We're hiring! Join The Asia Accelerator #dreamteam in January 2019!

Accelerating Asia manages The Asia Accelerator, Singapore’s only independent traditional startup accelerator program. Twice per year we accept ~10 startups into our cohort based at our shophouse space in CBD Singapore and go through our 3-month acceleration program, followed by a startup mastery course in Silicon Valley and the grand finale, Demo Day.  

We work with many partners in corporate, government and other organisations around Asia and beyond to leverage each other’s resources.  The program is launching in Q1 2019 and we are looking for awesome new team members to join our lean and hard-working, but also fun atmosphere.  The team managing the program, Craig Dixon and Amra Naidoo, previously ran the muru-D accelerator program which was widely considered one of the best programs in the region.

The working environment is fast-paced but casual.  You’ll learn tons of new things as you interact with startups solving big problems with cutting-edge technology.  We also host a ton of events so you’ll meet amazing people from various backgrounds in investment, startups, corporate and government.  We have an open floor plan and you’ll be sitting with our team and the thirty or so startup founders most of the time.

Things we look for in potential team members:

  • No BS

  • Pay it forward approach

  • Get shit done

  • Work hard play hard

  • Be incredibly useful

  • Positive outlook (but productive scepticism encouraged)

  • An appreciation for punny puns


We offer competitive remuneration and medical insurance.


Role:  Operations Manager and Program Support


You are detail oriented with strong organizational skills, able to handle multiple complex projects at the same time.  You will be in charge of managing events with anywhere from 20-200 attendees, in cities throughout Southeast Asia, general day-to-day items like invoicing and payments, corporate documents, the startup application process, mentor and investor events, managing the program calendar etc.  You will support the Director of Operations & Partnerships and the Entrepreneur in Residence & Program Manager and work with them closely on most projects. Other projects may include our venture fund and innovation consulting projects with partners. You thrive in fast-paced working environments and are cool as a cucumber when dealing with multiple projects on the go.


Other:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)

  • Have previous operations experience

  • Able to effectively operate under stress

  • We offer a flexible work environment but you will be working in the evening from time to time and once in a while on weekends.

  • Travel: 50% of the week for 5 weeks twice per year (regional) and two 1-week trips to the USA per year.



Role:  Marketing and Community Manager

You are a great communicator and connector.  You’ll be in charge of our social media accounts, PR and other communication outlets to startup founders, investors, program mentors and alumni.  You’ll coordinate with other team members on events big and small. You understand and love startups and want to be immersed in the world’s fastest growing startup ecosystem.  As community manager you’ll attend events in Singapore and beyond and represent our brand. Ideally you are well-connected in the regional startup ecosystem with founders, investors and other ecosystem players. You are a creative and out-of-the-box thinker who is comfortable working on big picture strategies and ideas, while also prepared to get their hands dirty and strong with execution.

Other:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)

  • Have previous marketing, communications and PR experience

  • Ideally have some experience in the startup space

  • Able to effectively operate under stress

  • We offer a flexible work environment but you will be working in the evening to attend events  and once in a while on weekends.

  • Travel: 50% of the week for 5 weeks twice per year (regional) and two 1-week trips to the USA per year.

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Applications will be received on an ongoing basis until each role is filled. To apply for either of these roles please submit a copy of your resume and a short paragraph telling us why you’re the best person for the job by email to hello@acceleratingasia.com

The Asia Accelerator is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

The team at The Asia Accelerator take harassment and abuse seriously. We want to create an inclusive and diverse ecosystem that is safe for everyone in the tech ecosystem. We join Blackbird Ventures, Startmate, Airtree Ventures, Square Peg Capital, Rampersand and Blue Sky Venture Capital in adopting the Code. More information about this initiative can be found here. Everyone that interacts with The Asia Accelerator is expected to abide by our Code of Conduct that can be found here.

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