Assistant Director, Startups
Date: Aug 7, 2020
Location:Cincinnati, OH, US
Company: University of Cincinnati
Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors >
The Office of Innovation is seeking an Assistant Director of Startups to continue to scale the pipeline of regionally connected teams and startups in UC's Venture Lab startup accelerator at the 1819 Innovation Hub. This role will increase connectivity with campus through both strong awareness of program offerings and simple/rapid onboarding of teams and strengthen the experience and impact of teams during their engagement with the UC Venture Lab pre-accelerator program. The UC Venture Lab has seen a 400% increase in startup generation last year, a 1000% percent increase this year-to-date, has announced a major startups partnership with other regional universities, and is an integrable part of the now globally-recognized Cincinnati Innovation District!
Working with the Program Manager and Director, continue to refine and deploy the Venture Lab's Pre-Accelerator program.
Guide teams expressing interest in the program in terms of preparing a successful application to the program and/or providing a clear vision of a successful startup team pathways at the UC Venture Lab.
Assist and mentor teams up to and into the funded Accelerator through pitches and ongoing coaching as these early-stage business concepts work towards launching their companies.
Maintain a high level of client satisfaction with the Venture Lab's constituent groups of faculty, staff, undergraduates, and alumni.
Build relationships across campus with information sessions, outreach programs, and college-specific activation strategy, to create strong pipelines and partnerships that will produce potential startup teams.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Bachelor's Degree: Degree in Science or Engineering
Four (4) years of experience in product development.
Experience working at a startup.
Strong experience or knowledge in technology.
Working knowledge of venture funding and the accompanying landscape.
Additional Qualifications Considered:
Degree in Business with technical skillset may be acceptable.
Seven (7) to Ten (10) years of experience in product development.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
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