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Have You Ever Been Involved in a Tech-Startup?

Are you excited about the potential of Northwest PA to grow, thrive, and support new tech-startup activity? The largest early-stage investor and supporter of technology startups in the region, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central & Northern PA, has a great job opportunity currently available in our Erie, PA office. You might be our next Regional Director.

Your primary duty will be to target entrepreneurs, promising tech-startups, and small manufacturers who need Ben Franklin’s investment capital, business support, mentoring, and network contacts to start or grow their business. You will interact daily with the region’s businesses, investment/finance community, representatives from higher-education, and the technology sectors in order to prospect for new business opportunities as well as support those who are currently in Ben Franklin’s portfolio. Your service territory will include Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Warren, Venango, Forest, and Clarion counties.

We are looking for someone with start-up or growth company experience, who has great people skills, and can work independently, as well as part of a team. This position, which is the principal point of contact for those seeking Ben Franklin funding and support services, reports directly to Ben Franklin’s President/CEO and requires a Master’s Degree or equivalent in a technology or business related field, plus at least five years of relevant work experience.
Additional duties will include the responsibility for preparing the entrepreneurs/companies to make a presentation to the Ben Franklin staff as part of our internal evaluation and due diligence process, and then personally “pitching” the selected candidates to the Ben Franklin Board of Directors for investment on a quarterly basis.

If your interests, skill set, and educational background are a match for this position, click here to apply online.