Endless Frontier Labs, founded at New York University, Stern School of Business, guides scientific and technical founders through a performance-driven mentoring process. Participating startups receive access to mentorship, venture capital, and business development over the nine-month program. To support these efforts, NYU Stern School of Business has an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director, Endless Frontier Labs.
The selected candidate will lead the Endless Frontier Labs operations including venture recruiting, venture evaluation/selection, venture management, securing follow on investment, communications, and resource mobilization. With the Director, the Associate Director will strategically develop, implement, and evaluate Endless Frontier Labs and its programs with emphasis on building external business relationships and internal partnerships to ensure programs' success. In collaboration with the Director and colleagues, the Associate Director will execute core programmatic operations for Endless Frontier Labs and identify and cultivate relationships with centers of innovation in US Universities and top foreign universities, venture capital funds, incubators & accelerators, and tech associations to build a strong pipeline of Endless Frontier Labs applicants. The Associate Director will lead initiatives to support the growth and continuous improvement of the Endless Frontier Labs program and expand business development opportunities related to corporate partnerships. The Associate Director will serve as a primary liaison for Endless Frontier Labs (mentors, entrepreneurs, investors, MBA students, corporate sponsors, etc.) and support curriculum development and student programming.
The selected candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, and preferably hold an advanced degree (master's degree M.S., MBA, MHA, M.A., PhD, or equivalent graduate degree in physical or mechanical science / life science / information science / engineering / electronics preferred; STEM degree or technology background preferred) and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience working with startups, technology companies, incubators, accelerators, angel investors, or venture capital or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Proven ability in business development, relationship management, ability to analyze and evaluate ventures, financial modeling, market analysis, and strategic planning is required. Understanding of business models and drivers of success in startups across several verticals coupled with deep financial literacy and experience with fundraising and venture deals is essential along with excellent project management, organizational, communications skills, team-oriented work ethic and adaptability. Ability to travel internationally.
New York University Stern School of Business, located in the heart of Greenwich Village and deeply connected with the City for which it is named, is one of the nation’s premier management education schools and research centers. NYU Stern offers a broad portfolio of transformational programs at the graduate, undergraduate and executive levels, all of them enriched by the dynamism and deep resources of one of the world’s business capitals. NYU Stern is a community that fosters inclusion, belonging, diversity and equity, and inspires its members to embrace change in a globally changing world. We offer a collegial and supportive culture, an excellent benefits package, which includes NYU tuition reimbursement, generous vacation, health, and retirement plans. For more information about working at NYU and to apply for this position online (2021-) please visit our web site at: http://www.nyu.edu/about/careers-at-nyu.html. In your cover letter, please indicate where you learned about this opportunity. We accept online applications only.
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