Account Coordinator, AUC Venture Lab (Grant Position)

Reports to: Program Manager, Startup Incubator, AUC Venture Lab

Purpose: AUC Venture Lab (V-Lab) is the leading university-based startup accelerator/incubator in Africa and the MENA region, with the aim of commercializing innovations that contribute to Egypt’s competitiveness and economic growth​​. Startup Incubator Program incubates early-stage startups that are chosen through a rigorous and competitive selection process that judges the novelty of the idea, the team’s track record, tenacity and commitment, and the business model scalability and potential for commercialization. The holder of this position will  be responsible for incubator program facilitation and supervising startup coordination within the cycle. He/she works closely with more than three startups per cycle and coaches them. Duties are: attending all V-Lab staff capacity building activities, attending and coordinating all startup enhancement sessions, coaching selected entrepreneurs into achieving their milestones and adopting proper business mindset. Key Performance Indicators will be assessed by ability to work with entrepreneurs, leveraging resources to better enhance their experience, and startup achieving set milestones before graduation.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Filter applications bi-yearly and score them according to V-Lab's guidelines
  • Co-conduct interviews to a selected number of applicants
  • Assist in monitoring a number of V-Lab selection event participants
  • Co-conduct meetings with selected startups providing meeting minutes and follow up action points
  • Monitor startup progress and document meeting milestones
  • Conduct information sessions (V-Lab presentation) in different locations as needed
  • Shadow industry experts in mentorship events with startups
  • Prepare business cases about startup progress and achievements
  • Supervise V-Lab services to startups
  • Conduct feedback surveys after trainings and perform data entry
  • Assist program manager in all other needed activities


Minimum Education Requirement:  Bachelor’s degree

Experience: 0-1 years of work experience


  • Excellent Arabic and English writing and speaking skills
  • Highly organized
  • Social and willing to meet new people and properly present V-lab
  • Capable of multitasking and prioritizing
  • Excellent computer and internet skills
  • Technologically savvy
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Strong communication skills
  • Empathy
  • Patience

Position is open until July 24, 2018


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “Account Coordinator, AUC Venture Lab” in the subject line.


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