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The following positions are available:

Innovation Policy Analyst

RTI’s Center for Applied Economics & Strategy is a team of more than 40 economists, policy analysts, and scientists conducting evidence-based assessments in science policy, innovation economics, environmental and natural resource economics, climate policy and land use, food and agriculture, and economic development. The Center has an immediate opening for an experienced policy analyst to support their work in the evaluation of research and innovation programs, and in advising public- and private-sector organizations on managing programs and investments to generate social and economic impact. The Center conducts short- and long-term projects on a wide variety of innovation, science, and technology policy issues and programs. You can view more information and apply here. Please contact Jeffrey Alexander at upon submitting your application at the link.

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Venture Associate

The Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC) is a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies in the State of Missouri. MTC seeks a highly motivated, self-driven, organized candidate ideally with strong ties to the Missouri entrepreneurial ecosystems to oversee the management of our early-stage investment portfolio and to recruit new investment opportunities in the State’s most promising early-stage technology companies.The candidate must be a resident of Missouri or willing to relocate to the state.This is an ideal position for candidates interested in gaining hands-on experience in early-stage investing and venture capital. Specifically, candidates that have completed formal coursework on relevant topics, have worked or volunteered with Angel Groups, seed-stage venture funds, or have participated in experiential learning courses such as student-led venture funds. More information is available here

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Associate VP Corporate Commercialization

As a senior member of the leadership team reporting directly to the Chief Innovation Officer, this role requires developing and advancing strategic commercialization objectives that accelerate growth in the Cincinnati Innovation District. Role is responsible for developing strategy, execution, management and leading three organizational units aligned with accelerating innovation into the marketplace: Technology Transfer, Venture Lab Startup Accelerator, and the UC MakerSpace. Develop and manage a globally competitive network of partnerships that bring the world’s premier innovation and financial (venture and private equity) resources into the Cincinnati Innovation District. More information is available here

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Vice President, Commercialization

This exempt position reports directly to the President and CEO of CIT, is a member of the executive leadership team and leads CIT’s Commercialization Division. In this role, the VP provides strategic vision for the division and manages its operations, which assist in the guidance, coordination and funding of research and technology in Virginia with commercial potential. The VP has a lead role in developing and executing strategic commercialization objectives that accelerate economic growth in Virginia. The VP is responsible for a major funding vehicle, the Commonwealth Commercialization Fund (CCF), and is CIT’s primary point person with Virginia universities. More information is available here.

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Advanced MFG Lab Director

The Lab Director will provide technical expertise and laboratory management of the new Vermont Manufacturing Collaborative (VT-MC) Advanced Manufacturing Center at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, VT. VT-MC is a collaborative, public-private partnership between higher education, industry, government and other entities that provides advanced manufacturing education, training, and research and development in an innovative, applied learning, teaching and manufacturing environment. More information is available here.

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Strategic Project Manager

Missouri Technology Corporation (MTC), a public-private partnership created by the Missouri General Assembly to promote entrepreneurship and foster the growth of new and emerging high-tech companies in the State of Missouri, is seeking a highly motivated, self-driven, organized candidate with strong ties to the Missouri entrepreneurial ecosystems to execute on two strategic projects. The first project involves working closely with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Capital Innovators to manage the NGA Corporate Accelerator located in St. Louis. The second project is a data driven strategic initiative to support entrepreneurship and innovation to drive economic growth through the next decade. This is a full-time, exempt position that will report directly to the Executive Director. Candidate must be a resident of, or willing to relocate to Missouri. More information is available here.

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Sales & Business Development Director

Startup Space, a leading virtual platform that ​maps resources in the local entrepreneurship ecosystem and connects entrepreneurs while empowering economic developers and community builders with critical data analytics and a unified management system​, is looking for a highly motivated sales leader with experience in economic or small business development to lead prospecting, sales and the development of an innovative, winning sales organization. Existing relationships and a working knowledge of economic or small business development are essential. $60K Base + commission and benefits. More information is available here.

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Executive Director

TechConnect West Virginia (TCWV) is seeking an executive director who is responsible for evolving and implementing the strategic and operational plans of TCWV in a manner consistent with our mission to diversify the state’s economy and promote economic prosperity.  The executive director strives to fulfill TCWV’s strategic objectives of strengthening the innovation ecosystem, building research and commercialization capacity, representing and showcasing the state’s technology sector and knowledge economy, collaborating on projects aimed at launching new startup businesses, improving access to capital and developing access to talent. The executive director seeks to align stakeholders in tech-based economic development; serves as an influencer on broader policies; and assures compliance with all requisites of funding sources. Areas of responsibility include programs, events, advocacy, communications, management leadership and board governance. More information is available here.

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