| May 15, 2024

Entrepreneur Success Associate

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  • Full Time
  • Chicago
  • $60,000 - $70,000 USD / Year

Website mHUB

mHUB is seeking an entrepreneurial-minded candidate to support its members across programs within its startup incubator. For the role of Entrepreneur Success Associate, we’re looking for a motivated self-starter and creative thinker with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills who enjoys the fast-paced work environment and is passionate about making an impact, autonomous work, and career growth.

The position works directly with the Vice President of Programs and Engagement and the larger incubator programs team to execute mHUB programs that support the development of emerging diverse product-based startups from across the region. The Associate will be responsible for venture acceleration programs across the Incubator, including educational programming the Expert in Residence Program, and mHUB’s suite of asynchronous digital tools. The role offers opportunities for career development and visibility both internally and with the wider entrepreneurship, venture, economic development, and technology/innovation communities in Chicago.

 

About mHUB

mHUB is a leading independent hardtech and manufacturing innovation center located in Chicago, Illinois. Our mission is to enable U.S. hardtech innovation and commercialization by fueling collaboration and providing an accessible, hyper-resourced environment to develop, fund and accelerate clean energy, health, sustainability, and manufacturing entrepreneurship. Since launching in 2017, the mHUB community has generated more than $1.57B in revenue, launched more than 1,600 products, hired more than 5,500 employees, and raised over $1.89B in capital. To date, mHUB has invested in 46 startups across sustainable manufacturing, climate and energytech, and medtech.

mHUB’s three business units – Incubator, HardTech Development Services, and Accelerated Incubation / Product Impact Fund – connect startups, innovators, researchers, manufacturers, and investors to spur innovation.  The mHUB team is an ambitious, entrepreneurial, and mission-driven team committed to helping entrepreneurs find a path to success and supporting economic growth in Chicago, the Midwest, and the U.S. We are builders and problem solvers, excited about the potential in hardtech and manufacturing entrepreneurship and by bringing businesses and products to life.

 

Description of Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Vice President of Programs and Engagement to spearhead venture acceleration initiatives that drive member progress;
  • Design and implement new programs/resources to accelerate investment readiness of mHUB startups, driven by industry best practices and member feedback;
  • Lead our expert-in-residence programs, amplifying engagement and impact;
  • Own and manage mHUB’s a-synchronous tools including the interactive startup roadmap, digital curriculum, and resource hub for founders;
  • Identify potential instructors, content providers, and mentors to support program development;
  • Collaborate internally with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless project execution and internal alignment;
  • Manage the coordination and deployment of education programs and services including, but not limited to, proposing and developing policies and procedures, monitoring each program’s impact, scheduling, and procurement and maintenance of materials and resources;
  • Coordinate internal and external marketing and communications for program offerings on an ongoing basis via print and digital platforms;

Qualifications

  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple high-priority projects at the same time.
  • Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to think strategically, work independently, align projects with organizational goals, and make decisions that contribute to overall business success.
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, external partners and donors.
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proactive approaches to problem-solving with strong decision-making capability.
  • A quick learner and highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.

Requirements  

Candidates interested in applying should meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 – 7 years of work experience, preferably program or project management, curriculum design and delivery, venture, or entrepreneurship;
  • An entrepreneurial mindset;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Basic marketing and communications experience is a plus;
  • Experience with Excel and data management a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with management team;
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills;

Salary and Duration 

  • This position is full-time and open for immediate hire
  • This position will be onsite/in-person at mHUB’s facility in Chicago

Salary range is $60,000 – $70,000, commensurate with experience

 

 

 

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