We uplift people and economies around the world through entrepreneurship.
Who We Are
We have backed more than 2,400 companies or 5,000+ entrepreneurs in 75+ countries. Notable investments in the 500 portfolio include Credit Karma, Twilio, Canva, Grab, Bukalapak, The RealReal, Talkdesk, Knotel, Udemy, and Ipsy. Most significantly, those companies have helped create thousands of jobs and delighted millions of customers all over the world. Because of our global network and expertise, we are in a unique position to build startups ecosystems worldwide.
What You Will Do
As the APAC Regional Director for the Startup Programs team, you will oversee the implementation of all 500’s global innovation programs in the region, taking a strong sense of ownership and accountability for the success of the operations team and programs. These programs include accelerator programs, founder bootcamps, Demo Days, education programs for corporates, accelerator managers, and investors, and more!
This position will ideally be based in Singapore to work closely with its counterpart on the business development team, but for the right candidate can also be remote. Your team will be spread out across the APAC region (Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Malaysia, Australia etc.) where we have live programs, and you will work mostly remotely. This role will report to Fadwa Kingsbury, the Global Head of Startup Programs.
Who You Are
You are able to anticipate potential problems or opportunities and design plans to address them, you are able to plan ahead and coordinate and allocate resources needed to implement programs and projects across the APAC region, as a leader you believe in supporting and guiding the team through the implementation process answering their questions and problem solving with them, and always review results and synthesize lessons learned for future programs. You are passionate about people and like working in a team environment but are able to take ownership of projects and drive through to completion with minimal supervision. You are passionate about the Startup Ecosystem in the APAC region.
You are also self-driven, humble, and are excited at the prospect of joining our #500STRONG family and helping us execute our vision to build thriving tech ecosystems around the world.
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