Deshpande Startups
Mentorship Program Manager - Incubation


Job Position: Mentorship Program Manager - Incubation
Organization: Deshpande Startups
Department: Incubation
Experience: 4-5 years

Education: Post Graduate
Job Location: Hubballi
Tentative Date of Joining: Immediate

Skills and Requirements

  • Experience of designing, leading or executing mentor program for startups.
  • Have a clear understanding of startup lifecycle, needs and ability to support the needs through different resources.
  • Passionate individuals with experience in startup support with learning attitude and interest in nurturing an environment for entrepreneurs.
  • Ability to quickly understand and articulate FSSI core values, value proposition, and key messages.
  • Confidence to think outside the box and suggest growth ideas both big and small to improve how we do things.
  • Equal enthusiasm for both day-to-day executional tasks and bigger picture projects.
  • Team player with strong execution capabilities and leadership potential.
  • Experience in specific sectors like Agriculture/Medtech/Edtech, rural value chain will be added advantage.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well with an eye for details.

Roles and responsibilities

  • 4 to 5 years experience in startup support, mentor management, relationship management with external stakeholders.
  • Understanding needs of startups and identifying appropriate mentors.
  • Manage the day-to-day interaction with the Incubatees.
  • Provide support to entrepreneurs across ideation, acceleration, investment and scale-up stage.
  • Connect startups with resources and opportunities that can enable the growth.
  • Support startups in incubation program and enable strategic guidance to entrepreneurs in areas such as business modeling sales, marketing, financing, fundraising, overall strategy and operations etc.

Who can apply?

Post graduate with 4 to 5 years of working with startups, startup ecosystems, having experience of supporting startups and providing mentorship support. Candidate needs to have a business understanding and keenness to learn.



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  Deshpande Startups,
Next to Airport, Opp to Gokul Village, Gokul Road, Hubballi, Karnataka.