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  • Posted: Dec 10, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Wadhwani Foundation’s primary mission is accelerating economic development in emerging economies by driving large-scale job creation through entrepreneurship, innovation and skills development. Founded in 2000 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Dr. Romesh Wadhwani, today the Foundation is scaling impact in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America through the following Initiatives. We are recruiting to fill the following position below:
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    Entrepreneur Head East Africa

    Key functional responsibilities:

    • Help young professionals and college graduates start and sustain new businesses with the potential for high growth
    • Work with the university channel partners and other ecosystem stakeholders aligned to the goals to establish WF model for creating new entrepreneurs
      • Establish ‘Startup Labs’ run by student leaders to support student entrepreneurs through a structured pathway of learning, mentoring, coaching and access to funding channels
      • Establish ‘Venture Fast Track’ program at University or other incubators, accelerators and designed to support a young aspiring or new entrepreneur to advance their startup and lead it to sustainability and growth.
    • Inspire, signup and engage high quality mentors and coaches excited to contribute to building the next generation of startups in the region
    • Help to localize the Wadhwani Support platform for startups with content, local mentors, coaches and relevant connects from the region
    • Market the programs successfully to sign up partners and to attract and engage the highest quality professionals and students aspiring to be entrepreneurs, student entrepreneurs and startups.

    Skills & Experience:

    • 15+ years of experience with at least 5 years launching and managing outcome driven programs from end to end while managing teams
    • Experience working across at least 3-4 countries in the region including Kenya
    • Experience in the startup ecosystem including an understanding of what startups need to succeed
    • Experience with incubators, accelerators and higher education entrepreneurship ecosystem
    • Very comfortable working with technology platforms as a key enabler in delivering services to the stakeholders
    • Very crisp and strong communication, written, spoken, and presentation oriented
    • Ability to hold their own with conviction when working with senior leadership including heads of incubators, senior entrepreneurs and mentors.
    • Good people management skills and strong project management skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Wadhwani Foundation on www.linkedin.com to apply
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