Position Description: The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletics programs. The faculty at UCLA comprise one of the most intellectually productive academic communities in the nation, and the institution ranks among the nation's top five institutions in research funding. The UCLA Technology Development Group (TDG) is a group of professional staff dedicated to commercializing technology, collaborating with industry, and fostering entrepreneurship.
The number of startup companies spinning out of UCLA continues to trend above 20 per year. Supporting UCLA startups helps catalyze UCLA technologies to market, and increases the likelihood of royalty and equity-based returns to the university. TDG seeks a self-starter to support UCLA startup companies and aid in commercializing scientific research in the life and physical sciences as a Startup Support Associate.
The job duties of the Startup Support Associate include (1) Tracking spinouts created by UCLA faculty and students and building a database with relevant information; (2) Conducting support calls with startups and provide connections to investors, entrepreneurs, and talent; (3) Providing continued support through TDG's Startup in a Box program, connecting all UCLA-related startups to service providers including, corporate law firms, banks, human resources, and tax and accounting services, (4) Helping startups solidify their value proposition and create pitch decks, (5) Connecting UCLA startups to local, national and international competitions; and (6) Building a startup community in and around UCLA.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.