Wednesday , 7 December 2016

Director Incubation at Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB)

Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place.

The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.

Job Title: Director Incubation

Location: Yaba, Lagos

Job Description

  • Co-creation Hub seeks an experienced entrepreneur with incredible people management skills to join our team to support the next generation of entrepreneurs entering our Incubation program.
  • The Director Incubation will be the prime interface for entrepreneurs and responsible for managing the operations, planning, marketing and development of CcHUB’s Incubation Office.
  • This position requires a team player with leadership qualities, excellent marketing skills, a professional and positive attitude, organization and dependability.

Responsibilities

  • Vet and support the selection of ventures to join the CcHUB Incubation portfolio
  • Overall planning of the activities, resources, budgets and operations of the Incubation Office

Pre-incubation:

  • Deal Flow generation, Screening of ideas, Research, working with idea proponents to build and launch their Minimum Viable Products
  • Lead formation of new business and provide incubation facilities to enable commercialization of the ventures.
  • To induct new entrepreneurs; create Incubation plans and implement them, keep track of the Incubation process; support business development efforts of ventures, etc.

Mentor Network:

  • Develop the mentor network for the Incubator and work with them to make ventures successful.
  • Actively engage in activities to help accelerate ventures through marketing and partnerships

Partnerships:

  • Forge partnerships with other organizations for providing services to ventures or the incubator; marketing the incubator, sponsorship etc. Liaison with the government and industries
  • Work with other units within CcHUB to provide adequate support to ventures in the portfolio

Market the Incubator and Business Development:

  • Be the face of the Incubator and actively promote it through various channels etc

Fund for ventures:

  • Work with co-ordination with senior management to administer seed funds for start-ups.
  • Prepare ventures for follow-on seed funding/support
  • Build and Manage the Incubation team
  • Prepare all required reports and maintain a comprehensive set of records on all venture activities
  • Administer the Incubation Office and any other activities, which requires the manager’s involvement

Qualifications/Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university. Master’s Degree in Business Administration is desirable
  • Up to 7 years experience in a business incubator, accelerator, start-up advisory or any kind of tech entrepreneurial experience
  • Previous experience running a start-up is desirable
  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft applications
  • Should have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Strong knowledge of the technology ecosystem in Nigeria

Additional Information

  • Self-motivated, thrive in leading a small team given lots of responsibilities.
  • Ability to think-through and develop positive user experiences.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidate should send their CV’s and a motivation letter to: c[email protected]

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