Accelerator Associate


  • Salary: 70k incl super
  • Location: Australia or NZ
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 28th Sep 2020 AEST

Job Description

This is a full-time job.

We're open to a start date in January, ideally sooner.

We’re looking for an Accelerator Associate with the skills and talent to help build the next version of Startmate. The core goal of this role is to support the Startmate accelerator program.

Supporting the accelerator program includes attracting and selecting the best founders in Australia, growing and engaging our mentor network, and managing three cohorts of founders per year across Sydney, Melbourne, New Zealand and San Francisco.

This is a key role on a small team at the centre of the Australian startup ecosystem. We’re looking for a super operator who can juggle dozens of balls at the same time. We want to work with a curious, humble, interested person who is passionate about leading a wave of change in Australia.

The Accelerator Associate will be responsible for:

  • Accelerator operations — owning the onboarding process, tracking founder progress, tracking and surfacing key metrics, scheduling and managing trips to San Francisco, scheduling and briefing mentors

  • Selection process — tracking applicants, coordinating mentor voting, supporting Interview Day and owning Office Hours

  • Financial operations— tracking the financial performance of our portfolio, maintaining our internal database, own the financial processes from investor documents and fundraising to sending out unit certificates

Background is less important than the key skills, which include:

  • Operational ability — you can keep a thousand balls in the air because you have everything in a system. You thrive in tough environments where there’s never enough time or budget — nothing stops you from delivering on your goals

  • Financial excellence - you love spreadsheets and you take pride in creating a seamless system

  • Communicator — you thrive on working with people, radical honesty, transparency and being a driving force of a whole community

  • Team work — you are able to manage multiple stakeholders and partners and keep everyone on track to deliver on time

Here are some of the things we love about working at Startmate:

  • Daily contact with the best founders, mentors, operators and investors in Australia

  • Inclusive and caring team who help each other grow and develop as people and as professionals

  • A constant masterclass in startup operations and a behind the scenes view into the world of early-stage venture capital investing

  • The feeling of making the right connection or giving the right feedback to help a founder unleash their talent and ideas on the world

  • Work fully remotely

You can read more about what happens at Startmate here.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

Applications closed Mon 28th Sep 2020


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You won't need a CV to apply to this job

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