SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Regional Startup Advisor and Mentor, Manager

Location
Singapore
Posted
Thursday, 27 May 2021
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 26 June 2021
Ref
581497510
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
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.

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