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Program Associate

Company: Plug and Play Platform Spain S.L
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Plug and Play is a global innovation platform and venture capital firm. Our mission is to make innovation open to anyone, anywhere. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurs join our vertical-specific accelerator programs to team up with our corporate members or receive a direct investment from Plug and Play. Plug and Play has over 40 locations across the world and our corporate members include: The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, USAA, Visa, Nationwide, Aflac, Daimler, Ford, Nissan, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Pfizer, Walmart, Coca Cola, Adidas, and over 500 more. Plug and Play's corporate members utilize Plug and Play to identify the best startups to meet their challenges. Plug and Play's proven investment track record includes Honey, Guardant Health, ApplyBoard, BigID, Kustomer, Rappi, Flutterwave, Hippo, PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox, and many more.
Plug and Play Tech Center is currently looking for a Program Associate to oversee 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 Associate supports the startups accepted into the acceleration program to make sure they are getting the most out of Plug and Play. - -
Startup Facing:

  • 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


          • 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, and follow our global standards

                Event Planning:

                • 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. -

                    • interface.


                      • Focus on building a strong ecosystem to support the program

                        • Work closely with the team to analyze and build best practices and develop accountability
                        • Do the homework to understand the industry and cultural context within the operating region: attend conferences and trainings, read up on latest trends
                        • Remain accountable to the bottom line
                        • Most importantly, ensure that startups perceive value from the relationship. Build a strong program to help them improve their product and tap into Plug and Play's network

                          REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

                          • Bachelor's degree

                            • 1-3 years' customer service and sales experience required
                            • Project management and business operations experience a plus
                            • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
                            • Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills
                            • Demonstrate integrity, dependability, responsibility, accountability, self-awareness, work ethic, and empathy
                            • Passion and understanding for entrepreneurial communities

                              *Plug and Play's global attendance policy: 3 days at the office, 2 days home.
                              **All offers of employment may be contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks may be conducted on all final candidates.

Keywords: Plug and Play Platform Spain S.L, Sunnyvale , Program Associate, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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