• Director of Venture Programs

    Posting Number 2018-4613
    Posted Date 6 months ago(6/6/2018 9:57 AM)
    Location : Location
    NYU Tandon School of Engineering
    NYU Tandon School of Engineering (PE1001)
    Compensation Grade
    Band 54
    Business/Professional Administrative
  • Position Summary

    The Director of Venture Programs will lead programs driving entrepreneurship and startup formation in virtual and augmented reality, drawing on connections to New York’s startup ecosystem, the Center’s university and civic partners, and international partners. Working with entrepreneurs and corporate intrapreneurs, the Director will deliver on the job creation goals of the Center, and will pay a key role in developing and delivering the corporate membership proposition at the Center. The Director of Venture Programs drives the startup entrepreneurship activities at the Center, and supports entrepreneurs at all stages of developing their business by developing, executing, and improving proactive programs to apply virtual and augmented reality technologies across a range of industries and opportunity areas. While supporting all types of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs from the Center’s corporate partners, the Managing Director will give particular effort to lead and shape the startup accelerator and incubator programs at the Center, with the objectives to foster the impact of virtual and augmented reality technology through prototyping and new ventures. The Managing Director will also educate and transform scientists and graduate students from NYC universities and beyond into successful entrepreneurs, and work to attract capable technology entrepreneurs to the Center’s programs from New York City and beyond.


    Required Education:
    • Bachelor’s degree required

    Required Experience:
    • 7 plus years progressive experience with managing programs designed to serve and cultivate entrepreneurs, preferably in an accelerator or incubator setting

    • Experience in the tech industry and its key activities such as product development and management, business development, team building and raising capital

    • Experience in tech entrepreneurship-experience as founder is highly desirable

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
    • Active involvement and deep connections within the NYC tech ecosystem

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    • Experience developing and delivering entrepreneurial curriculum is desirable

    • Acquaintance with the university ecosystem and experience in research

    • Evidence of strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills with managers, peers, and reports

    • Ability to motivate and inspire young entrepreneurs

    • Considers the position as an intellectual and leadership challenge in her/his personal career

    Additional Information

    EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity


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