Start Up Specialist

  • Contract
  • Canada
  • Posted 6 days ago

University of Alberta

This place is part of the Non-Educational Workers Affiliation (NASA).

This place has a time period size of two years and affords a complete advantages package deal which may be considered on our Advantages Overview web page .

Location – Work primarily takes place at Enterprise Sq. , Edmonton.

Working for the College of Alberta

The College of Alberta acknowledges that we’re situated on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to complement our vibrant neighborhood.

The College of Alberta is teeming with change makers, neighborhood builders, and world shapers who lead with objective every day. We’re house to greater than 40,000 college students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate packages, over 13,000 college and workers, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been acknowledged as one among Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work may have a significant affect on a captivating cross part of individuals—from our college students and stakeholders, to our famend researchers and innovators who’re fairly actually curing ailments, making discoveries and producing options that make the world more healthy, safer, stronger, and extra simply.

Working for the Division/College

As one of many high 5 analysis universities in Canada, the College of Alberta’s analysis and innovation spans many fields and disciplines. Our researchers’ experience and power appeal to over $600 million yearly from varied analysis funders and companions together with federal and provincial governments, trade, foundations, and different organizations.

Place Abstract

Reporting to the Trade Liaison Officer, the Begin Up Specialist is an integral member of the AVP: Innovation, Information Mobilization, and Partnership crew . Our crew helps packages, providers and occasions serving the College of Alberta Faculties, College and college students that encourages and facilitates Innovation, Information Mobilization, and Partnerships.

The Begin Up Specialist is chargeable for aiding within the growth of recent spinoff or startup companies arising from work achieved on the College of Alberta.  Particularly, they would be the key level of contact for researchers, graduate college students or others searching for to begin a brand new enterprise.  They’ll join these potential entrepreneurs to the appropriate assets both on campus or locally.

The Begin Up Specialist may even promote entrepreneurship and prepare occasions that showcase the method for individuals who could need to commercialize outcomes of their analysis.  It will contain creating documented pathways for several types of inventors to comply with.

The Begin Up Specialist may even assist partnerships to exterior innovation assets and supply coordination of alternatives and enhance consciousness of those assets to the College of Alberta.


Help for Inventors wishing to commercialize

  • Being the first level of contact for potential spinoff/startup alternatives
  • Develops and maintains relationships with researchers and inventors who could also be all for commercializing their applied sciences and function a concierge, directing them of their commercialization course of.
  • Develops a eager understanding of the innovation ecosystem on the college and in the area people to have the ability to direct individuals to the suitable assets.
  • Develops and updates maps of innovation assets particular to several types of improvements.

Arranging occasions to assist potential entrepreneurs

  • With the course of the Trade Liaison Officer and different VPRI workers, prepare, promote and host occasions that showcase innovation processes and assets.
  • Create promotional supplies for occasions

Creating supplies to create clear pathways for startups

  • Develop clear pathways for startups detailing totally different approaches for growth and assets which may be acceptable for them.
  • Create guides for people who find themselves commercializing their applied sciences to make sure that they perceive the method and assets accessible to them.


  • Prepares reviews on the standing of innovation on the college
  • Represents the enterprise growth perform of the College at inside and exterior occasions
  • Attends and participates in varied conferences, creates presentation supplies as required
  • Participates in particular initiatives as wanted

Performs different associated duties as required


  • Bachelors diploma required, ideally in commerce or science
  • Masters of Science or MBA can be most popular
  • Minimal 2 years of working with startup companies
  • Glorious interpersonal abilities
  • Means to work with delicate and confidential supplies
  • Glorious organizational and time administration abilities and a focus to element
  • Demonstrated capacity to take initiative
  • Pc proficiency utilizing Microsoft Workplace and Google functions
  • Familiarity with the College of Alberta is an asset

Be aware: On-line functions are accepted till midnight Mountain Commonplace Time of the time limit.

We thank all candidates for his or her curiosity; nonetheless, solely these people chosen for an interview can be contacted.

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