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Program Associate, Techstars New York powered by Samvid Ventures

Techstars

Techstars

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New York, NY, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
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Location: New York, NY - Onsite

Accelerator Program Associate

The Accelerator Program Associate is the key operational member of the Accelerator program team. As the Accelerator Program Associate, your focus is on program operations and the execution of the Techstars playbook to enable the delivery of value-driving programming and the best possible experience for founders, mentors, partners, investors, and other network stakeholders.

You will be responsible for ensuring the operational success of the full accelerator cycle from pre-program and founder onboarding to 13-weeks of programming and Demo Day. This includes utilizing tools and developing processes to manage program data, building and scheduling the 3-month programming calendar, logistics and event management, and the execution of the culmination of the program, Demo Day.

Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to work across the Techstars network, support cross-collaborative projects, focus on professional development and career growth, and work with colleagues from all around the world.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Partner with the leader of this role, the Accelerator Lead, to develop the program plan and own successful execution of the Accelerator program, including Demo Day.
  • Ensure the program is following best practices and executing upon the outlined content and curriculum of the Techstars playbook.
  • Deliver a best-in-class accelerator experience for founders, mentors, partners, investors, and other program stakeholders.
  • Own all logistics, operations, administration, scheduling, calendar management, and event planning for the program.
  • Foster strong relationships with mentors, investors, alumni, and internal partners.
  • Collaborate with the Global Mentor team to facilitate successful matchmaking between founders and mentors on a global level and identify mentors best suited at the program level.
  • Partner with the Platform Team to host community events while representing Techstars as a company ambassador at local community and ecosystem events.

Required Experience:

  • 3-5 years of experience in operations, event planning and project management.
  • Experience within the early-stage venture-backed ecosystem is preferred
  • Experience addressing a variety of audiences including founders, clients, and internal stakeholders

Required Skills, Abilities & Values:

  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Strong project management skills to ensure that program deliverables are executed at a caliber, meeting the needs of founders and partners.
  • Exemplifies a strong sense of accountability, both individually and collaboratively.
  • Proven history of driving continuous process improvement and maximizing operational efficiency
  • Ability to leverage stakeholder relationships and market data to anticipate client and founder needs and develop solutions that address those needs.
  • Strong interest in the discourse around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital
  • Aligns with Techstars Values: think like an owner, win as a team, strive for excellence and analyze, execute, learn & iterate.

Compensation: $75,000 - $85,000 with 10% bonus

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. www.techstars.com

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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