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TechStars NYC Evangelist

Why all the Excitement?

  • This is a unique opportunity to become the #1 Advocate of the #1 Startup Accelerator in the world
  • You will become an integral part of the growing and thriving NYC tech scene
  • You will be intimately involved with the evolution of the next great batch of startups, as they grow from early stage to venture funding–ready
  • Just to give you a taste of the entrepreneurs you’ll be rubbing elbows with, our current class was hand picked from over 600 applicants and includes one company with $1mm+ revenue, another that just closed $1mm in VC funding, two ex-Amazon guys, the dude who built Gilt City, the founder of Grooveshark, the founder of Fotolog and Community Connect, etc
  • From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode beyond all reasonable comprehension
  • Full involvement in TechStars “social” events with the Founders and the NYC community
  • Amazingly fun office located in Union Square (i.e. the center of the world!)

Applicant Description:

  • Recent graduate from top school — 0-3 years work experience is good
  • Engineering background would be useful — You need to be able to speak nerd…
  • Full out obsession with Technology, Startups, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, etc.
  • Strong web presence (blog and/or read too many blogs, dream of tweets, use all new apps)
  • Knack for building relationships and fostering community
  • Prone to smiling and extroverted personality — Smile score >10 per day

General Job Description:

  • Your role will be as the TechStars Evangelist, in charge of being the public persona and advocate of TechStars
  • You will become an integral part of the NYC tech scene and will serve as an active participant in local tech events
  • You will be waving the TechStars flag at all hackathons, conferences, happy hours, and also on the World Wide Web (ie the Information Superhighway)
  • You will strive to build TechStars brand awareness thru increasing the visibility of TechStars
  • You will work to foster a sense of community both internally within TechStars (between company Founders, etc.) and externally with the larger tech community

Application Process:

Please submit:

  • Resume or full LinkedIn Profile or amazing web presence…
  • A paragraph (or two max) about why you are ideal for this role

Good idea to include:

  • Twitter handle
  • Online identity
  • blog

Starting Date:

  • ASAP

Compensation:

  • Competitive and commensurate with experience
David Cohen
(@davidcohen) Co-founder & Co-CEO of Techstars, previously founder of several technology companies. David is an active startup advocate, advisor, board member, and technology advisor who comments on these topics on his blog at DavidGCohen.com