Startup Manager

Website AcceleRise Vitagora - AcceleRise

Foodtech acceleration program - Feed you business

A leading European food innovation cluster, Vitagora has launched AcceleRise, a business acceleration program for the FoodTech sector. AcceleRise has been created in association with a pool of entrepreneurs, investors and leading French food businesses. In this context, Vitagora is recruting a Start-up Manager to join the AcceleRise team from February 2017, based in Dijon, France.

Based in Vitagora’s headquarters in Dijon, the Start-up Manager’s role is to assist the start-ups and SMEs selected to take part in the acceleration program and to build with them a personalised plan towards accelerated industrial and market launch of their products or services. The Start-up Manager will be in charge of AcceleRise operations and will report to the Director of Vitagora/CEO of AcceleRise.


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  • Take part in recruting and selecting candidates for the acceleration program.
  • Challenge companies as regards their business model, vision, market and sales strategy.
  • Implement and pilot a 3-month action plan, tailored to each candidate.
  • Support candidates in their business development and marketing (sales strategy, client outreach etc.) in collaboration with AcceleRise’s resources and partners, including the members of the Vitagora cluster.
  • Assist the candidates in their communications activities.
  • Carry out internal reporting of implemented actions, and progress reports on all candidates.

Required skills and aptitudes

  • Successful entrepreneurial experience in the last 5 years, preferably in food business and/or start-up support services within an accelerator.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, ability to function in lean/agile mode.
  • Excellent level of French and English.
  • Excellent relationship-building and networking skills.
  • Candidates must have a sense of initiative, ability to pivot, and be rigourous and organised

Please send CV and cover letter to Virginie JOURDE-BOUTON:
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: +33 (0)3 80 78 97 91

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