The Program manager is responsible for building the foundation for the program, our key service for our corporate partners as well as startups/ tech companies. The Program manager is responsible for the day-to-day tasks that their vertical faces in terms of scheduling deal flows between corporations and startups, planning events for networking, preparing monthly newsletters for their vertical, ordering promotional materials and supplies for the team, and other essential duties as needed.
The Program Manager supports the startups accepted into the acceleration program to make sure they are getting the most out of Plug and Play.
Duties and Responsibilities
Funneling all individual interest of our corporate partners into the outline of the program and timeline (e.g. Workshops, Innovation Days, etc.). This is executed together with the partner success and ventures team.
Create meaningful and positive relationships with the startups in your vertical. Introduce new members to corporate partners when there is a potential match or opportunity. Arrange casual dinners or group lunches in an effort to form a sense of community amongst the startup batches. Host bi-weekly sync calls, while remaining the contact for all startup facing questions.
Build and maintain an ecosystem of relevant stakeholders around innovation, venture capital and startups (incl. clusters, government representatives, mentors, coaches, keynote speakers, etc.)
Prepare documents for major events such as: Selection Day, New Start up Orientation Day, flyers for meetups, and so forth (Documents must be approved by Marketing before submitting). Coordinate a monthly newsletter with your team to keep entire network up to date on events. Work with our Marketing team to post relevant news and updates to social media.
Customize and prepare respective materials as they pertain to different events. Update Orientation packets for each new batch of startups. Collaborate with Mentors and plan group, one on one, or individual sessions for pitch polishing; organize catering and inform startups of the mentor session. Schedule monthly team meetups. Confirm attending startups for the EXPO event; gather all information for the EXPO brochure regarding startups from your vertical; record attendees; prepare corporate nametags and essentials.
Update documents as changes occur, including Mailchimp, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Order necessary materials and equipment from vendor and prepare purchase orders for accounting. Manage all calendar invites for events. Track startup success and create case studies.