ERDF Project Consultancy brief: Techstars Program Coordinator
Capital Accelerator Programme is a Mayor of London ERDF funded initiative led and managed by Capital Enterprise and UCL Advances that aims to provide additional new resources, expertise and know-how to both expand and enhance the provision of business support available in London to potential scalable and investable businesses in the Digital, Science and Technology sectors.
Starting in January 2014 and running until June 2015 this programme aims to help 626 London based SMEs with high growth potential to receive intensive advice and practical support that will enable at least 160 of them to raise collectively over £9.5m of investment funding from business angels and early stage venture capitalist and thereby enable these SME’s to create a minimum 284 new jobs in London.
To deliver a programme of interventions and activities the CAP has assembled a partnership comprising of the leading players in London that support early stage entrepreneurs in the Digital, Science and Technology sectors, this includes Techstars.
Techstars is the #1 startup accelerator in the world. It is very selective. Although thousands of companies apply each year, it only invests their money and time in about ten companies per program location.
This contract will be procured and managed by Capital Enterprise
Capital Enterprise is the membership body for deliverers of enterprise support services in London. It facilitates entrepreneurship via its 60+ (current) member organisations and through the development of new and innovative pan-London programmes.
Capital Enterprise on behalf of Techstars is seeking a program coordinator to work with and support the companies going through the Techstars Accelerator programme.
Interested in becoming a Techstars program coordinator? You will help build the next amazing batch of internet startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode beyond all reasonable comprehension. You will have the opportunity to sit in on mentor meetings – get to know the best entrepreneurs and investors in the city, up close and personally. You will also have access to full involvement in Techstars social events with the founders and local community.
You should be able to demonstrate an interest in technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital, and the like.
You should be willing to commit to the equivalent of a full time position for the whole three months and available days, evenings, or basically whenever needed. Schedule is flexible but a strong commitment is expected. Applicants should be able to jump in and complete any task quickly and effectively. You should be a jack of all trades and have a varied skill set. We expect a great attitude, desire to learn and meet new people, lots of energy and enthusiasm. You should be scared of no task and be willing to take on any project, large or small.
Tasks and responsibilities
Tasks will include assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Techstars program, and engaging with and assisting the companies in any areas of need. This can include marketing, business development work, research, and providing regular content (blog posts and photos) to social media manager. Examples of responsibilities: Helping the companies with anything, identifying needs and preparing for upcoming events, organizing meetings and running logistics for special guest mentor visits, taking meeting notes, and setting up office space for events. Associates will report to the program manager and managing director.
Process and timescales
Candidates must respond to this consultancy brief by emailing Carly McNally (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a quote and CV which demonstrate your skills and attributes required for this role as well as a copy of your CV.
The closing date for submitting a quote is 19th May 2015
This contract is for a total of 5 months only.