Coordinates and executes the call for and selection process of Compass, UChicagoâ™s deep tech accelerator, participants.
Works with startup teams to evaluate and develop initial technical roadmaps and paths to commercialization.
Develops and distributes Compass education materials and company coaching by Fellows.
Organizes and supports Compass pitch day programs.
Completes, analyzes and communicates Compass surveys with participants, students, and mentors.
Provides project management and deliverable tracking for Compass.
Coordinates and executes the call for and selection process of Fellow participants, including the Polsky Science Innovation (PSI) and Business Development (BD) programs.
Matches PSI and BD Fellows with science-based ventures using both technical and business knowledge.
Creates and maintains presentation materials and updates as necessary; ensures common themes and terminology between the PSV program and George Shultz Innovation Fund materials.
Pursues new trends in the innovation space and makes suggestions for new material to be added.
Maintains PSV databases to ensure data accuracy and completeness.
Expert on Airtable including data entry, data updates, generation of charts/tables and collaborating with others to share data across applications.
Works with other universities to benchmark and share best practices.
Maintains list of venture capital contacts and leads the quarterly VC newsletter from PSV.
With help from the team, creates and maintains a robust due diligence checklist for the accelerators and the investment fund.
Ensures all materials are properly stored in group folders.
Ensures all accelerator companies have met criteria for completion of their time in the accelerator such as company incorporation and generation of a cap table.
Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
Sets and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.
Has moderate/high levels of interactions with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information.
Performs other related work as needed.
Advanced degree in business and/or deep tech discipline (engineering, science, tech).
Background in program management or other directly related experience.
Adept working with or in entrepreneurship.
Working knowledge at an accelerator or incubator program.
Skillful in working with academic researchers and/or in an academic environment.
Proficient with technology transfer and commercialization, including internship or fellowship programs, in University or Industry setting.
Work effectively with a variety of constituents, including corporate executives, academic faculty, students and community members.
Excellent analytical and computational skills.
Outstanding organizational and problem-solving skills.
Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communications.
Attention to detail with clear understanding of how to prioritize workload appropriately.
Work well under pressure and manage multi-task projects.
Work independently with a high degree of initiative.
Work effectively within a team.
Proficiency with Office Suite, Airtable.
Flexible and work evening or weekend hours, on occasion.
Travel frequently between Hyde Park, downtown Chicago, and 53rd Street, with some limited travel outside of the Chicago area and/or internationally.
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