Inicio Ventures is an early-stage impact investment fund that backs Latinx founders across markets and industries, partnering with them to refine their ideas and scale their businesses. We believe Latinx founders bring remarkable ingenuity, incredible determination, and rich life experiences to their startup companies - yet they receive a tiny fraction of the funding and opportunities available to other groups. Inicio Ventures was formed to help close that gap by ensuring that Latinx founders can build equity and wealth in the startup economy. To complement our investment work, we build and manage Latinx startup ecosystem programs, including our pitch competition series focused on growing the talent pipeline, a Venture Fellows program for grad students interested in being the next generation of Latinx investors and an industry convening and collaboration that creates opportunities for Latinx leaders and their organizations to work together.
This is an early career position for candidates interested in building a career in the impact investing, venture philanthropy and startup innovation field. In this role, you will have an opportunity to work across all Inicio Ventures related programs and projects. Workstream tasks may include, but not limited to, industry and startup research, summarizing data, attending events, helping with event and meeting coordination, social media engagement, identifying process improvement opportunities, communicating with founders/funders and developing presentation materials. Through these responsibilities, you will extend your investment acumen, gain event management skills, build domain expertise, grow industry relationships, learn about startup design and better understand the needs of the Latinx innovation community. This is an excellent advancement opportunity for those interested in applying to graduate school or starting a company in 3-4 years.