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Head of Programme Fundraising, Toronto Job in Canada
Entrepreneur First , Canada

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1 Year
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Job Type
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Career Level
As mentioned in job details
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
May 4, 2021
Last Date
Aug 4, 2021

Job Description

Everyone at Entrepreneur First believes it really matters what the world’s most talented people choose to do with their lives. We work every day to be the best place in the world for around 700 high-potential founders a year to meet their co-founder and build a technology startup from scratch. See how it works here:
As the world’s leading talent investor, we’ve pioneered a new model of company creation backed by renowned investors. Since 2011, more than 2,000 individuals have joined our programmes in London, Singapore, Berlin, Paris, Bangalore and Toronto. These individuals since have created more than 300 companies worth more than $3 billion - companies like Magic Pony Technology (AI, acquired by Twitter), Represent (social commerce, acquired by CustomInk), BloomsburyAI (acquired by Facebook), Tractable (AI), OpenCosmos (space). Our team is central to enabling, shaping and supporting this journey, bringing exciting opportunities as part of our programme delivery or global functions.

The Role
The Program amp; Fundraising Lead will own the process of building startups from scratch in our Toronto office - running the program that turns individuals into teams, helping them work on world changing tech ideas, and ultimately creating investable startups. This is a high responsibility role with an opportunity for immediate impact, as well as long-term incentives and development.
At EF, the Team enables the world’s most ambitious individuals to build world changing companies. This means taking a cohort of 50+ individuals and helping turn them into world-class startups. After the program stage, EF invests and the Fundraising Team prepares them for external funding.It once seemed impossible to build companies from scratch. Over the past 10 years, we've built a robust, scalable way to do this. Our method has enabled the creation of some of the most valuable startups produced in Europe and Asia. This is the Program Manager's ‘North Star’.

What You’ll Do
You will manage the team that runs the EF Toronto programme. This is the main company building part of EF and is a 14 week programme that begins from when we offer an individual, through to when we invest in the company they create. This team catalyses the work done by our Talent and Admissions efforts. This is the core of EF’s unique methodology.
You'll have responsibility for the quality of companies that are created during the EF Program. Your mission is to maximize the number of investable teams. Key responsibilities include:
* Systematically manage and run the program including different events, talks, content modules, team check-ins etc* Work with founders to help them progress into teams* Work with founders to ensure the ideas they are working on are as high potential as possible* Actively manage team breakups and formation and constant evaluation of development and communication to cohort and stakeholders* Develop EF's team building frameworks* Use EF's data to create optimal co-founding teams.* Manage the program team together with fundraising manager which works with individuals and founding teams to deliver target outcomes* Manage the cultivation process - ensure that every person who is offered joins the program. This is a high value opportunity and your mission will be to ensure that value is translated and communicated.* Own the pipeline of individuals to teams to EF investment decision
As part of the senior team in Toronto, you will: * Work closely with the Talent and Admissions team to identify and select the set of talented founders who are accepted on the program. * Influence North American strategy and work with the GM on strategic projects with high impact.
You will also get to: * Surround yourself with the world’s smartest and most ambitious individuals and learn from them.* Have the opportunity to be an early employee at an institution that is changing the way the most ambitious people approach entrepreneurship. The potential impact is enormous. * Supercharge your learning - you’ll have a very steep learning curve and work in a talented, ambitious, and committed team of specialists.* Embed yourself within the EF network - we work with the best technologists, founders, investors and high net worth individuals.

ExperienceYou should:* Have experience leading high performing teams.* Be customer-centric.* Have been a founder or worked in an early-stage startup.* Be a strong execution-oriented problem solver.* Have worked at a top tier company.* Advised or coached tech start-ups.* Bring exposure to accelerators or incubators.

What You’ll NeedThis role requires a rare blend of expertise, including prior success within the entrepreneurial field, plus analytical prowess, program management skills and the ability to develop and drive relationships.
* Be an expert problem solver who thinks on their feet* Have high EQ and enjoy working with people* Be an engaged upside thinker* Be extremely ambitious* Have a strong growth mindset* Have outstanding organisational skills* Be a strong communicator* Be very comfortable with managing competing priorities

What We Offer
You will be part of the Entrepreneur First Toronto Team. You will report into the local General Manager and have direct reports supporting you during program time and up to five Venture Partners. You will receive a competitive salary and a share of our current fund’s carry - any profits the fund returns. In addition to the financial compensation, the benefits of working at EF include:
* The opportunity to work with a fast-growing organisation that is influencing the growth of tech entrepreneurship and changing the paradigm around startup creation - not only in the UK, but globally;* Supporting our investment in technical founders working on cutting-edge, world-changing businesses - and being part of an enthusiastic and fast-paced team;* Holidays: 23 days per year plus a 2 week office shut-down over Christmas and New Year* Lamp;D Allowance: 400 per year to put towards your personal development* Wellness Allowance: 400 per year to put towards Wellness Activities (gym memberships, yoga classes, running shoes, subscription to Headspace etc)

EF champions diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which a variety of backgrounds thrive. We do not tolerate discrimination of any nature including but not limited to discriminating on the basis of race, colour, religion, culture, nationality, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual preference, age, disability, or marital status.

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