Senior Account Coordinator, AUC Venture Lab (Grant Position)

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

Purpose: The 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​​. V-Lab’s senior account coordinator is responsible for working closely with more than three startups per cycle and coaching them. Duties start from the selection of startups going through their delivery and progress within cycle and providing support until graduation.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Filter applications bi-yearly and score them according to Venture Lab guidelines
  • Conduct Interviews to a selected number of Applicants
  • Monitor and analyze interaction of a number of Venture Lab Selection event participants
  • Conduct meetings with selected startups and conduct needs assessment and set realistic goals
  • Coach three to five startups per cycle to Implement evidence based Entrepreneurship tools:
  1. Understand their customer
  2. Formulate a strategy
  3. Validate the strategy
  4. Overcome challenges
  5. Pivot and enhance product for a better market fit
  • Follow up on dtartup fulfillment of milestones
  • Collect information and draft executive summaries on assigned startups
  • Prepare reports on assigned startups as needed to follow their progress
  • Stay updated on latest trends in entrepreneurship field and show ability to answer startups inquiries about the ecosystem
  • Assist program manager in all other needed activities


Minimum Education Requirement: University bachelor's degree

Experience: Two to three 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 “Senior Account Coordinator, AUC Venture Lab” in the subject line.


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