The Innovation Program Lead or Manager will play a key role in helping corporates and startups collaborate - through accelerators, pilot programs and learning journeys. The role will lead on the management and delivery of current and future innovation programs, in a high-paced environment, ideal for candidates hungry to learn by doing, leveraging networks and managing complex multi-stakeholder environments.
Have a strong business acumen on the Corporate Innovation (CI) landscape in Singapore and globally - know key players, competitors, strategic accounts, trends and opportunities and understand how each player deliver on their Corporate Innovation objectives, i.e. programs that they run
Execute accelerators and programs with excellence by curating the right subject matter experts, mentors, workshop leaders and speakers to bring breadth and depth to Found8’s methodologies, and together with the team, develop new ones
Create operating plans and budget oversight to ensure that the program runs smoothly, efficiently, achieving goals and targets
Facilitate and drive all necessary programme process, documentation and administration to ensure a high level of compliance and assure scalability
Responsible for the recruitment process of startups and scaleups into these programs- locally, regionally or globally by working with our partner networks such as the Google for Startups partner network
Able to use insights-based interviewing methodologies to interview and frame problem statements of clients and stakeholders; as well as assist our startups in overcoming their challenges
Manage all stakeholder communication during the delivery of the programme
Responsible for all post-programme feedback and reports to ensure continuous improvement on the delivery of our programmes
At least 5 years of work experience in innovation consulting, project management, client facing roles or building startup communities
Exposure and experience in using venture-building methodologies (Lean, Design Thinking, Agile)
Broad understanding of the startup ecosystem – its stages of growth, key actors, venture building blocks, various
Detailed-oriented, organised, dependable and strong in operations, events and project management is a must
Able to run and facilitate programme workshops is a plus
Comfortable with public speaking and experience interacting with C-suite
Highly adaptable, quick learner, self-starter with a structured mindset to approaching problem solving and meeting deadlines
You get things done fast, with a can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves attitude
We are South East Asia’s largest innovation centric community with 6 coworking spaces in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
After years of pioneering and creating the most authentic coworking communities in Singapore, we have found that the world needs a better way for coworking, innovation and growth. Found8 is a new singular vision and identity that drives growth and betterment for our diverse community of innovators.
At our core is the greatest asset we’ve always had, which is our visionary communities, partners and a true spirit of collaboration. On top of this we are bringing equal parts of our shared strengths to consistently produce game changing businesses, through our expanded network, beautiful spaces, and high touch customer services.
Found8 wants to be a force of change that leaves every individual and business better than when we found them.
Purpose: Build supportive environments that create change, advance communities and accelerate growth.
Values: Care Beyond Profits / Growth Mindset / Positive Impact / Unity in Diversity / Delivering on our Promises
Vision: Transform Found8 from a local coworking brand into a global brand that rebuilds the way communities share life by combining co-living, co-wellness and co-retiring