Program Manager, FinTech Accelerator, AUC Venture Lab (Grant Position)

Reports to: Associate Director, AUC Venture Lab

Purpose: The AUC Venture Lab, program manager, FinTech accelerator is responsible for managing team, operations and delivery for the FinTech accelerator program. AUC Venture Lab’s startup acceleration program works with 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. Once selected, the startups benefit from business training by trainers, AUC faculty, mentors, student internships, seed capital, access to investors, a co-working space, and presence at AUC's School of Business. They also play an active role in the AUC community and Egypt, sharing their entrepreneurial experience with students, faculty members, mentors and investors, as well as our global alumni network

Principal Accountabilities

  • Execute acceleration program for each cycle
  • Execute international and local partnerships and sponsors mandates
  • Setting up the different processes for startups to use university services
  • Manage the Venture Lab team
    1. Oversee and supervise program account coordinators, senior account coordinators, account officers
    2. Ensure timely delivery of services to startups
    3. Oversee team learning progress and ensure proper entrepreneurial business coaching is properly conducted with startups
  • Manage and execute the selection process that involves:
  1. Setting up the online application
  2. Plan and conduct outreach events as needed to enhance startup pipeline
  3. Interviewing all potential candidates meeting program criteria
  4. implementing a three-day event for filtration and training
  5. Setting up the selection panel
  • Managing the facilitation of V-Lab services that includes:
  1. Manage training schedule for accelerated startups
  2. Schedule for and implement additional trainings required for startups development
  3. Acquire and engage highly specialized mentors
  4. Attracting university interns
  5. Work with CEOs of startups towards meeting their milestones and launching their businesses
  6. Report startup progress over cycle phases
  7. Analyze session feedback and recommend amendments
  • Plan and execute two demo days per year, two Venture Lab Expos and two Bootcamps per year
  • Develop and follow up on V-Lab alums network


Minimum Education Requirement:  

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master’s degree is a plus

Experience: 8 to 10 years of experience, five years in entrepreneurship or relevant fields is a plus


  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Microsoft Office
  • Pitching
  • Public Speaking
  • Team management
  • Multi-tasking
  • Networking
  • Design knowledge and adobe products knowledge is a plus


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 “Program Manager, FinTech Accelerator AUC Venture Lab” in the subject line.


“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo."