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Ecosystem Platform Lead



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Location: New York, NY; - Hybrid

Compensation range: $130,000-$145,000 + Bonus

Ecosystems Platform Lead, North America

The Ecosystems Platform Lead, North America is responsible for the engagement and continued growth of the Techstars ecosystem of alumni, mentors, investors and partners in strategic markets where we do not have an in-person Techstars Accelerator Program experience. These markets include cities where Techstars formerly ran Accelerator programs, are high-priority founder sourcing cities and/or have a high concentration of alumni, mentors, and investors. In this newly formed role, the Ecosystems Platform Lead will collaborate with accelerator investments and programming leadership to set the strategy as well as execute key activities to quickly realize meaningful outcomes.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the AIT and Eco Dev leadership team to develop the ecosystem management strategy and execution required for success in this role.
  • Collaborate with the Eco Dev team to curate Eco Dev products to leverage in these markets as a way to maintain strong market relationships.
  • Plan and execute networking events to foster relationships amongst alumni, mentors, investors and partners that further business development, funding and growth opportunities for our founders.
    Curate Practice Area based and innovation roundtables amongst alumni to deepen support circles for founders.
  • Work with Accelerator Program teams and the Revenue team to host events at large conferences such as, but not limited to SXSW, WebSummit, Venture Atlanta, that drive network engagement and brand awareness.
  • Collaborate with the Techstars Events team on Techstars annual Foundercon to align content and activities to alumni needs and help drive attendance.
  • Design and execute scalable methods of engaging the network in mutually beneficial ways.

Required Experience:

  • 8+ years experience working in the entrepreneurship/venture community with focus on event planning, community development, and project management.
  • Experience with event planning and marketing and project management tools
  • A demonstrated track record of managing cross-functional initiatives in a complex organization.

Required Abilities, Skills & Values:

  • Strong attention to detail, adaptability in ambiguous situations, and ability to anticipate stakeholder needs.
  • Ability to make hard decisions effectively, are regarded well by local markets, demonstrate strong leadership, and develop new skills.
  • A strong network of industry contacts and the ability to build and maintain relationships with entrepreneurs and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to command a room, public speaking and community development is key.
  • Strategic mindset an ability to influence across stakeholders
  • Aligns with Techstars Values: think like an owner, win as a team, strive for excellence and analyze, execute, learn & iterate.

About Techstars

Techstars is the most active pre-seed investor in the world having invested through its accelerators in more than 3,700 companies. Founded in 2006, Techstars believes that entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to invest in an unprecedented number of startups per year enabling more capital to flow to more entrepreneurs around the world. We do this by operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, as well as by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to help build thriving startup communities.

Techstars is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity nor any other basis prohibited by law.

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