As an Associate  you will help build the next amazing batch of startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode. You will have the opportunity to sit in on mentor meetings – get to know the best entrepreneurs and investors in the city, up close and personally. You will also have access to full involvement in Techstars social events with the founders and local community.

It’s basically a chance to get amazing experience, broaden your network in ways you could never imagine, get exposure to some of the greatest up and coming companies and teams in the country. Historically, most associates end up being employed by one of the teams or by someone they met during the span of the three months. Many also go on to build their own companies.

General Job Description

As the Program Marketing Associate, you will work with the acceleration program team to create and implement innovative marketing strategies. Your day to day will include content creation, social media, PR, partnership marketing, events, creation of marketing collateral (traditional and digital), and more!

Important Details

  • Location of work: Torino, Italy
  • Duration of work: 3 months, from January to April

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Full management of our social profiles (incl. website, LinkedIn page)
  • Creation of content to promote the program and the founders
  • Manage relationship with external journalists; manage PR
  • Promotion of events to our audiences
  • Creation of marketing collateral (traditional and digital)
  • Coordinate with out corporate partner for the promotion of the program
  • Engage with Techstars founders to promote their companies to the public


  • Demonstrated interest in technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, etc.
  • BA in marketing and/or 2-4 years marketing experience – digital & traditional, PR, events and social media.
  • Experience in developing content for digital communications channels, including web sites, intranets, email campaigns, and social media.
  • Experience in digital marketing tools - utilizing Google AdWords and analytic platforms, mail programs such as Constant Contact and Mailchimp, blogging and blogging platforms, website creation and management.
  • Design skills – Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator – to design web pages, brochures, logos, signs, advertisements, and other communication materials - a plus.
  • Editing and assembling recorded videos into a suitable, finished product - a plus.
  • Able to jump in and complete any task quickly and effectively.
  • Be a problem solver and effective communicator.
  • A drive to get better every single day and are always looking for opportunities to learn.
  • A positive outlook, desire to learn and meet new people, lots of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Authorized to work as a contractor in Italy.
  • Currently live in Torino or would be willing to live here for the duration of the program.


About Techstars
Techstars is an investment and innovation group that connects entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, and city governments to solve challenges across industries and geographies. We pioneered the accelerator program model in 2006 working toward our vision of a connected global economy of innovation.

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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