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Venture Project Manager

The Venture Project Manager is a student position with LaunchNET Kent State, an entrepreneurial resource for the Kent State community. This position will be engaged with leading initial venture consulting with LaunchNET clients as well as support for the Marty Erbaugh i3 Lab, a student startup accelerator located in the DI Hub. 
Venture meetings are one-on-one advising sessions, and one of the primary service offerings of LaunchNET. The Venture Project Manager will lead initial consulting sessions, working with student entrepreneurs to identify the venture/idea, current progress, goals, and other areas such as customer research, business model canvas work, and pitch practice. The Venture Project Manager will undergo training with the LaunchNET team prior to the start of Fall 2022 semester. 
Outside of venture meetings, the Venture Project Manager will support planning, recruiting, and execution of programming for the Marty Erbaugh i3 cohort in Fall 2022. This can range from coordinating speakers/mentors, supporting LaunchNET and Design Innovation staff members who are involved with i3, and working closely with accelerator participants, serving as a “go-to” for questions, problems, and accountability.  
Position is for Fall 2022 semester (starting in August 2022 for venture training) with the opportunity to continue beyond.
For this role, experience in entrepreneurship is preferred. Willingness to learn new processes, tools, and engage with a wide variety of collaborators within and outside the university is a must. 
  • Experience and deep understanding of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Detail oriented, organized, good at follow-up
  • Ability to work independently, hit deadlines, and maintain accountability 
  • Experience in coaching or mentorship preferred
  • Open to all majors