Posting Number 2017-3480 Location US-NY-Brooklyn Posted Date 8/4/2017 Union N/A School/Division NYU Tandon School of Engineering (PE1001) Department Name : Electrical & Computer Engineering FT/PT Full-Time
This grant funded position will oversee the community of faculty, entrepreneurs and media executives and technologists that participate in the Lab to build a ‘spinoff engine’ focused on commercializing media technologies from universities. The program is supported by funding from the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and through the support of NYC Media Lab’s corporate membership. The goal for the Combine is to match new technologies emerging in university labs, studios, classrooms and dorms with a program and resources to commercialize them in order to launch startup companies.
The Director of Entrepreneurship Programs will be responsible for managing NYC Media Lab’s Combine Program. The successful candidate will be a dynamic individual with a passion for the media and communications industry and demonstrated experience working in the startup and emerging media technology entrepreneurship ecosystem. There is a high degree of creative latitude in this position, but also a lot of detail. The successful candidate will, for instance, express big ideas on Medium one day and organize the logistics for a training session. The Director will plan and execute a variety of meetings, events and activities that bring together entrepreneurs in the Combine program with the Lab’s diverse stakeholders ranging from senior executives at the world’s leading media companies to investors and other interested parties.
Bachelors Degree; bachelors in related are preferred.
A minimum of 5-7 years experience
Deep understanding of media and tech companies, startup ecosystems, and entrepreneurship
Demonstrated excellent project management experience, possessing the ability to juggle multiple projects under tight deadlines
Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills, comfort with business and financial models, and skill working with data sets
Outgoing personality, ability to work with multiple stakeholders from various backgrounds including government and academic institutions
Demonstrated leadership for growing team and volunteers
Strong work ethic and a desire to build a strong network.
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