Regional Startup Advisor and Mentor, Manager

Thursday, 24 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 9 July 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Regional Startup Advisor & Mentor, 1-Year Contract (Manager)

Job Description

The SUSS (Singapore University of Social Services) Office of Career Development, Entrepreneurship Team, is seeking a Regional Advisor and Startup Mentor (Entrepreneurship). The successful candidate will be involved the following:

  • business advisory for student startups to support them with introductions to potential clients and business partners
  • design and drive start up incubation/acceleration and other support programmes
  • development of overseas partnerships to expand the universities’ entrepreneurship offerings in ASEAN, China and India, in particular the regional Impact Startup Challenges and regional Venture Builder.
  • development and facilitation of entrepreneurship related programmes.
  • engagement of corporations, organisations and institutions to strengthen academic-industry relations and to identify partnership opportunities for SUSS entrepreneurship programme.
  • Provide teaching and mentoring for entrepreneurial students

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about entrepreneurship; have awareness of current and emerging practices in the startup industry; are committed to help expand entrepreneurship offerings to ASEAN and China; have a keen interest in preparing and supporting young aspiring entrepreneurs and student startups; and are able to build long-term strategic partnerships.

Candidates should be intellectually nimble; have an eye for collaborative possibilities; and the ability to tackle challenging situations with finesse and determination. A willingness to travel is also expected.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Advise and guide student startups and provide introductions for commercialization.
  • Develop regional strategic partnerships.
  • Develop and facilitate entrepreneurship related programmes.
  • Engage and manage relationships with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Assist in the overseas expansion of the universities’ offerings to ASEAN, China and India.
  • Assist in mentoring and teaching of entrepreneurial students.
  • Undertake secondary appointments or duties in SUSS as required. 

Job Requirements

  • Degree holder with at least 5-10 years of professional experience. Experience in a startup or as entrepreneur will be useful.
  • Analytical with strong communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Intellectually inquisitive; with a good awareness of current and global affairs.
  • Driven, organized and detail-oriented.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Able to travel as required.