The University of Luxembourg aspires to be one of Europe’s most highly regarded universities with a distinctly international and interdisciplinary character .
It fosters the cross-fertilisation of research and teaching , is relevant to its country, is known worldwide for its research and teaching in targeted areas, and is establishing itself as an innovative model for contemporary European Higher Education.
The University s core asset is its well-connected world-class academic staff which will attract the most motivated, talented and creative students and young researchers who will learn to enjoy taking up challenges and develop into visionary thinkers able to shape society.
We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!
University of Luxembourg Incubator is looking to hire a Program Officer to help lead an exciting new startup accelerator.
Started in 2018, the University of Luxembourg Incubator (ULI) has led to creation of over 30+ companies and has made its mark in the Luxembourg startup ecosystem with mutiple of startups making it to the finals of the Fit4Start program.
Coupled with the incubation, the ULI offers training and mentoring to startups via the UL venture mentoring service. As a next step towards fueling the growth of ULI startups, we are preparing to launch a startup accelerator and we're looking for a Program Officer to take on a key role alongside our founder in leading the accelerator.
Prior experience with another startup accelerator or incubator, or startup is strongly preferred.
About the Accelerator
Funded by the National Research Foundation of Luxembourg via a Knowledge and Innovation Transfer (KITS) grant, the ULI is piloting the acceleration program over the next two years.
The goal is to support startups ready to fundraise an immersive experience in the US and Israeli startup ecosystems with the support of partners at the University of North Carolina and Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Experience with other accelerators is highly preferred, or at least experience in the startup / venture capital ecosystem or other experience you think lends well to this role.
Event planning experience is welcome too but not required. A willingness to learn and tackle new problems is great.
You will play a key role running the day to day programs for our founders (including mentoring startups, organizing talks by outside mentors, lining up meetings with angel + VC investors, handling administrative / logistical duties as needed , supporting the recruitment of more mentors / partners / investors, helping hire / train / manage seasonally hired interns and any other staff, and doing other roles as needed (we're a lean team so we all get the fun of doing everything!).
The Program Officer (PO) role is an exciting role with the main responsibility of helping run the accelerator and helping our portfolio of startups grow to be the next big thing.
You will implement the accelerator playbook, creating the best possible experiences and growth opportunities for our founders.
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