Manager - Programs (IIMAvericks)

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Full-time

Program Overview

The IIMAvericks program provides mentoring & financial support to graduating students to take the road less travelled and start-up. The program provides prototyping grants, stipends, acceleration support and training workshops to the start-ups. The program has also been extended to recent alumni in the form of an Entrepreneurship in Residence grant.

The program is offered to graduating IIMA students & recent alumni who are starting up or already have a functional start-up anywhere in India. CIIE follows a virtual incubation model & it is not necessary for the start-up to be stationed in Ahmedabad. Over the last 5 years, CIIE has supported around 60 alums with a fellowship and another 35 students with an idea validation summer internship.

Role Description

This will be a student/ start-up interfacing role and would demand candidate to possess excellent client relationship management skills, communication skills, stakeholder management apart from the hands-on experience of managing complex projects.  The candidate would be required to mentor early stage and idea stage start-ups and help them with business and financial modelling.

Job Description

  • Provide advisory and support services to program portfolio companies
  • Consult start up on their business and financial models when needed.
  • Mentor IIMA students looking to start up
  • Support student focused programs to identify potential entrepreneurs at IIMA.
  • Provide ongoing monitoring of portfolio companies, including a review of monthly financial results and other key performance indicators
  • Monitor business performance of portfolio start-ups, liaison with other stakeholders and provide industry connects
  • Interact and maintain relationships with portfolio companies, mentors and investors
  • Create timely portfolio update reports

Key Skills/Abilities

  • Excellent spreadsheet skills
  • Knowledge & understanding of technology would be an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving approach
  • Ability to identify and deliver new ideas to address key challenges
  • Self-motivated and ability to define, structure and prioritize work for self
  • Communication and persuasion skills with the ability to think quickly

Qualification/Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management/ Engineering from a top tier college (IIT/NIT/DU etc)
  • Experience of working with early stage VC firms, Start-ups and start-up related organizations is preferred
  • 2-3 years’ experience of working in operations/ strategy consulting program/project management roles

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