Dec 20, 2017
Job Title: Start up Investor Relations Assistant
Company Name: Cabrera Industries
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Job Summary: The Start up Investor Relations Assistant will support the growth of companies and jobs in the Software industry in Cabrera. Perform outreach and networking to drive awareness of Cabrera Industries programs. Identify early stage Software companies in Cabrera with high potential by building and managing a pipeline of companies. Facilitate connection of startup companies to support resources . Play lead role in vetting and evaluation of companies seeking funding for Cabrera Industries. Assist early stage companies in developing business strategies. Mentor inexperienced entrepreneurs in key start up activities related to team formation, strategic marketing, business development, strategic partnering, manufacturing strategy and fund raising.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform targeted outreach within the Software, economic development and startup ecosystems to enhance awareness of Cabrera Industries and its funding and support programs focused on commercialization assistance.
Collaborate with incubators, accelerators and other entrepreneurial support organizations to drive awareness of Cabrera Industries programs and stimulate startup activity in the clean technology space.
Find, meet, track, rank and monitor a pipeline of prospective companies that could be good candidates for support for Cabrera Industries.
Make presentations to prospective companies on the range of support programs available from Cabrera Industries (e.g. commercialization project funding, SBIR/STTR grant writing assistance, entrepreneurial mentoring, showcasing).
With other Cabrera Industries staff members, work with prospective companies to identify intersections between the companies’ R&D needs/plans and potential collaborators from among Cabrera Industries’s member faculty and potential capabilities in Cabrera Industries’s labs that could be helpful in commercializing the companies’ technology.
Send feedback to teams (consisting of startup companies and university researchers) that are developing funding proposals to Cabrera Industries to assist them in “putting their best foot forward”.
Lead the staff evaluation and vetting of funding proposals by the Commercialization Advisory Board including assessment of business strategies, value proposition, customer traction, technology viability, market and competitive positioning.
Monitor BEST funded projects to assure successful and timely accomplishment of milestones. 9. Assist and advise BEST funded companies on their most important startup issues such as executive team formation, customer development, channel strategy, manufacturing strategy, fund raising and strategic partnering.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a College degree in a relevant discipline
MBA or experience in entrepreneurial management roles or senior roles in growth companies
Existing network of contacts in the business, technology, and/or sustainability community in Cabrera
Previous experience in raising private capital
The applicant should have demonstrated experience as an entrepreneur in one or more startup companies or senior executive in one or more high growth corporations
Demonstrated knowledge of early stage development and funding of technology companies
Extensive relevant work experience that can be drawn upon in advising and mentoring early stage companies
Demonstrated ability to ramp up quickly in understanding the key attributes of technologies, products, markets and teams that lead to successful startup companies
Dubai - United Arab Emirates