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.
This role is responsible for the administrative duties and operational execution throughout the duration of the accelerator program. Logistics experience as well as familiarity with the early stage venture backed company ecosystem is preferred. A willingness to learn and comfort tackling new problems is a must. This is a part-time (15-20 hours), temporary position (three months, Sept-Dec 2022).
Duties and Responsibilities
Engage with Techstars founders and plan activities, meetings and events that drive them toward success
Coordinate the scheduling of mentors, corporate partners, founders, and sponsors visits
Follow best practices and execute upon outlined content and curriculum of the program
Represent Techstars in the local community, both actively and passively
1-3 years in fast-paced project or program management focused position
Strong interest in the discourse around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital
Proven attention to detail through prior work or life experience
Experience in event planning and event logistics
Comfortable with a variety of responsibilities
Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations
Fits the Techstars culture (people-oriented, adaptable, supportive, creative)
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Authorized to work in the United States of America.
Currently live in Washington, DC or would be willing to live here from September to December 2022.