Techstars Design Associate, Detroit
Interested in becoming an associate for Techstars Detroit? You will help build the next amazing batch of mobility startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode beyond all reasonable comprehension. You will have the opportunity to sit in on mentor meetings and get to know the best entrepreneurs and investors in the city. You will also have access to full involvement in Techstars social events with the founders and local community.
It's basically a chance to get amazing experience, broaden your network in ways you could never imagine and get exposure to some of the greatest up and coming companies and teams in the country. Historically, most 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
Do you want to have an impact on future industry leaders while enhancing your portfolio? Do you enjoy getting involved in many different aspects of design? From graphic design to UI/UX and even physical print design? You will be helping companies with their branding and marketing - think logos, pitch decks, presentations, events, etc.
BA/BS degree or 2-5 years of professional design experience.
Knowledge that spans user experience, user interface, visual, and interactive design.
An understanding of what makes an experience good or bad.
Experience working in an iterative design environment including giving and receiving feedback.
A drive to get better every day and are always looking for opportunities to learn.
A great attitude, desire to learn and meet new people, lots of energy and enthusiasm
Willingness to commit to the equivalent of a full time position for a three month time period and available days, evenings, or basically whenever needed. Schedule is flexible but a strong commitment is expected.
Currently live in Detroit or would be willing to live here for the duration of the program.
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Techstars helps entrepreneurs succeed. Through the Techstars Worldwide Entrepreneur Network, founders and their teams connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporate partners who will help their companies grow.
Techstars operates four divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs, Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships, and the Techstars Venture Capital Fund. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Program supercharges success and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Venture Capital Fund invests in the most innovative and disruptive Techstars companies to fuel their success. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands create world-changing products and services. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,000 companies with a market cap of $8.1 billion.
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 disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, nor any other basis prohibited by law.