Ventures Associate

Plug and Play

Plug and Play

Hoboken, NJ, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024


Plug and Play Tech Center is the ultimate innovation platform, bringing together the best startups and the world’s largest corporations to create the most meaningful connections that bring innovation to anyone, anywhere. We are on a mission to bring the benefits of Silicon Valley to all four corners of the world.


We’re actively seeking a Ventures Associate to champion the Plug and Play business model. An ideal candidate has a passion for understanding how startups scale and is driven to take an active role in building out our ecosystem and investment portfolio. Associates are responsible for sourcing relevant startups and supporting deal teams on new investments. Associates also work with corporate partners on their technology needs and support overall program management.


Sourcing New Startups

  • Source startups for the respective program.
  • Attend calls or meetings with relevant companies.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with local VCs, universities, corporations, etc.
  • Actively network with startup founders at industry events and conferences.

Ventures’ Program Management

  • Schedule and facilitate deal flow meetings between startups and corporate partners.
  • Curate startup lists for corporate partners based on their technology interests.
  • Maintain relationships with industry partners.
  • Perform additional operational work for Plug and Play Ventures as needed.

Diligence/Investment Research

  • Support the deal team on investment opportunities.
  • Conduct high-level research; analyze the market, examine industry trends, track. competitive landscape, interact with financial models, etc.


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, or related fields is required.
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and the ability to think strategically, analytically, and creatively.
  • Highly organized, shown to meet tight deadlines along with consistent accuracy and attention to detail.


  • Communication - Must possess communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Must be proficient with public speaking.
  • Must possess exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate with C-Suite executives
  • Self-Starter - ability to start projects or plan events with minimal to no supervision.
  • Technical Fluency - Proficiency in GSuite, MS Office, CRM platforms, project management tools, etc.
  • Teamwork - Proven ability to build trusted relationships with colleagues, prospects and industry contacts and contribute towards high-impact results.
  • Passion for technology - Individual with passion for technology, entrepreneurship, investments, and high-tech startups
  • Project Management - ability to manage several ongoing projects with VCs, corporate partners, and startups.


    • Be part of Plug and Play - the biggest and fastest-growing startup innovation platform globally with locations worldwide
    • Be at the forefront of innovation and get access to groundbreaking technologies
    • Be part of a dynamic, international and open-minded team
    • Get access to and communicate with leading international tech executives, startups and investors
    • Work in a vibrant and unique working environment
    • Various opportunities for your career development after your internship
    • Contribute and realize your own ideas and have room for self-development

* This job requires in-person attendance, following a 4-day office attendance policy.