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Managing Director | Accelerator

New Orleans
Posted on 
September 3, 2022
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Job Description

Are you a servant leader of leaders? Can you “GiveFirst” with no expectation of anything in return? Do you believe that collaboration drives innovation? Do you believe that entrepreneurs can change the world? If so read on...

We are seeking a Managing Director (MD) who can take the helm and lead our Techstars New Orleans investment strategy and program. Your focus is to invest in the best diverse founders and support them from ideation to exit. You will actively recruit, select, mentor and guide founders through challenges, critical decisions, strategy, tactics, securing investment, making hard decisions and celebrating their wins. You will be directly supported by a Venture Principal and Analyst who will work with you to execute the Techstars proven playbook and deliver the best possible experience for Founders in your program.

The MD sets the strategic direction and investment thesis of the program, including developing a curated team of diverse mentors, investors and business relationships that help your companies work toward product market fit. The MD has ownership of the program success and partners with our operations teams and global network to ensure the exceptional delivery of our programs.

You will report directly to the General Manager and be joining a team that spans the globe. You will be responsible for turning good companies into great, are you up to the challenge?

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Managing Director will develop a broad investment thesis
  • Create and nurture a broad and diverse network of founders, mentors and investors
  • Partner with program teams to create a holistic strategy and delivery plan and then own overall responsibility for the successful execution of the program
  • Sourcing, recruiting and making the initial investments decisions in all companies selected
  • Partner with internal Techstars’ teams to create and drive the pipeline and recruitment of diverse founders.
  • Represent Techstars nationally and in the local community
  • Mentor and support other programs, work on strategic initiatives and develop meaningful and beneficial relationships across the Techstars ecosystem

General qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial empathy - Must have founder experience, preferably been through failure and successful startups as a CEO
  • 10+ years of experience in fast-paced environments within technology, startups, entrepreneurship and venture capital
  • Demonstrative leader of leaders and core understanding servant leadership

Compensation range: $160,000 - $180,000 + Bonus + Program Carry

About Techstars

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas - entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,300 companies with a combined market cap of more than $29B.

Techstars’ mission is to help entrepreneurs succeed wherever they are in the world and whatever their background is. Regional accelerator programs all around the world are the cornerstone of the strategy. The investment approach is fundamentally driven by the worldwide network of managing directors, who interact with startup founders daily, guiding, mentoring and cultivating them along the journey. The scale of this reach results in a diversified strategy that provides investors with a uniquely qualified deal flow.

We help Techstars founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies.

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