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Program Fellow 

Posted on Tuesday, Jan 6 2015 0:00 AM

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Greentown Labs Program Fellow Position

Background

Greentown Labs is the largest hardware, cleantech incubator in the northeast, inspiring
entrepreneurs to solve today’s most pressing energy and environmental challenges.
Greentown provides shared prototyping and co-working space to 40+ startups. Greentown
leverages its facility, partners, and sponsors to provide entrepreneurs access to the
equipment, services, education, and networks they need to grow their companies quickly.
Greentown is embarking on two new initiatives to reduce barriers to market for its
prototype-stage member companies. These initiatives were motivated by identified gaps in
the energy ecosystem today:

One year term position with possible opportunity to extend. The ideal candidate will be able to start on or about February 2, 2015.

  1. Manufacturing Program: Greentown companies are all hardware companies and require manufacturers. Unfortunately, many startups have little to no experience dealing with manufacturing and often do not know how to find the right manufacturers for their needs. For manufacturers, they need new customers and often lack the relationships to access the startup community. Additionally, many manufacturers have highlighted an education gap that startups have about the manufacturing process. This lack of knowledge requires manufacturers to step in and assist startups, which does not always result in a signed contract. This program is designed to create a pilot program to improve communication, education and a create a common understanding between startups and manufacturers so they can be better prepared for each others needs and form stronger more productive relationships.
  2. Strategic Partnerships Program: There is an investment gap between the prototype-stage and scaling stage of development for most Greentown Labs companies. While our companies are able to raise seed rounds to support initial prototype development, VCs prefer to support at the “scaling” stage, once the companies have revenue-generating products, or secured customers. However, before getting to scale, entrepreneurs need to test / refine their prototype towards a real market application. For this, they need a resource partner, such as a corporate strategic partner, that can provide capital as well as resources (e.g., facilities, expertise, channels) to move further on product development milestones. Greentown Labs’ Strategic Partnerships Program matches startups to corporates and allows both to collaborate on development projects that lead to longer term investment and partnership agreements.

These initiatives require the assistance of a high-energy Program Fellow with an ownership mentality, who is excited about helping emerging entrepreneurs reach their goals and accelerate to market.

Minimum qualifications/requirements:

  • Bachelors degree
  • 1 - 2 years of prior work experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Analytical mindset
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Organized, and detail-oriented
  • Academic and/or work experience related to the field of research, is preferred but not required

Job Expectations:

  • Maintain accurate records of interviews, events and program progress
  • Must be able to balance a team working environment with personal responsibility and project ownership
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Conduct research and stay up to date on current events & publications surrounding programs
  • Act as liaison between program stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation of project materials for submission to granting agencies, foundations, corporate partners, and investors
  • Assist in the preparation of articles, reports, and presentations
  • Prepare, maintain, and update marketing materials, blog posts & social media
  • Be able to assist with event management & execution

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by program managers and a general
collaborative team spirit will be expected.

Please email  TALENT@greentownlabs.com to apply!


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Position Type:Full Time
Travel Required:0% of the time (approximate)
Starts On:Jan 6, 2015

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Greentown Labs
28 Dane Street
Somerville, MA 02143

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Micaelah Morril               Generate vCard to add to Outlook (Add to Contacts)

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