The Cleantech Open is seeking a volunteer Metro Director to coordinate activities in Eastern Washington and the surrounding area. The job listing includes is posted below.
Metro director overview:
We need a few energetic and engaging rock stars to help run the Cleantech Open regional accelerator. As a Metro Director, you will work alongside our metro and regional leadership to help run all aspects of the 2015 accelerator in Eastern Washington and the surrounding area.
Metro Directors will get hands on experience running a business accelerator, working with entrepreneurs, business professionals, investors and civic leaders. Metro Directors help run our recruiting activities, summer Academy, business clinics, investor events and regional awards. Along the way, you’ll meet great entrepreneurs, well established investors, local and state leaders and a bunch of generally brilliant people.
Who we’re looking for:
We need a creative and inquisitive volunteer with a passion to learn and apply something new every day. You must have a desire to make a difference in the environment and in industry with clean technology and be open to working with entrepreneurs, sponsors and other volunteers in a team environment.
Ability to commit approximately eight hours / week for a minimum of eight months is required.
What you’ll do:
Metro Directors will wear a number of hats:
Build a local volunteer team of ambassadors in Eastern Washington and the surrounding area to assist in program execution.
Build the local Cleantech Open network: Engage and build relationships with key strategic partners across Eastern Washington, including business, professional organizations, government, academia/research, investors, and accelerators/incubators.
Be the face of Cleantech Open in Eastern Washington and the surrounding area.
Facilitate program execution: Work with your local team to recruit entrepreneurs into the program, coordinate their accelerations experience, and prepare them for regional and national showcasing events.
What you’ll get:
Our volunteers have an opportunity to expand their cleantech networks and to tap into the local startup ecosystem. Volunteers range from recent graduates to seasoned business executives. Benefits include:
Networking: Regular interaction with the brightest entrepreneurs, mentors, investors and corporate professionals
Learning: Great exposure & education on building a successful enterprise from startup to mainstream player
Leadership: A chance to roll up your sleeves & make an impact with an established technology accelerator
Career: A prestigious entry on your resume that reflects practical know-how in getting a cleantech business running successfully, including potential references, recommendations and expertise
About the Cleantech Open
The Cleantech Open is a non-profit organization dedicated to "find, fund and foster" the best ideas in cleantech. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, we are an international network of business professionals, mentors and volunteers that span the US and 30 countries, linking early stage cleantech companies with investors, business partners, mentors and advisors in an effort to accelerate their cleantech businesses.
During the past nine years, more than 1000 cleantech companies have taken part in our program and have gone on to raise over a billion dollars in venture funding. We’re now the world’s largest cleantech accelerator measured by our vast network of mentors and investors and by the engagement and generous contributions from Wells Fargo, University of Phoenix, Arrow and many other great companies.
For more details, visit the Cleantech Open website.