Deshpande Startups
Lead Partnership


Job Position: Lead Partnership
Education: UG/MBA
Experience: 4 - 6 years
Reporting To: CEO
Level/Grade: L4
Job Location: Hubballi
Tentative Date of Joining: Immediate

Position description

Deshpande Startups is building an entrepreneurship ecosystem to solve real-world problems of 1.1 billion people in non-metro areas of India. We offer state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, as well as networking opportunities to build successful and sustainable businesses. A Research Associate is responsible for conducting research, managing data, interpreting data or findings in an actionable way.

Education and experience

  • UG/MBA
  • 4-6 years of relevant experience in engaging/managing partnerships
  • Have worked with incubators, accelerators, startups, or have been an entrepreneur by yourself (preferred)

Key competency and skills

  • Experience with digital tools, infrastructure, and processes.
  • Excellent teamwork, collaboration, and operational management skills.
  • Fluency in English, excellent written, digital, and verbal communication skills. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
  • Entrepreneurial, Openness to learning and adapting to the ecosystem.
  • Respectful, Proactive, and Accommodating

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Building relationships with Govt, the Corporates, HNI's and other donor institutions.
  • Understanding the organization's needs and identifying appropriate resources to connect mentors, investors, CSR, stakeholders, and other opportunities that can enable the growth of the partnership in the context of Deshpande Startups.
  • Every month, invite 05 corporates & government officials to the organization and take them for social immersion.
  • Bring in market access to sector agnostic startups, connecting leads (Business Opportunities) and investments, and identifying opportunities & connecting respective programs of the organization.
  • Educate about the organization and proactively maintain deep relationships & communication with existing/upcoming partners to ensure high satisfaction. Work diligently to ensure the partnership is successfully implemented, adhering to key success metrics.
  • Travel & Participate/Represent the Deshpande Startups in startup conferences or similar ecosystem events to build network & leverage
  • Manage the day-to-day interaction with the partners, stakeholders, community, startups, and team members.
  • Manage projects to assure on-time delivery with quantity and quality to meet organization success criteria.
  • Track project performance to ensure successful completion of the organization and project's short- and long-term goals. And sharing of periodic reports.
  • Working alongside cross-functional teams for information and support.
  • Perform other duties as required and appropriate to the objectives of this position, program and the organization's needs.


We are located at

  Foundation For Sandboxstartup Initiatives, Next to International Airport, Gokul Road,
Opp. to Gokul Village, Hubballi, Karnataka, INDIA - 580030

Deshpande Startups

 +91-968-665-4749

 deshpandestartups@dfmail.org

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