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The University of North Carolina at Wilmington seeks a leader with vision, a track record in entrepreneurship, and a dynamic, inclusive, and enterprising style to serve as Director for the Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Founded in 2014, the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) offers programs, services, and activities to promote and support entrepreneurship and the creation of innovative new ventures in Southeastern North Carolina. The Center is an extension of the university and partners with both public and private organizations to support regional economic development and the creation and growth of innovation-based businesses. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 149 entrepreneurs were provided with services, mentoring, and funding support through the CIE.
The Director plays a critical role in the broad and growing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem at UNCW and the broader community. They strategically engage and leverage expertise and programs housed in many of the University’s academic divisions as well as University-supported resources and offices. The Director engages and supports UNCW students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as entrepreneurs throughout the community and region, in the creation of entrepreneurial ventures, knowledge-based jobs, and innovative business solutions.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has retained Opus Partners to support this recruitment. Sarah Gaines, Associate Partner, and Chris Stadler, Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations may be sent to Chris Stadler at email@example.com. The position is open until filled; applications received by January 17, 2022, are guaranteed full consideration.
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The Departments of Management and Marketing at Michigan State University are seeking to add a new tenure-track faculty member (open rank) beginning in August 2022 in the area of entrepreneurship. The ideal candidate should be terminally qualified in a relevant area of scholarship and have primary research and teaching expertise in entrepreneurship and interests aligned with management and/or marketing.
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Penn State seeks to fill the position of the Jack White Family Director of the Happy Valley LaunchBox powered by PNC Bank. Happy Valley LaunchBox is a signature program of IPS that provides connects local entrepreneurs and startup founders to no-cost resources, support, and facilities to help them de-risk and accelerate their ventures. Programs and services are open to entrepreneurs and innovators from Penn State as well as the community.
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The ideal candidate for the Assistant Director position should have prior work experience in higher education and/or professional experience, including five years of experience in startups or small businesses. Demonstrated success in developing and delivering educational entrepreneurship programs is preferred. Knowledge of and experience using the Lean Launch Methodology, Value Proposition Canvas and Business Model Canvas is preferred. The candidate should provide evidence of successfully collaborating with students, faculty, and benefactors. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion and the ability to work as part of a diverse team in a fast-paced, innovative environment. A master’s degree in a related field is required.
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Bentley University, one of the nation’s leaders in business education, seeks a strategic, forward-thinking and collaborative leader to serve in the critically important role of executive director for the Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business. Inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest are invited.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Applications should include, as two separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in the profile. Candidates will be considered until an appointment is made. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal.
Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacón Vance and Sarah Miller at BentleyExecutiveDirectorCWB@wittkieffer.com.
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The Assistant Director for Colgate’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs collaborates closely with colleagues and volunteers to create a supportive learning environment around innovation and entrepreneurship. With direction from the Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation programs, and in close collaboration with the Alumni Director of the Thought Into Action Incubator and Accelerator, the Assistant Director person has a critical role in the planning, implementation, and support for entrepreneurship and innovation programming, particularly Colgate’s Thought Into Action incubator and summer accelerator. The position manages program operations and communications for innovation and incubation based initiatives and fosters an environment that promotes creativity and accountability while prioritizing inclusion to advance student learning and programmatic outcomes. The role works primarily with student participants, and alumni and parent volunteers, but also engages with staff, faculty, and local community members.
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Blackstone Charitable Foundation is seeking an experienced Program Director to oversee and execute the Blackstone LaunchPad collegiate entrepreneurship program. The Blackstone LaunchPad network makes entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial skills accessible and relevant for all college students to help them build thriving companies and careers. We work with higher-ed institutions to deliver proven startup resources, facilitate access to a global network of mentors and advisors, and offer unique virtual and physical convening opportunities so thousands of diverse college students can go further, faster. Students learn by doing, gaining knowledge and critical skills to help them succeed as a founder or contributor to the innovation economy. LaunchPad currently operates on 46 college campuses and is available to 1 million students. Recently, the Foundation announced a $40 million commitment to expand the program to 75 campuses with a focus on those that have a majority diverse population or that serve under-resourced communities. Drawing on insights from ten years of experience, Blackstone LaunchPad will also develop new offerings to bring its critical entrepreneurship training to a broader set of students and offer an expanded set of programs for entrepreneurial skill-building – like building business acumen and creative problem solving – to support career mobility in 21st century jobs. Apply here.
The University of Richmond invites applications for an Instructor of Entrepreneurship beginning in January 2022 or possibly August 2022. This position will support the Entrepreneurship Concentration and Minor and the proliferation of entrepreneurial activities on campus, such as those organized as part of the new Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CIE) initiative. For more information click here