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Accelerator Operations Lead, Techstars & Western Union Accelerator

As an Accelerator Operations Lead you will help build the next amazing batch of startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode. You will have the opportunity to sit in on mentor meetings – get to know the best entrepreneurs and investors in Fintech up close and personally. You will also have access to full involvement in Techstars social events with the founders.

It’s a chance to get amazing experience, broaden your network in ways you could never imagine, get exposure to some of the greatest up and coming companies and teams in the world. Historically, some associates end up being employed by one of the teams or by someone they met during the span of the three months. Many also go on to build their own companies.

General Job Description

Along with the Program Manager, the Accelerator Operations Lead is tasked with the success of a particular Techstars program. This opportunity affords high visibility and responsibility as the Accelerator Operations Lead works side by side with a prominent Managing Director and Senior Program Manager, helping early stage companies through the Techstars mentorship driven accelerator model.

The Accelerator Operations Lead will have autonomy and discretion over decisions that are critical to the accelerator program's success. This role is responsible for the planning and execution of the program from the pre-program stage and throughout the duration of the program. Project management experience as well as familiarity with the early stage venture backed company ecosystem is preferred. A willingness to learn and comfort tackling new problems is a must. This role is a temporary, full time, paid position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Engage with Techstars founders and plan activities, meetings, and events that drive them toward success
  • Manage relationships with mentors, including Mentor office hours which spans 2 weeks and the coordination of over 500 meetings
  • Recruit and manage 2-10 contractors
  • Innovate our current practices and execute upon outlined content and curriculum of the program
  • Calendar management (mentors, talks, events, general programming)
  • Plan various events throughout the program (Founder stories, weekly meetings, Demo Day, influential speakers)
  • Represent Techstars in local community, both actively and passively


  • 3-5 years in fast-paced project or program management focused position
  • Strong interest in the discourse around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital
  • Proven attention to detail through prior work or life experience
  • Strong familiarity with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices
  • Experience in event planning and logistics
  • Comfortable with a variety of responsibilities, wearing multiple hats
  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations
  • Fits the Techstars culture (people-oriented, adaptable, supportive, creative)
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university


About Techstars
Techstars is an investment and innovation group that connects entrepreneurs, investors, corporations, and city governments to solve challenges across industries and geographies. We pioneered the accelerator program model in 2006 working toward our vision of a connected global economy of innovation.

Techstars is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity nor any other basis prohibited by law.
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Business Strategy & Ops
May 25, 2021
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The worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas—entrepreneurs create the future, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Today our mission is to make innovation accessible to everyone, everywhere. We do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations, and cities to create a more sustainable and inclusive world. Since 2006, Techstars has invested in more than 2,200 companies and today has a market cap of $27 Billion.

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