Program Manager, Startup Development & Partnerships

Venn Innovation is Hiring!

Program Manager, Startup Development & Partnerships

Venn Innovation is one of Atlantic Canada's leading innovation hubs, offering a variety of programs and targeted services to support entrepreneurs and companies at all stages of growth. Our goal is to help realize the commercialization of business ideas and build successful tech and tech-based companies in New Brunswick.

Are you interested in entrepreneurship and helping companies start and grow?

  • Are you an outgoing, top performer that works well as part of a team?
  • Do you have experience in the technology sector and have good business acumen that you'd like to share with others through mentorship?
  • Do you enjoy public speaking and planning/executing events on an ongoing basis?

If you LOVE helping people build their business skills and their companies and are passionate about gaining experience in many aspects of a technology hub while having the opportunity to see your ideas and hard work come to life, then we have the role for you!


What You'll Do

Reporting to the CEO, you will be responsible for cultivating technology and tech-related startups across New Brunswick. You'll be managing things like:

  • Acting as an ambassador for the Venn Garage program and building networks and relationships to cultivate tech entrepreneurship;
  • Verifying that applicants for the Garage are a good fit and referring applicants to additional programs that can help them as appropriate;
  • Providing mentorship to companies with 1-2 touchpoints per month (or more, as appropriate) wherein you can share your experience of what it takes to really get a startup off the ground considering their specific challenges;
  • Ensuring companies are submitting required reporting in terms of their milestones to help inform the mentorship process;
  • Developing bi-weekly training seminars to help businesses with fundamental skills, and delivering these or bringing in outside experts as appropriate;
  • Participate as part of the larger Venn team to help refer to internal programs and build out big ideas, like new events and initiatives, and provide input on how we can continually improve our client experience.


Who You Are

The successful Program Manager candidate will be somebody who:

  • Has worked in a technology or tech-enabled business in management or as a founder and can share that experience and accumulated expertise with others through ongoing mentorship;
  • Works well with others, is a go-getter and is self-motivated to consistently achieve key performance indicators;
  • Likes to plan (and in some cases, deliver) training programs for entrepreneurs and early-stage startups on a bi-weekly basis;
  • Has great written and oral communication skills in English and in French;
  • Is willing to be stretched on occasion, flexible to deal with new opportunities as they arise, and able to work outside of the usual 9 to 5 as needed.

If this sounds like you, we can't wait to hear from you!

Work With Us

Venn Innovation is working to build prosperity in New Brunswick by helping tech and tech-enabled businesses start, grow and succeed. Here are just a few reasons why you'll love working at Venn:

  • Our culture. We're an awesome group that gets stuff done.
  • You are measured on results, not a timecard.
  • Everyone matters; ideas are welcome from all and we are a close-knit team.
  • We get to work with fascinating people doing amazing things EVERY DAY!

If this job sounds perfect for you, then we look forward to hearing from you!

Applications for this position must include a cover letter and resume.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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