Program Manager, Techstars Scale-Up Program

Techstars Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 weeks ago

Techstars is looking for a Program Manager (PM) who can lead the operations of our Techstars Late Stage Program. The Program Manager is one half of the program team, consisting of one operations-focused Program Manager and a partnership and investment focused Program Director. The PM's focus is program operations: executing on the program playbook and delivering the best possible program experience for companies and our corporate partner.

PMs are responsible for ensuring the successful execution of the program, including partnership execution, project and event management, program scheduling, and recruiting, hiring, training and management of the seasonally hired Associate team. Familiarity with the venture-backed company ecosystem is preferred but not required. Comfort working in a distributed, remote work environment and enthusiasm for tackling new and interesting problems as a self-starter is a must for this role.

In This Role You Will...

  • Partner with the Program Director to develop the program plan, and then own the overall responsibility for the successful execution of the program.

  • Ensure the program is following best practices and executing upon outlined content and curriculum of the program playbook and delivering the best possible experience to companies, mentors, partners and other program stakeholders.

  • Own the overall logistics, operations, administration, scheduling, calendar management and event planning for the program.

  • Continuously improve program curriculum and content by collecting feedback from companies and our corporate partner.

  • Recruit, hire and manage the seasonal Associate team.

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


  • 5+ years of experience in fast-paced, entrepreneurial environments with a focus on business operations, project or program management.

  • Strong interest in the discourse around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital.

  • Proven attention to detail through prior work and life experience.

  • Comfortable with a variety of responsibilities we're lean so we all have to roll up our sleeves!

  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations.

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university.

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 1,900 companies with an estimated market cap of over $25 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 handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity nor any other basis prohibited by law.

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