Overview

About Techstars
Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.  

Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion.

General Description
Along with the Managing Director, the Program Manager (“PM”) is tasked with the success of a particular Techstars program. This opportunity affords high visibility and responsibility as the PM works side by side with a prominent Managing Director, helping early stage companies through the Techstars mentorship driven accelerator model.

The Program Manager is responsible for the logistics, operations, and the execution of the accelerator from the pre-program stage, through the program, and the post-program stage. They are the heart of the cohort, keep the trains running on time, and help build the community around the accelerator. During the “off-season” (not running a program), Program Managers have responsibilities/objectives that benefit the entire Techstars ecosystem. 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. We are looking for a Program Manager to grow with Techstars as a global organization. This position is full time.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Engage with Techstars founders and coordinate activities, meetings and events that drive them toward success
  • Manage relationships and coordinate mentor visits
  • Coordinate and manage relationships with Techstars corporate partner resources (where applicable)
  • Manage relationships with Local and Global sponsors of Techstars
  • Follow best practices and execute upon outlined content and curriculum of the program
  • Share new best practices with the Techstars team globally as you identify areas for innovation and improvement
  • Manage the intense program calendar (mentors, talks, events, general programming)
  • Event planning
  • Startup outreach, vet applications, and assist the Managing Director with company selection
  • Recruit and manage Techstars Associates
  • Represent Techstars in local community, both actively and passively
  • Service the Techstars network overall on and off-season: sherpa new PDs and PMs, assist in other programs, work on strategic initiatives and develop meaningful and beneficial relationships across the Techstars ecosystem
Qualifications:
  • 2-5 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 – PMs make investments and wipe down tables!
  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations
  • Fits the Techstars culture (people-oriented, adaptable, supportive, creative)
  • Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Fluent in both English and German
Perks and Compensation:
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Travel as it relates to position responsibilities (recruiting at conferences, yearly Foundercon conference, training, etc)
  • Deep exposure to Techstars’ network of 5000+ top caliber entrepreneurs, investors, mentors and corporations
Techstars is excited to bring a Program Manager on the team that will help take this program to the next level. If you’re interested, we’d love to have a conversation with you about the position.

Techstars is an 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, nor any other basis prohibited by law