Entrepreneurship and Start-up Manager – Co-creation Hub (CcHUB)

Job Description

Responsibilities
Strategy Development and Execution:

  • Design, Plan and execute entrepreneurship startup and incubation programs within the space.
  • Support the team in developing performance metrics for incubation and acceleration.
  • Develop and execute strategy for attracting and selecting deserving and qualified innovative entrepreneurs and startups.
  • Prepare business case and initial risk analysis of startups in the SAIL portfolio.
  • Actively support in identifying professionals and experts to join the SAIL Expert/Advisory network to support startups in the portfolio and across projects/programs.
  • Plan and schedule all activities and sessions for startup support programs assigned.
  • Provide startup support advisory to entrepreneurs through continued strategic guidance in areas such as business modeling, market analysis, financing, fundraising, overall strategy, operations, etc.
  • Ensure tight management of milestones and progress of entrepreneurs and start-up companies.

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Manage the day-to-day interaction with the incubating startups and work with other units within CcHUB to provide adequate support to ventures in the portfolio.
  • Develop, execute and own an operational and engagement strategy for the innovation lab including startups, investors, corporates, mentors, advisors, and domain experts.
  • Establish a development strategy to include and guide the implementation of all community development activities such as meetups, design challenges, hackathons, etc.
  • Be the switchboard for entrepreneurs to access relevant resources and connections.
  • Manage communication between startups and the unit as well as provide monthly progress reports on startups to key officers for prompt decision-making.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Level or equivalent in Management or a related field.
  • 3 – 4 years of Entrepreneurial experience or experience supporting startups or working in a startup environment.
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills.
  • An entrepreneurial & Innovative mindset.
  • Familiarity with business principles, practices, and methodologies.
  • Educational background in technology and/or business-related field.
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Understanding of the technology and startup ecosystem.
  • Adept people skills and a strong ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Familiarity with the Ikorodu area will be an added advantage.

What We Offer

  • Paid time off
  • Healthcare coverage
  • A highly collaborative team environment that will support your professional and personal growth
  • Work alongside great talent.
  • A culture of learning and innovation. 
  • Opportunities for career growth and training.
  • Interaction with industry leaders and forward-thinking people. 
  • A chance to make a social difference.
  • Overall fun company. 
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