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Business Associate, Boston Accelerator

Boston, MA 02109
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Business Associate, Boston Accelerator

Boston, MA

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Business Associate, Boston Accelerator

Target Start Date: January 13th, 2020
Target End Date: April 20th , 2020
Location: Boston, MA

As a Business Associate, you will work closely with the accelerator team and early-stage tech companies to ensure that founders get the most out of the program and have all that they need to succeed in a challenging, fast-paced environment. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to tech experts, your network is about to grow exponentially. You will have the opportunity to get to know the best entrepreneurs, tech experts, and investors in the city, up close and personally. You will also have access to full involvement in Techstars events with the founders and local community.

The role represents the opportunity to 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.

Job Description

Do you want to work with founders building a better future? Do you want to work directly with startup CEOs on their business and growth needs? Are you looking to make a switch & gain more experience in the tech/startup ecosystem or even find a way to leverage the startup experience you already have?

As a Business Associate, you will work closely with the 10 startups companies to develop and grow their businesses. This can include customer development, marketing, product management, business development, research, financial modeling, or content writing help. Example projects from previous Business Associates: Built product launch roadmap for new web product, Led customer discovery interviews to better understand customers' needs, wrote marketing collateral and new website content, developed & researched investor target list, created project management workflow system.

In addition to working with the startups, you will work directly with the accelerator team to run the accelerator program successfully and ensure smooth program operations. This can include organizing meetings and running logistics for mentor visits, communicating important program information to startup founders, holding startup founders accountable for key accelerator deliverables, greeting accelerator guests, taking meeting notes, setting up office space for events and workshops.

This is an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate, career switcher, or someone in between opportunities.

Expectations & Responsibilities:

  • Willingness to commit to the equivalent of a full-time position for a three month time period. The schedule is relatively flexible, but a strong commitment is expected.
  • Manage multiple projects at once, prioritize projects & allocate your time effectively, and communicate with startups on project expectations & deadlines.
  • Work directly with accelerator team to help with successfully running the accelerator
  • Engage with Techstars founders and plan activities, meetings, and events that drive them toward success
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and help out on any and all projects. Even if it seems outside of your area of expertise, you'll be resourceful and find the solutions
  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations for delivery & quality.
  • Represent Techstars in the local community, both actively and passively.
  • A drive to get better every single day and are always looking for opportunities to learn.
  • A positive outlook, desire to learn and meet new people, lots of energy and enthusiasm. The associates set the tone for a great accelerator experience for the startup founders!


  • Demonstrated interest in technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, etc.
  • BA in business, finance, sales, marketing/communications, operations, and/or minimum 1-2 years relevant experience (customer discovery, marketing communications, product management, financial modeling, lead generation, project/program management, etc.)
  • Direct experience working with an early-stage startup company - a plus!
  • Customer development, enterprise sales, and operations experience - a plus!
  • Able to jump in and complete any task quickly and effectively.
  • Proven attention to detail through prior work or life experience.
  • Be a problem solver and effective communicator.
  • Authorized to work as a contractor in the United States.
  • Currently live in Boston or would be willing to relocate for the duration of the program


  • Dirk Lehmann - Techstars Associate Programme: The Better Startup MBA?
  • Kelly McDonald - Learn More Faster
  • Duc Luan Dam - Luan, do you ever sleep? (Being an Associate at Techstars part 1)

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Posted: 2019-10-31 Expires: 2019-11-29
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