[email protected] Startup Catalyst

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Job Title: [email protected] Startup Catalyst
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 221892
Job Summary Serving within the Research Faculty of The Institute, Startup Catalysts directly support the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. Primarily these 50% part-time roles provide entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration services to Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) companies in strategic areas that foster their development and encourage growth. ATDC recruits for part-time Startup Catalysts on a continuous basis. As of the date of this posting ATDC has a specific need to recruit incumbents who specialize in supporting Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and under-represented entrepreneurs and innovators. Incumbents in this role will serve the SE Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Inner City Innovation Hub (ICIH) under the [email protected] program. This will include (overall) recruiting MBE entrepreneurs and startups; marketing the [email protected] Program; and assisting with the development of the ICIH.

This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. Final job offers will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook.

    Engage in continuous outreach with the MBE communityBuild a suite of practices which helps ATDC’s MBE Vertical members be successfulAdvise [email protected] entrepreneurs and member companies in strategic areas (business operations, fundraising, marketing, etc.) that foster their development and encourage growth.Manage and cultivate relationships within the Minority Business Enterprise community, including mentors, investors, prospective business advisors/partners, CEOs, and community innovation leaders to promote market outreach and business development.Manage and cultivate ATDC relationships with mentors, investors, prospective business advisors/partners, CEOs, and community technology leaders to promote market outreach and business development.Support the creation of blended spaces where MBEs, startups, and entrepreneurs can be part of a larger shared communitySupport vision and mission of the SE MBDA Inner City Innovation Hub with research, program concepts and the implementation of program goals and metrics.Serve as an advocate for awards, conferences, and recognition for MBEs.Identify and/or develop resources to cultivate and assist member [email protected] companies and applicants (including delivery of entrepreneurial programs/events that promote business development & growth).Support MBEs with research initiatives and technology transfer, digital innovation, use of machine learning and artificial intelligence.Spawn future mentors and success stories for the Inner-City Innovation HubCapture the journey of each entrepreneur, startup, or business enterprise as they participate in the Vertical.Evaluate and assess business potential of [email protected] applicant companies and provide recommendations for membership.Perform other related duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications Basic Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Business, Marketing, Technology, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related/relevant field.

Experience: Prior experience working with under-represented innovators and entrepreneurs or at an incubator/accelerator program

Skills: Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess complex information; coaching and consulting experience; and an ability to use independent judgment and communicate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education: MBA and/or master’s degree in business/technology or related/relevant field.

Preferred Skills/Work Experience: Seven to ten years job-related work experience. Preferred applicant backgrounds include:

    Business owner or founder of a technology startup or early stage startup experience;Experience operating/leading programs for under-represented innovators, entrepreneurs or business owners;Leadership experience managing an incubator, accelerator or company; Leadership or supporting role in securing multiple rounds of financing (angel or venture); Demonstrated record in developing and/or implementing program concepts, goals and metrics;Multi-lingual proficiency, especially Spanish speaking fluencyStrong familiarity with the Atlanta business community
About Us This position will reside within the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) and be assigned as an Extension Professional. For more information about EI2 see: h ttps://innovate.gatech.edu/

The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is a startup incubator that helps technology entrepreneurs in Georgia launch and grow successful companies. ATDC is one of the oldest and most successful research university affiliated incubators in the United States and was named by Forbes as one of the "Top 12 Business Incubators Changing the World.” Founded in 1980, ATDC has fostered innovation and economic development by graduating more than 150 companies, which together have raised over $2 billion in outside financing. To learn more about ATDC, visit: h ttps://atdc.org/

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, leads Federal government efforts to promote the growth and global competitiveness of minority business enterprises (MBEs). The only agency dedicated to growing and strengthening MBEs, MBDA has established key priorities designed to overcome the unique challenges faced by MBEs. MBDA has established the Inner City Innovation Hub program as part of its focus on creating programs that prioritize the deployment of technology and innovative business concepts toward growth and productivity for minority-owned firms. MBDA is seeking to promote minority entrepreneurs, with a focus on technology and innovation, to become engines of economic growth in their communities. Georgia Tech operates the Atlanta MBDA Business Center and the Atlanta MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center in addition to the SE MBDA Inner City Innovation Hub.

Georgia Tech Extension Professionals are research personnel assigned to fulfill the extension service mission of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond. This mission includes, but is not limited to, technology-based economic development, technology commercialization and deployment, entrepreneurship, start-up company incubation, and business/industry outreach. Extension Professionals also provide educational programs for business and industry in support of these missions through facilitating and fostering increased industrial engagement and sponsorship of applied research activities at Georgia Tech. Extension Professional appointments are based on the merit and special qualifications of the individual and follow the same general ranking, hiring, and promotion principles as other professional research faculty ranks.


The primary office location can/may be in the metro-Atlanta area however, incumbent in this position may be expected to travel and remain flexible to on-site daily service delivery hours (due to client schedules and/or project requirements).

Contact Information

Hiring Manager for this Role: Donna Ennis ([email protected])

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.




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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 12/5/2020
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