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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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 https://www.brookings.edu/research/positioned-for-growth-advancing-the-oklahoma-city-innovation-district.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Preferred:

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.

Required

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: http://www.anl.gov/careers/apply-job/external-applicants?locale=en-us&cpUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.peopleclick.com%2Fcareerscp%2Fclient_argonnelab%2Fexternal%2Fen-us%2Fgateway.do%3FfunctionName%3DviewFromLink%26jobPostId%3D6138%26localeCode%3Den-us

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.

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