is sharpening its focus on companies in information technology, with particular emphasis on cybersecurity, data analytics, cloud computing, financial services, and health care.
It is an historic time for the region with Amazon announcing that Northern Virginia will serve as one of two locations for its east coast headquarters. Attracting companies like Amazon to the region helps spearhead innovation as these large global brands serve as business incubators and accelerators that will help generate spinoff companies which are all sources of high-paying jobs which will attract a highly educated, highly skilled workforce to our region.
The FCEDA operates on a budget of nearly $8 million, which is fully funded by the county’s general fund. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, the FCEDA has offices in Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv to assist with marketing and expanding the attraction of international companies interested in establishing operations on the east coast of the U.S. Backed by the region’s most influential business leaders, the FCEDA focuses on coordinating a regional economic development strategy and marketing efforts to promote the county’s assets, as well as a coordinated business retention, expansion, and recruitment program to stimulate capital investment and accelerate job creation.

About Fairfax County:
Fairfax County is located just minutes from Washington, D.C. and boasts one of the most robust business communities in the world. With a nearly $120 billion economy, Fairfax County ranks among the strongest local economies in the world and is highly regarded for its large and growing numbers of commercial IT, financial, software, communications and technology management service providers, along with emerging market sectors in personalized medicine, cyber security, and data analytics.
With 117 million square feet of space, it is the second-largest suburban office market in the United States and the largest in the Washington, D.C., area. The county is home to thriving businesses including 10 Fortune 500 company headquarters, more than 100 companies on the Inc. 5000 list, more than 400 foreign-owned firms, 8,900 technology companies, and a flourishing community of small and minority-owned businesses. Employers have access to a large and diverse talent pipeline fed by a regional network of degree, certificate and training programs offered by more than 60 colleges and universities across the region.
The county is the most populous jurisdiction in the national capital region with almost 1.2 million residents and roughly 400 square miles of land. Fairfax County Public Schools offer an excellent environment to raise and educate children as one of the highest rated school systems in America. Fairfax County’s hospitals are also ranked as best in the region by U.S. News & World Report.
Given its close proximity to the nation’s capital, Fairfax County is a burgeoning hub for travel and tourism which also helps drive a prosperous local economy. The county is surrounded by three major airports, and more than 300 cultural organizations (theater and opera companies, music and dance groups, community arts centers, festivals and more) are based in Fairfax.
Businesses in this region can find everything they need to prosper, including a highly educated workforce, a thriving community, and a network of some of the world’s biggest, most respected companies and supporting organizations.

The President & CEO reports directly to the Commission Board and leads all facets of oversight of the $8M organization. S/he will serve as the ambassador and chief spokesperson to represent Fairfax County as the best location to do business with investors, businesses, government entities and other key stakeholders. S/he will also serve as the ambassador to skilled professionals to represent Fairfax County as the best place to live and grow professionally. The President & CEO will work to drive business attraction and retention to Fairfax County, and will partner with industry, secondary and higher education, and public sector organizations to stimulate job growth in the region and to uphold FCEDA as a top tier organization with global recognition and renown.
Specifically, the President is responsible for the following:
• Marketing and Branding. Develops and implements an integrated strategic marketing and communications plan to advance the region’s image while promoting the benefits of relocating to Fairfax County to potential new businesses and professionals. Integrates cutting-edge tools and technologies to help increase visibility among key audiences within the United States and abroad, including a focus on attracting and retaining a diverse, technology savvy work force. Develops focused programs and resources to attract diverse business sectors to the region and support their long-term growth and staff development.
• Organizational Leadership. Fosters a culture of innovation and creativity through bold and visionary leadership. Provides oversight and leadership of approximately 42 highly respected, dedicated and skilled economic development professionals. Sets a clear vision for goals and expectations while encouraging an internal culture of creativity, diversity in all dimensions, innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.
• External Relations & Strategic Partnerships. Serves as the organization’s primary spokesperson with elected officials, the media, business leaders, and other key stakeholders. Develops strong relationships with business CEOs and industry leaders, and partnerships with other local community organizations, technology associations, and area chambers of commerce, leveraging equitable and sustainable approaches to grow the local economy. Identifies strategic partnership opportunities that will strengthen the mission of FCEDA through efforts to attract new businesses and professionals to the region. Collaborates effectively with elected officials to influence outcomes and persuade others to support economic development initiatives.
• Board Relations. Builds and maintains strong synergistic relationships with FCEDA’s highly engaged Commission Board. Acts as a servant leader, partnering with the Board to establish long range strategic focus on issues related to economic development and community building.
• Operations. Provides fiscally responsible administration, understanding all aspects of planning, budgeting, and investments in an effort to enhance the organization’s financial position. Streamlines internal operations by establishing an efficient internal reporting system, adopting innovative technology platforms, and enhancing data collection capabilities to support all facets of FCEDA (including marketing, messaging, resource allocation, and performance management). Implement internal metrics and measurement systems to drive accountability throughout the organization with a focus on continuous improvement in the delivery of services and programs.

The President & CEO will be a dynamic, charismatic, and innovative leader who will build on the organization’s strong legacy, while bringing a fresh approach to think broadly about the future of business and the economy for Fairfax County. S/He will be deeply committed to helping to grow and retain current business’s in the county while marketing the region as the best place to live and establish headquarters with businesses ranging from entrepreneurial startups to Fortune 500 companies.
Specific experience and qualifications will include:
• Genuine passion for the mission of FCEDA and a strong commitment to help positively influence the future economic vitality of the region.
• A minimum of 10 years of relevant and progressive levels of executive leadership experience, and a track record for creating dynamic, evolving organizations.
• Outstanding coalition building skills, key to forging and sustaining critical relationships with educational institutions, community partners, elected officials, and business leaders.
• Stellar interpersonal and communications skills with significant experience serving as a spokesperson for their organization and ability to inform, persuade, and inspire target audiences. Demonstrated sophistication and political savvy in working with a diverse set of interests.
• Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically regarding future business trends and their long-term effects on the local economy.
• A track record for effectively empowering and developing staff including recruiting and retaining top caliber professional talent.
• Proven management, business, and financial acumen within an organization of similar or larger scale and complexity.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience implementing modern and innovative economic and community development practices.
• Unquestionable integrity, credibility and character, demonstrated high moral and ethical behavior.

Master’s degree is strongly preferred; Bachelor’s degree required.

A competitive compensation package will be made available to the qualified candidate.

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