As IFO team members, we engage in and contribute to all aspects of an event creation from conceptualisation to delivery. The tasks include:
1) Business Development2) Events management3) Funds and Finance management4) Marketing (social media, emailing, newsletter)5) Outreach (written communications and interviews)
This, in addition to working with the global accelerator IMAGINE IF! on the local level, a unique opportunity to be directly involved in value creation by transforming ideas into business ventures. Tasks involve all of the above with a focus on:• Connecting with and engaging innovators and new startups (exposure to new technologies)• Supporting innovators and startups in propelling their ideas to the next level • Recruiting mentors (highly skilled world class experts) that could provide support to startups in developing and maturing their business plans and investment strategies• Teaming mentors and startups and facilitating communications between both parties through the acceleration period• Supporting the process of evaluating commercially viable and impactful ideas and providing pitching platforms for successful startups to compete for non-dilutive cash prizes, more mentorship and exposure to investors.
As a volunteer-led, grassroots initiative, roles within the team are flexible and based on the interests of the individuals: as these may change over time, so too can roles within the team. The time commitment expected from an IFO member changes depending on the event/tasks/time in our calendar. Attending a regular bi-weekly team meeting insures flow of communication and bonding amongst members and results in successful events.
Please complete the form below by the 15th of Sept 2017, 11.59pm GMT. Selected candidates will be contacted by email by the 20th of Sept 2017 to arrange for a meeting where we can explore the possibility of you joining the IFO team.