The Entrepreneurship Institute exists to support entrepreneurial thinking, skills and experiences amongst King’s students, staff and alumni. No matter the career, skills to innovate and to be entrepreneurial will be invaluable. We support people to have careers as entrepreneurs and start up innovative new businesses and social enterprises, but also to be innovative in their chosen career – whatever that might be. We create agile corporate employees, entrepreneurial public sector staff and innovative medics. We are a fast-paced and high performing team delivering a range of programmes and initiatives at scale across the university.
Our vision is that by 2029 everyone at King’s will have had the opportunity to make entrepreneurship part of their DNA.
The Ventures Manager will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of acceleration support for entrepreneurs and ventures from the King’s eco-system of student, alumni and staff (founder-owned IP).
The role holder will be responsible for supporting the best, early-stage, diverse, entrepreneurial talent amongst the King’s community to start better and scale through an intensive 12-month accelerator. Built on the principals of embedding and implementing knowledge, complimented with our unique framework the 7 Skills of an Entrepreneurial Mindset.
The Ventures Manager will be responsible for the design, development and curated delivery of an inclusive programme for a minimum of 20 ventures with clearly defined evaluation processes to objectively review and to evolve the programme based on participant feedback.
They will be responsible for sourcing the best, early-stage ventures and will be required to develop compelling outreach initiatives to promote the Accelerator to build a robust pipeline of entrepreneurial talent. Furthermore, the role holder will be required to work collaboratively with Entrepreneurial Skills Officers, our in-house Investor Relations manager and Venture Managers to create pathways and develop robust and commercial propositions.
The Ventures Manager will play a fundamental role in the holistic strategy of the Entrepreneurship Institute to support the financial stability of early-stage ventures as well as encouraging a wider ethos of entrepreneurial mindsets across the university and help King’s College London stand out as an example of good practice in this area.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.
This is a full time post