Term: 3 Years
The Director, Deep Tech Startups creates the conditions and an ecosystem for deep tech startups to succeed at Velocity. A member of Velocity’s senior leadership team, the director, deep tech builds partnerships (investors, industry, manufacturers, producers, innovation ecosystems, etc.), establishes systems, advises companies, and fosters a community of founders and innovators that meaningfully help startups accelerate their progress. A recognized leader with deep tech startup experience, the director, deep tech is also a thought leader and contributes to the strategic direction of Velocity’s mission while engaging the University of Waterloo ecosystem to inspire and inform up and coming generations of aspiring entrepreneurs.
Advisory Practice Development and Leadership
Partnership Development and Management
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