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Job Corner

September 29, 2010

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber seeks an executive director for its Regional Innovation Organization (RIO). The desired candidate will be a dynamic, visionary, and entrepreneurial leader who will launch a new regional acceleration entity that will lead entrepreneurial development in the Baton Rouge area. The individual will have direct responsibility for developing programming and capacity to support best-in-class business acceleration services that prepare companies for rapid growth in the region. The individual will be charged with creating and implementing a strategy for developing an entrepreneurial culture in the region; serving as an advisor to existing incubator partners; synthesizing existing business development services and addressing existing service gaps; developing a mentoring program for high potential early stage businesses; and creating a solid network of angel, seed and early stage capital providers. The ideal individual will have seven-plus years of significant relevant experience as a highly successful serial entrepreneur, successfully managing an entrepreneur-focused organization(s), coaching start-up firms, and/or running outreach programs at chambers of commerce, research parks, or economic development organizations. Experience as an entrepreneur is a desired attribute, but it is not required. For a complete job description, please go to www.brac.org/jobs.