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Business Development \u0026 Growth Associate - Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy

Techstars
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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As a Business Development & Growth 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 world. Historically, most associates end up being employed by one of the teams or by someone they met during the span of the program. Many also go on to build their own companies.

About Techstars Sports
The Techstars Sports Accelerator will have a key focus on innovation with goals to foster early identification of key trends for future technology in sport; meaningful engagement with early-stage sports tech companies; embrace technologies and business models that will impact the sports industry; and enhance a culture of internal innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Job Description
As a Business Development & Growth Associate, you will work closely with the 10 startups companies to develop and grow their businesses. This can include customer development, lead generation, product management, business development, research, financial modeling, or content writing help. Example projects from previous Business Development & Growth 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 MBA graduate, career switcher, or someone in between opportunities.

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Willingness to commit to the equivalent of a full-time position for a four-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!

Qualifications
  • Demonstrated interest in technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, etc.
  • BA in business, finance, sales, and/or minimum 1-2 years of relevant experience (financial modeling, growth hacking techniques, lead generation, etc.)
  • Major plus if you have experience working in sports, particularly in a sales. business development or customer retention role
  • Able to jump in and complete any task quickly and effectively
  • Be a problem solver and effective communicator
  • 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
  • Currently live in Indianapolis or would be willing to live here for the duration of the program
  • This is a temporary position, beginning in June and running through second week of September and will pay a stipend

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 1,900 companies with an estimated market cap of over $25 Billion.

Techstars is an affirmative action, 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, gender identity nor any other basis prohibited by law.





Posted: 2020-03-14 Expires: 2020-04-12
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