Manager, Venture Programs – Independent Contractor
Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Programs, the Manager, Venture Programs will undertake various initiatives including, but not limited to (dates are flexible): • January 2022: Customer Interviews • February 2022: Application Launch • March – April: Applications open • May 2022: Bootcamp/Selection Day • June 2022: Onboarding/customer matching • July – September: Accelerator program • October: Demo Day
About KNBA & Hub350: The Kanata North Business Association (KNBA) is committed to representing and advocating for the best interests of the over 540 member businesses located in Canada’s Largest Technology Park. As a critical engine behind Ottawa’s economic development and a globally recognized technology and innovation hub, the Kanata North Tech Park is home to a robust and vibrant tech ecosystem.
Hub350 aims to create a connected innovation community & world class 5G hub to further position the Kanata North Tech Park as a global competitor for talent, ideas, and investment. Our mission is to support innovation across Ottawa’s business community and empower local technology entrepreneurs to succeed.
Responsibilities: • Develop content and create plans for all Venture programs • Create an annual event and program strategy for all Venture programs • Manage all logistics for each event including venue, food, AV, agenda, speakers, moderators, production plans and event timelines • Establish relationships with venues and partners • Liaise with Communications department to send invitations and communications • Reserve event space • Manage ticket sales for large events (Eventbrite) and all communications • Communicate with clients • Manage invitation group lists and ensure they are up to date • Manage event budget • Nurture partner relationships and engage partners when opportunities arise
Skills & Qualifications: • 5 years of relevant professional experience • Post secondary degree/diploma in Marketing/Finances/Event Planning • A proven track record of successful events • Experience in creating event timelines • Exceptional Customer service skills • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills • Management skills • Negotiation skills • A basic understanding of the finance and/or technology industry and what the events are usually like • An understanding of social media and other marketing skills used to send invitations and promote events • Knowledge of performance monitoring methods for events and the ability to create reports to guide future event coordination improvements • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented • Ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment • Experience in MS Office applications • Ability to exercise good judgement, take initiative and act proactively • High standards of ethics and confidentiality • Ability to travel to company events as needed
Objectives of the Position: • Support and enhance the work being done currently by the Kanata North Business Association by bringing fresh perspectives, new energy, and ideas • The Kanata North Financial Hub programs encourage communication and connectivity amongst financial institutions, investors and government funders through shared interests, improved accessibility, and the creation of welcoming public spaces and events in order to provide easier access to growth stage capital for member companies to scale and succeed • Hub350 facilitates connections across a broad range of local, national and international banks, private lenders, VC's and angels by providing the international finance community with a space to soft land in and programming that connects them to our greater technology community at large. • Programs/Events and benefit to investors • Space to host meetings with investors who are already active in within the region. • Access to diversity of new deal flow with direct and more frequent introductions to member companies. • Capital efficient investments and talent performing at 4x national productivity rate • Annual International Investor Summit. • Regular thought-leadership, research and benchmark studies to develop global insights into the state of investment activity in the Canadian technology ecosystem. • Quarterly investor connections and pitch days to promote collaboration.
Expectations: • All matters are dealt with confidentially and professionally • Respect for a professional business environment in which we deal directly with the over 500 companies and partners in the area and beyond • Clear communications with the staff of the KNBA • Enthusiasm for our mission
Established schedule for work Tasks: • Develop Hub350 Venture Programs providing new ideas to improve current events • Communications • Event support • Other tasks as assigned
Start Date: Immediately
Number of Positions Available: 1
Location: Remote/350 Legget Drive, Kanata, ON K2K 2W7
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