TechQuartier is currently looking to fill a Startup Ecosystem Manager position. Applications will be accepted until June 1st.

About TechQuartier

Truly independent and run with passion, TechQuartier (TQ) serves as a creative arena and nexus point for entrepreneurs and innovators from the financial industry and beyond.

Based in Frankfurt, which is known as the finance (and Fintech) hub of continental Europe, the TechQuartier has quickly established itself as key partner and strategic ressource for startups and scaleups within that ecosystem. We work very closely not only with numerous founders and startups, but also with local universities, the city of Frankfurt, the state of Hessen, more than 15 corporate partners as well as numerous international hubs.

TQ represents a large community of forward-thinking professionals eager to connect, learn & collaborate. With our numerous programs and events, we empower innovators and accelerate game-changing ideas.

About the role :

The recently adopted Masterplan 2022 – supported by the government of Hesse, science and the industry describes, clearly the mission behind TechQuartier’s activities: to become the leading Startup-Hub and FinTech hotspot in Germany. We are therefore looking for passionate individuals determined to help us achieve this goal. Those qualified and experienced individuals will be mandated to take charge of the various steps of the Masterplan, build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders across the TQ network, and oversee the successful attainment of the various milestones of the Masterplan.

We are looking for a : Startup Ecosystem Manager

The responsibilities attached to the position are to :

Project management
• Manage multiple projects or accounts through their complete lifecycles, and interact appropriately with external & internal parties;
• Actively research, design and create content for acceleration programs (program structure; agenda; potential speakers and prospective participants; communication copy; workshop content);
• Source speakers (founders, executives and experts) and participants (startups & founders) for TechQuartier’s programs
• Work with the TQ Management and Team to support project delivery through the coordination of the different measures and project resources;

Business development
• Acquire sponsors and partners interested in supporting the empowerment of entrepreneurs and the development of the Frankfurt Rhein-Main startup ecosystem;
• Identify, target and document partnership opportunities that support the TechQuartier value proposition;

Relationship building & communication
• Cultivate strong relationships and regular communication with ecosystem partners; identify potential synergies, develop partnerships and win-win collaboration in support of the Masterplan;
• Position yourself as a key ressource within TQ and ensure quality service delivery;
• Create content associated with your role, such as press releases, pitch decks for the purpose of partnership building, business development support documentation and progress reports.

Academics

– You hold an academic degree in a relevant business or technical field.

Work experience

– Minimum 2 years of experience in handling multifunctional projects with various entities and stakeholders.

– Proven track record with examples of entrepreneurial spirit and trendsetting/forward-looking projects handled and supervised.

– Experience in project management involving many partners in the private, public or academic sectors and dealing with business imperatives will be strongly valued.

Skills & Competencies

– Passion for Innovation, Collaboration and Co-creation.

– Vision, ”big picture” mindset.

– Self-reliant, autonomous working style.

– Articulate thought, effective communication, tact and diplomacy.

– Fast learner and ability to react rapidly and flexibly in the face of new and changing demands.

– Service-orientation and collegiality are musts, as well as a good sense of responsibility and intrinsic motivation.

– Skilled with MS-Office and Project Management tools.

Language skills

– Fluency in both German and English is required.

Conditions

– Full-time position (2 year contract, renewable)

If this is the kind of work culture you enjoy and a challenge you want to take on, we want to know about you! Please send your application, including CV, references and salary expectations to jobs@techquartier.com before June 1st, 2018.