Managing Director - Atlanta Program

Techstars Atlanta , GA 30301

Posted 4 months ago

Managing Director - Atlanta Program

Atlanta, GA

Job Summary

Techstars operates 40+ Accelerator programs around the globe and we're looking for a Managing Director (MD) who can lead our Accelerator and investment strategy in Atlanta, focused on Impact Investing. The MD is part of the Accelerator program team, working closely with an operationally focused Program Manager (PM) and several cross functional team members who support the program. The MD's focus is sourcing, investing in, and supporting the best companies; the PM's focus is operations - executing on Techstars proven playbook and delivering the best possible experience for Founders. The MD sets the strategic direction and investment profile within the program, including building a curated team of mentors, investors, and business advisors. The MD has overall ownership of the program success and partners with other operations units within Techstars to ensure the exceptional delivery of our programs, and the MD is ultimately responsible for turning good companies into great ones.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Define the strategic direction and investment profile within the program

  • Coordinate local activities with our existing Techstars Atlanta program team

  • Partner with program teams to create holistic strategy and delivery plan and then own overall responsibility for the successful execution of program.

  • Sourcing, recruiting and making the initial investments decisions in all companies selected.

  • Partner with internal Techstars' teams to create and drive the pipeline and recruitment of new companies across the entire Techstars network

  • Create and nurture a strong network of mentors, sponsors, investors and corporate partners.

  • Share expertise in term sheets, negotiations and fundraising.

  • Align with the Techstars vision and direction and support of overall organizational objectives.

  • Engage with founders to ensure Techstars is delivering on the promise "Do what's right for the founder".

  • Follow the proven playbook and share new best practices with the Techstars' team globally as you identify areas for innovation and improvement.

  • Represent Techstars in local community, both actively and passively.

  • Service the Techstars' network overall on and off-season: mentor new MDs, assist in other programs, work on strategic initiatives and develop meaningful and beneficial relationships across the Techstars ecosystem.


  • 7+ years of experience in fast-paced environments within technology, startups, entrepreneurship and venture capital.

  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations

  • Comfortable commanding a room; public speaking and community development is part of the job

  • Fits the Techstars' culture (#givefirst-i-ness, Entrepreneurial Inclination, High Quality and Network Focused)

  • Knowledge of DiSC, StrengthsFinder or similar tools is highly desirable

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent industry experience

  • Ability to travel 25% within territory, as well as other meetings and events around the globe

About Techstars

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Techstars 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 three divisions: Techstars Startup Programs, Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs and Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships. Techstars Mentorship-Driven Accelerator Programs help founders do more faster and Techstars Startup Programs inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs. Techstars Corporate Innovation Partnerships helps brands supercharge growth by accelerating innovation and cultural transformation. Techstars accelerator portfolio includes more than 1,400 companies with a market cap of $13.9 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.

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