Deshpande Startups
Senior Executive-EDGE Program

Job Position: Senior Executive-Sourcing
Education: MBA Fresher
Experience: 0-2 years
Level/Grade: L2
Reporting To: Manager
Job Location: Hubballi
Tentative Date of Joining: Immediate

Position description:

EDGE is a 12-week Pre Incubation Program to Support Founders at their early startup stages and create sustainable ventures by prioritizing Problem Validation, Market Research, Customer Discovery and thereby understanding nuances of entrepreneurship. Sourcing Executive plays a very critical role in reaching out and scouting potential startup founders who can be supported through EDGE Program. Building relationships with aspiring startup founders, understanding their stage and needs, and accordingly connecting them to be supported through the program.

Education and experience:

  • Minimum Graduate with 0-2 years of relevant experience
  • MBA Fresher from relevant stream
  • Have worked with incubators, accelerators, startups or have been entrepreneur by yourself (preferred)

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Spearheading the outreach communication for the Program as well as Organization.
  • Scouting deserving startups for the program through online/offline channels.
  • Planning campaigns for sourcing startups for the upcoming cohorts.
  • Reach out to potential entrepreneur aspirants via different modes of communication.
  • Organizing events & activities in the Ecosystem for promoting the program & organization initiatives.
  • Building startup database on regular basis for outreach.
  • Identifying strategies to promote program and success stories.
  • Providing proactive support to the startup catalyst team for sourcing & evaluation of the startups.
  • Administering and reviewing progress on outreach and preparing reports on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop suitable content and creatives
  • Ability to manage cross-functional collaboration and build strong relationships
  • Respectful, proactive perform such other duties as required and appropriate to the objectives of this position, program, and the needs of the organization., and accommodating.

Key competency and skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A basic technical understanding and affinity towards to technology and IT.
  • Capacity to formulate relevant questions to engage startups in meaningful way.
  • Entrepreneurial, creative thinking and problem solving mindset.
  • Ability to work with different departments of the organization at different levels.
  • Demonstrable and relevant marketing experience is preferable
  • Experience in running outreach campaigns and different promotional activities
  • Openness to learn and adapt to the ecosystem.
  • Respectful, Proactive, and accommodating.

We are located at

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

Deshpande Startups


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