Program Manager

Plug and Play

Plug and Play

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

WHO WE ARE:

Plug and Play (PNP) Tech Center is the largest global innovation platform and one of Silicon Valley’s most active early stage investors. We bring together the best start-ups and the world's largest corporations to create meaningful connections that help top companies innovate and meet their strategic goals. We are on a mission to bring the benefits of startup-focused open innovation to all four corners of the world.

Plug and Play has over 45 locations across the world and our corporate members include: The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, USAA, Visa, Nationwide, Aflac, Daimler, Ford, Nissan, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Roche, Pfizer, Walmart, Coca Cola, Adidas, and over 500 more.

Plug and Play’s corporate members utilize Plug and Play to identify the best startups to meet their challenges. Plug and Play’s proven investment track record includes Honey, Guardant Health, ApplyBoard, BigID, Kustomer, Rappi, Flutterwave, Hippo, PayPal, Lending Club, Dropbox, and many more.

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WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

We’re a diverse team with backgrounds in technology and entrepreneurship and we’re growing rapidly to deliver on our mission. We’re actively seeking a Program Manager in Hoboken who is an operational powerhouse, organized, and can manage multiple projects at one time. As a Program Manager you will be running the 6- 12 months acceleration program up to twice a year by setting up events and networking sessions, own startup relationships, support business development with their corporate accounts and deal flows, prepare marketing collateral, order promotional materials and supplies for the team, and more.

HOW YOU’LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

Program + Corporations/Startup Facing

  • Build trusted relationships with key stakeholders within our partner organizations and support adoption, renewals, and new revenue opportunities. Eventually, take over some of those engagements to manage, nurture and grow such projects.
  • Host events, track corporate participation with high attention to detail and design new ways to increase corporate engagement.
  • Own relationships with startups in the accelerator program
  • Hold intake interviews, exit interviews, and make sure all startups are on track to meet program goals
  • Grow ecosystem of mentors and VCs to bring more value to the program
  • Set up sessions for startups to meet with Mentors, VC’s and corporate partners for the program
  • Collect feedback and develop an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement
  • Wrap up the program with a batch analysis report and individual startup report cards

Event Management

  • Setup events, mentor sessions, workshops, office hours, deal flows to build up the program
  • Book venue, brainstorm content, outreach speakers
  • Inform our network about upcoming events
  • Assist and coordinate travel arrangements with key individuals
  • Prepare name tags, demo table signs, registration, printouts for events
  • Meet on a regular basis with stakeholders to make communication easy and project manage to do’s for the team
  • Create and co-host community events to continue engagement and grow the local ecosystem
  • Create and host events virtually

Marketing

  • Coordinate a monthly newsletter / social media updates with the marketing team
  • Prepare flyers and communication tools with our marketing team for major events such as: Selection Day, Meetups, EXPO

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (Master’s degree is a plus)
  • Detail oriented, highly organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong process and analytical skills to identify inefficiencies and create improvements
  • Excellent communication skills and proficiency in public speaking
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • A passion for early-stage venture capital, startups, and entrepreneurship with a good understanding of emerging technologies

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • 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

* Attendance policy: 4 days at the office, 1 day home