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Program Associate

Techstars San Diego powered by San Diego State University

Posted on 6/21/2024



1,001-5,000 employees

Pre-seed investor in diverse technology sectors

Venture Capital
Social Impact
Consumer Goods

Compensation Overview

$75k - $85kAnnually

+ Bonus


San Diego, CA, USA

Production Planning & Scheduling
Supply Chain Management
Transportation & Distribution
Operations & Logistics
Required Skills
  • 5+ years of experience in operations, event planning and project management
  • Experience within the early-stage venture-backed ecosystem is preferred
  • Experience addressing a variety of audiences including founders, clients, and internal stakeholders
  • Partner with Managing Director to develop a program plan, and then own the overall responsibility for the successful execution of the Accelerator program, including Demo Day.
  • Ensure the program is following best practices and executing upon the outlined content and curriculum of the Techstars playbook.
  • Deliver a best-in-class accelerator experience for founders, mentors, partners, investors, and other program stakeholders.
  • Own all logistics, operations, administration, scheduling, calendar management, and event planning for the program.
  • Implement network events/programs to support founders and alumni both during program and outside of program.
  • Support relationship management with San Diego State University and Techstars’ Global Network Partners. Help founders leverage opportunities with SDSU.
  • Collaborate with the Global Mentor team to facilitate successful matchmaking between founders and mentors on a global level and identify mentors best suited at the program level.
  • Manage the logistics of the sourcing, application, screening, and onboarding process.
  • Manage a team of program interns supplied by SDSU.
  • Maintain the accelerator CRM that is used to track founders and startups, mentors, investors, alumni, and other members of the accelerator program’s network.
  • Actively recruit and meet companies through various channels including online research, networking events and referrals from our network.
  • Manage the accelerator program social media accounts.

Techstars is a pre-seed investor supporting startups in various sectors, including HealthTech, FinTech, Web3, and CleanTech. Their portfolio companies leverage technologies such as AI, cryptocurrency engagement, fitness subscription services, autonomous aircraft delivery, and online pharmacy services.

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New York, New York



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth