HBCU Founder’s Program
Nex Cubed is an investor and innovation partner that empowers startups, investors, corporates, and governments to bring new technologies to market, help rising companies scale, and provide paths to liquidity – the power of three.
Through our global innovation platform that includes Sway Ventures (VC) & Material Capital Partners (Private equity), we innovate, invest in, accelerate, and scale frontier tech companies. We accomplish this by developing Centers of Excellence (COE) around key verticals that are ripe for innovation. Each COE consists of best in class entrepreneurs, investment partners, industry experts, and government leaders.
Over the last three years, Nex Cubed has established itself as a leader in early-stage innovation and acceleration, creating a global ecosystem of 3 industry-specific COEs, 70 investments, 45 partners, 50 strategic advisors, 50 investor advisors, and over 140 mentors. To date, the Nex Cubed portfolio companies have an aggregate value of half a billion and over 50% of the startups are led by female and minority founders.
As the Program Manager, you will be tasked with an integral part of the success of the Nex Cubed program. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode. This opportunity affords high visibility and responsibility as the Program Manager works side by side with the executive team.
You will get amazing work experience, broaden your network in ways you could never imagine, and gain exposure to some of the greatest up and coming tech companies and teams in the country.
The Program Manager is responsible for the administrative duties and operations of our HBCU Founder’s Program. Your job is to keep the trains running on time. You will have responsibilities/objectives that benefit the entire Nex Cubed ecosystem. Logistics experience as well as familiarity with the early-stage venture-backed company ecosystem is highly preferred. A willingness to learn and tackle new problems is a must. We need you to be a self-starter who can execute independently. We are looking for a Program Manager to grow with Nex Cubed as we scale the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Raise awareness for HBCU Founder’s Program on HBCU campuses
- Serve as a liaison between Nex Cubed and HBCU administration
- Coordinate industry panel discussions covering FinTech, Digital Health, PropTech, and EdTech
- Facilitate ideation sessions for HBCU students designed to surface business ideas across FinTech, Digital Health, PropTech, and EdTech
- Manage all aspects of a two-month summer Founder’s program, including but not limited to, the selection process, recruiting speakers, site visits, transportation, meals, etc.
- Identify areas for innovation and improvement
- Calendar management (events and general programming)
- Event planning: work with Nex Cubed leadership in the planning and execution of Nex Cubed events
- Expand the Nex Cubed network overall, developing meaningful and beneficial relationships across the investor and corporate communities
- 1-3 years in a fast-paced project or program management focused position, preferably with a startup, venture capital firm, or technology incubator/accelerator
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
- Strong interest in the discourse around diversity in technology, startups, entrepreneurship, and venture capital
- Proven attention to detail through prior work or life experience
- Experience in event planning and event logistics
- Comfortable with a variety of responsibilities interfacing with senior management
- Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations
- Fits the Nex Cubed culture (people-oriented, fun, adaptable, supportive, creative, driven to win and to get stuff done)
Perks and Compensation:
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience
- Benefit package including health insurance, paid leave, and paid holidays
- Travel as it relates to position responsibilities
- Deep exposure to Nex Cubed network of top caliber entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, and corporations