Sheffield
Posted 4 weeks ago

Do you want to get immersed in the Northern innovation and entrepreneur ecosystem? Do you want large personal growth potential?

NorthInvest is a not-for-profit organisation connecting tech and digital start-ups with mentors and investors in the North of England in the recruitment of an Entrepreneur Coaching Lead.

NorthInvest is an early stage funding connector for Northern tech startups operating across the Northern Powerhouse geography. Primarily an angel network with over 180 angels and a wide co-investment community. NorthInvest has made a major commitment to diversity via its Fund Her North brand, and the UN’s sustainability goals via its Sustainable North brand. The Entrepreneur Coaching Lead will play a pivotal role in supporting the future and ongoing growth of the organisaiton.

The NorthInvest manifesto:

We exist to elevate Northern Tech onto the global stage, by providing funding connections for vital growth capital for Northern, early stage tech entrepreneurs.

It’s our strongly held belief that supporting a diverse range of founders will create greater economic prosperity and a better world for our children to live in. We do this intentionally, respectfully, and are always learning.

In the complex funding ecosystem we provide transparency by making funding accessible to all entrepreneurs for free in our unique not-for-profit model.

Our angel community is the foundation piece of our co-investment network. We make learning and building an angel investment portfolio straightforward by charging no joining fees, and providing the highest quality angel investment education. We are the largest, fastest and most diverse angel network in the North.

We’ve made a commitment to accelerate the pathway for founders building ideas which will achieve the UN’s sustainability goals. We call this ‘Sustainable North’, a project which will provide 60 founders with funding over the next 5 years.

In 2022 we’ve closed 27 rounds. NorthInvest is the most active angel investment network in the North of England.

An early stage funding connector for Northern tech startups operating across the Northern Powerhouse geography.

Primarily an angel network with over 180 angels and a wide co-investment community. NorthInvest has made a major commitment to diversity via its Fund Her North brand, and the UN’s sustainability goals via its Sustainable North brand.

About the job

Entrepreneur Coaching Lead Role:

We are delighted to be growing our businesses and with this, we are looking to recruit an Entrepreneur Coaching Lead. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop your entrepreneur support and mentoring skills by working in a high profile, successful organisation working alongside a cohesive, collaborative and results-driven team.

You will be involved in filtering, selecting and coaching diverse entrepreneurs ready to take part in monthly virtual and face to face pitch events.

The Entrepreneur Coaching Lead duties include:

  • First responder to online funding applications
  • Virtual meetings with applicants to understand their eligibility
  • Making connections to help with investor readiness should the opportunity be ineligible at this stage
  • Providing support to entrepreneurs to help them become investment ready through pitch deck preparation
  • Providing robust feedback on investment proposals
  • Coaching entrepreneurs to take part in pitch events
  • Feeding into the overall strategy of the organisation
  • Leading investment readiness education programmes working with our network of partners

Entrepreneur Coaching Lead Candidate:

We are looking for a strong communicator, who thrives in an environment where taking the initiative is encouraged and supported. Someone who has a significant understanding of the startup ecosystem and the warmth to build strong effective relationships.

Ideally you will be passionate about innovation, and, or finance, and have experience of leading virtual and in person education events.

Training and guidance will be provided in a highly supportive, autonomous working environment. Opportunities exist to shape the role around a portfolio career and to play a wider role in the Senior Leadership Team once established.

Job Features

Salary

£45,000 per annum

Hours

Full time

Contract

Fixed term until June 2023

Start date

ASAP

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