The BUild Lab IDG Capital Student Innovation Center at Boston University provides a variety of signature programs that foster an entrepreneurial mindset and help students turn their ideas into something real. It is also a coworking space for new ventures and collaborative projects. The Program Director, Business Ventures is an integral part of the BUild Lab team. The role combines strategy and program development, hands-on implementation, and student coaching. They will work with the Program Director, Social Impact and Managing Director of the BUild Lab to strategize, design, and implement programming and student support to create a vibrant innovation community at BU and help students develop their innovation skills and entrepreneurial mindset. Examples of programming and student support include venture incubation programs, 1:1 coaching, workshops, large-scale speaker events, challenges/hackathons, etc.
Minimum of 5+ years of relevant experiences, such as entrepreneurial/startup experiences, innovation training design and facilitation, business strategy and operations, program/solution design, program management, etc. Understanding of the innovation process and finance, and exposure to the local innovation ecosystem Excellent project management, communication, presentation, and event management skills Energetic, empathetic, and able to connect with and coach undergraduate and graduate-level students Experience with data gathering and analysis; ability to work with technologies and systems and learn new systems quickly Ability to work well with stakeholders and build relationships Experience in healthcare, technology, or creative industries, exposure to navigating startup funding, and experience in event planning, are pluses Graduate degree preferred but not required
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