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Accelerator Lead

November 22, 2022
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Role overview

Startmate's Accelerator Lead is arguably one of the most important and impactful roles on the startup ecosystem across Australia and New Zealand.

You'll be standing on the shoulders of giants like Niki Scevak, Samantha Wong, Nick Crocker, James Tynan, Michael Batko + more. Our accelerator (aka 'the unicorn factory') unearths and supercharges ANZ's most ambitious early stage founders and brings together some of the most talented and experienced mentors across the ecosystem.

Key details

Salary: $100k-$140k + super + equity + carry in the funds

Location: This role is fully remote anywhere in Australia or New Zealand. We currently have offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland.

Closing: 11:59pm, 4th Dec 2022 AEDT

Role Scope: Your Responsibilities

Responsibility 1: Uncover the most ambitious founders

  • Description: If we want the most ambitious founders in ANZ to be Startmate founders, one of our key levers is to ensure that we attract those ambitious people in the first place. Whilst the investment team will oversee and drive our investment decision making process, you’re ultimately responsible for unearthing the most ambitious gems and getting them into Startmate.
  • Example: Representing Startmate at Startup events, conferences, helping inform how our community programs can act as funnels into the accelerator, advising on the founders fellowship as a funnel.

Responsibility 2: Run a trajectory-changing Accelerator

  • Description: Oversee the founders experience of the Accelerator program from end to end to ensure we’re continuously accelerating and having an outsized impact on exceptional early stage founders in ANZ. You’ll work closely with our accelerator ops lead to make sure the program is exceptional. You are the ultimate founder <> mentor connector - rather than solving the founder problems yourself, you find and connect the right people to create catalysing moments.
  • Example: Program design and facilitation, building exceptional relationships with the founder, unlocking them through getting them addicted to customer discovery and feedback, connecting them with mentors, organising demo day.

Responsibility 3: Mentor Love

  • Description: You will build trust and craft an excellent experience for our mentors to them coming back for years to come. You will identify any gaps in the mentor pool and actively seek new mentors to fill those gaps to ensure we have rich and diverse perspectives.
  • Example: Selecting and onboarding new mentors, getting & implementing mentor feedback, building relationships with key mentors, running mentor events

Position requirements

Your background is less important than the key skills, which might include:

  • Relationship Superhero - we’re looking for someone who spikes on their EQ and people skills. You can build trust, listen, understand what our founders and mentors want and need, and action that feedback accordingly
  • Founder Empathy - you deeply care about Founders and their success. You will champion them internally and externally.
  • Communication - you are a clear verbal and written communicator at scale. You are able to manage communication from 100+ Founders and 100+ Mentors at any given time.
  • Organisation/Execution - it goes without saying that this role will require someone who has strong personal management skills and can happily keep 10 plates spinning.
  • Feedback - you are not afraid to say it how it is. You thrive on getting feedback as well as giving constructive feedback which will not always be easy to deliver.

Further information

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Working at Startmate

We believe that building a diverse and inclusive team is critical to Startmate’s success. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. We use Applied to ensure every applicant gets an equal chance of success.

Community

The Startmate community is a unique mix of founders, operators and investors — the one thing everyone has in common is ambition. Startmate is much more than just our team, it’s a community built on paying it forward.

Autonomy

You will have very high autonomy to realise your dreams within your area

Flexibility

We are a remote-first team with coverage across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Noosa and New Zealand. We currently have an office in Melbourne with satellite offices in Sydney and Auckland.

Access

You get to work with every well known and less well-known Australian and Kiwi startup, VC and angel — Canva, Safety Culture, Propeller, Vend, Xero, Blackbird, Square Peg, AirTree, rampersand, Folklore — you name it!

Great vibes

Being able to bring your best self to work is really important to us. We index heavily on wellbeing and engagement to make sure that you’re able to turn up with energy and resilience each day.

A share of Startmate’s success

We think it is important to share successes with the whole team. All Startmate employees receive carry in our funds and are owners in the management company.

About Startmate

We’re making Australia and New Zealand the best place in the world to build a startup. We’re achieving that through building a platform that unleashes startup ambition and accelerates exceptional companies.

At our core, we’re a community of the most ambitious founders, operators and investors propelled by a highly-trusted mentor-driven community, and backed by the best angels, venture funds and tech startups in the region.

Over the past decade we have invested in 170+ startups, with a combined value of $2 billion.