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Program Manager – Technology Commercialization Fund

TEDCO has a staff opening for its Program Manager – Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF), which is a critical role in the organization’s operations and support activities.  TCF is TEDCO’s flagship funding program for early-stage, technology-based companies.  The investments made through TCF are critical for the growth of these companies so they can get to a point where they are better positioned to secure larger, follow-on investments from more traditional sources like angel and venture capital investors.  The TCF Program Manager is responsible for all aspects of the program’s operations including promoting the program, recruiting candidates, managing the review process, administering the investment and funding process, and managing a portfolio of investments.

This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Technology Transfer & Commercialization.

 Key Responsibilities for the position include:

Managing the TCF program, including managing receipt and tracking of TCF funding proposals and related documents;

  • Overseeing the entire review process for TCF proposals including coordination of  internal and external reviewers;
  • Providing clear and valuable feedback to TCF applicants who are not selected for awards;
  • Managing the TCF budget;
  • Managing a portfolio of TEDCO’s investments including scheduling portfolio management meetings, tracking the portfolio management tasks, and updating a portfolio management database system;
  • Assisting the Senior Vice President of Technology Transfer & Commercialization in developing and tracking metrics on the effectiveness of the TCF program;
  • Evaluating proposals for TEDCO’s various funding programs other than TCF (e.g., MII, TVP, etc.);
  • Mentoring entrepreneurs in the development of business plans and proposals for technology companies seeking potential investment and/or funding by sources inside and outside of TEDCO;
  • Presenting TEDCO Funding Briefings when necessary; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

The right person for the job will have a passion for working with and supporting entrepreneurs and early-stage companies.  They will have an interest in technology commercialization, product development, mentoring, and pre-seed investment activities that have a focus on both return and economic impact.  The right person will thrive working in a team atmosphere and interacting with a large network of stakeholders in Maryland’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Candidates with the following characteristics are especially encouraged to apply:

  • Undergraduate/graduate degree in a technical field
  • Industry experience or MBA
  • Experience working in a start-up company
  • Award management or investment experience
  • Entrepreneur mentoring experience

This is a full-time position with a competitive benefits package.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.

TEDCO is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Response@tedco.md.  Applications will be considered as they are received.  The position will remain open until filled.

 

About TEDCO

 

TEDCO is the go-to source for entrepreneurial support and guidance for start-ups and early-stage companies engaged in bringing innovative ideas to market. For more than 15 years, the organization has provided funding, mentoring and networking opportunities to support Maryland’s innovation ecosystem. While founded by the Maryland General Assembly, TEDCO is an independent entity that makes seed/early-stage investments as well as series A/B investments. It is frequently ranked as one of the most active seed/early-stage investors in the nation. The organization plays a key role in bringing research created in Maryland’s educational institutions and federal laboratories into the commercial marketplace. For more information on TEDCO and its programs and resources, visit www.TEDCO.md