University of Wisconsin - Madison, Dept. of Computer Sciences

1930 20949
Position ID:UWMadison-ComputerSciences-CDL_VM [#20949]
Position Title: Venture Manager
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Madison, Wisconsin 53706, United States [map]
Subject Area: Administrative / Academia
Appl Deadline:2022/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/13)
Position Description:    

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The Creative Destruction Lab (CDL), originated at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, is one of the world's premier seed stage programs for massively scalable science based ventures. The program has created more than $2 billion in equity in less than six years targeting companies that have the potential to transform our social, industrial, and economic landscape.

Venture Managers are responsible for supporting CDL Site operations; focusing on venture recruiting, providing business development support to CDL Ventures, and leading initiatives to support the growth and continuous improvement of the program.

Recruitment & Selection: - Identifies and builds relationships with centers of innovation in the local ecosystem; including Universities, venture capital funds, incubators & accelerators, and tech associations to build a strong pipeline of CDL venture applicants - Executes outreach strategy for recruitment of incoming cohort - Builds pipeline of CDL prospects and works within Salesforce system to monitor and convert leads to applications - Assesses fit for early-stage science and engineering-based ventures that apply for the CDL program - Interviews companies and makes recommendations about who should be admitted to the program

Venture Management - Acts as coordinator between ventures, scientists, and students - Supports ongoing communication with CDL founders - Develops documentation to support CDL programming - Manages documentation workflow (Venture Summaries, Venture updates, Meeting Schedules, etc.)

CDL Operations: - Provides ad hoc event planning support to CDL Events Manager/Project Manager - Supports CDL event logistics as required, including conferences and CDL -Super Session- - Supports CDL administrative functions as required

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Contact: Lance Potter
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1210 W. Dayton St.
Room 5367 Computer Sciences
Madison, WI 53706-1613
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