Singapore University of Social Sciences

Venture Builder Lead, Office of Entrepreneurship
Singapore

Description

Job Responsibilities

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about entrepreneurship, have awareness of current and emerging practices in the startup industry, are committed to help guide and mentor students startups and young aspiring entrepreneurs, and are able to fulfil operational and administrative duties.

Candidates should be intellectually nimble, have an eye for collaborative possibilities and the ability to tackle challenging situations with finesse and determination. A willingness to travel is also expected. Candidate should also have a good understanding of tech businesses and products as well as good knowledge of the startups ecosystem. Prior experience e.g. with a Tech start up, VC, incubator, accelerator, and/or in building and managing a community is a plus.

The successful candidate will be involved the following:

- Design and drive start up incubation/acceleration for the SUSS Venture Builder and other support programmes, with a focus on impact startups
- Develop and execute strategy for outreach, attracting and onboarding students and entrepreneurs onto incubation programmes
- Account manage and closely mentor startups under these programmes by managing their milestones and progress
- Conduct evaluation and assessment of startups
- Oversee operations of the SUSS Venture Builder Regional and Local tracks
- Drive community building initiatives and manage relationship development of community of startups, mentors, partners, corporates and alumni
- Oversee incubation operations
- Provide coaching and advisory support for fundraising and grant application activity
- Assist in overseas expansion and/or incorporation of startups locally and in the region, especially in ASEAN, China and India
- Undertake secondary appointments or duties in SUSS as required

Requirements

- Degree holder. Experience in a startup, VC, incubator, accelerator or as entrepreneur will be useful.
- Experience as a Founder/Co-founder in a business or startup will be a plus
- Analytical with strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
- Intellectually inquisitive; with a good awareness of current and global affairs.
- Driven, organized and detail-oriented.
- Keen interest and ability in operational and administrative tasks.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and graphic design software.
- Able to travel as required.

About the Organization

SUSS is a university with a rich heritage in inspiring lifelong education, and transforming society through applied social sciences. We develop students and alumni to be work-ready and work-adaptive, aspiring to reach their full potential, through our 3H's education philosophy – 'Head' for professional competency with applied knowledge, 'Heart' for social awareness to meet the needs of the society, and 'Habit' for passion towards lifelong learning.

We offer more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programmes, available in full- and part-time study modes which are flexible, modular and inter-disciplinary, catering to both fresh school leavers and adult learners. SUSS also offers a broad range of continuing education and training modular courses for the professional skills upgrading of Singapore's workforce.

Our programmes and courses are offered by our five schools:
1. School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences,
2. School of Business,
3. S R Nathan School of Human Development,
4. School of Law, and
5. School of Science and Technology.

To date, over 42,000 graduates have experienced our unique brand of education, and each year, over 17,000 students are pursuing their full- and part-time studies with us.

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