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Brinc - Startup Accelerator Program Manager

Mid Level
Hong Kong
Startup Accelerator Program Manager
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About Us

Brinc, established in 2014, is a global venture accelerator that strives to identify, nurture and invest in game changing startups from all over the world. We accomplish this through our venture funds, 9 global accelerator programs and our expansive network of startups, corporates, co-investors and ecosystem partners. We specialize in startups focusing on IoT, Drones, Robotics, MedTech, Clean Energy, AgriTech and FoodTech. With a portfolio of 110 startups across 35+ countries, Brinc is one of the most active early stage investors in Hong Kong.

Brinc also works closely with forward thinking corporations who are looking to unlock innovation by engaging with the startup ecosystem. We have a range of offers that help corporations adopt a distributed approach to innovation and facilitate impactful engagements with startups that align to their business and technology objectives.

Who we're looking for

We are seeking to hire an ambitious and entrepreneurial professional to join the Brinc team as a Program Operations Manager in Shatin, Hong Kong at Science Park. As part of a core team launching a new program in 2021, you will be responsible for meeting with key stakeholders within the organization and externally for program planning, oversight and operations with support from a small execution team.

You are the most well-organized person you know! When you see a problem you roll-up your sleeves and fix it. Setting up and implementing processes is second nature to you. You are a self-starter who is able to adapt to change and work independently. You are passionate about the Startup Ecosystem in Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia.

You are also self-driven, smart, humble, and are excited at the prospect of joining our Brinc family of #GameChangers and helping us execute our vision to build thriving tech ecosystems around the world.

What you will be doing
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to lead program planning, definition, execution and monitoring. Oversee program operations and provide direction and guidance to the execution team.
  • Logistics support for startups travelling to Hong Kong accepted into the program as well as on-site operational oversight of activities and events while startups are on-site for ~8-10 day period.
  • Cultivate an ecosystem to support program operations by building and nurturing relationships with mentors, corporates, investors, universities, government partners, service providers, and other external counterparties.
  • Promote interactions between our external partners and the startup ecosystem. This will involve supporting partners as they define their thesis, scout for relevant startups, engage with our accelerator programs, conduct pilots and invest in startups.
  • Support our Greater Bay Area business development team as we strive to establish ourselves as market leaders in corporate innovation. This entails identifying new partnership opportunities, cultivating strong client relationships, driving business expansion and developing proposals tailored to the needs of prospective customers.
  • Maintain an understanding of key industry, technology and regional trends that are relevant for our programs and our external stakeholders. Work with experts from across the organization to develop hypotheses, conduct primary research, perform targeted data analysis and synthesize market insights to refine our thesis and publish thought leadership.
  • Provide support on a range of ad hoc projects that may include business development efforts, startup screening, improving operational efficiencies and cross-functional collaborations.
  • This role is highly dynamic and collaborative. As you execute on your responsibilities, you will be working with cross-functional teams with members from different divisions and geographies.
Who you are
Must have
  • 3-5 years of client-facing experience in a relevant field (startup, consulting, innovation, technology, corporate strategy, etc.)
  • Passionate about technology, startups, innovation or a particular industry
  • First principles thinker and creative problem solver that is able to adapt to unexpected situations
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated and the ability to flourish with minimal guidance or supervision
  • Proven track record in managing and delivering projects from concept to execution
  • Naturally collaborative and can bring in stakeholders from different divisions and markets to make projects successful
  • Comfortable building and maintaining relationships with corporate clients, startup founders and other partners
  • Presentation development and data analysis wizard / wizardess
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Mandarin and Cantonese verbal proficiency required
Nice to have
  • Public speaking experience in small groups
What we offer
  • A full-time position based in Shatin, Hong Kong at Science Park.
  • A competitive salary, plus carried interest in your portfolio
  • The opportunity to join a growing venture investor at an early stage and to make a significant impact in its development
  • Work in an inspiring environment and receive ongoing training to develop your technical, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Option to travel within the Brinc office ecosystem for work stints (Hong Kong, China, Barcelona, Dubai, Bahrain, Singapore, Sydney, India, Poland and more soon!)
  • Work for a purpose-driven organization that uses an ESG investment framework in order to help solve the world's most pressing issues by backing and supporting game-changing entrepreneurs
Additional Details
Interview process

At Brinc we believe in getting the right talent on board. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Our process is objective and we have all candidates go through the same experience by completing the Bryq assessment which is a 20-minute online bias-free assessment, enabling us to screen candidates only on the job and company requirements. Once completed our team will reach out to inform you about the potential next steps of the process.

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