Community Manager, Startup Ecosystem

Job Summary

We are looking for a person with experience in building startup ecosystem, forming strategic partnerships, building tech-focused interest communities. We are a newly formed State government agency tasked to accelerate efforts towards a digital economy and society. In this digital transformation journey, there are many interesting and innovative projects to engage civil society as well as enterprises to drive digital adoption and create a confident experience.

This is a start-up opportunity for a visionary that wants to get hands-on to drive significant and impactful change to society. The candidate should understand the frictions of change and develop pragmatic ethical action-oriented strategies to nudge behaviours into achieving desired outcomes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead and focus on the transformation agenda of digital economy and drive programs to build and strengthen the tech startup ecosystem
  • Work with universities, ecosystem partners and generate pipeline of startups in software or product engineering and design through ideation programs
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to develop policies, incentive programs that promote the startup ecosystem by attracting investors in capital and expertise
  • Design and develop programs to recruit investors and mentors
  • Manage the seed fund program jointly with private angel investors and VCs, running at least 2 cohorts a year
  • Maintain a dashboard on startup metrics and continuously raise ranking of ecosystem within country, region and globally
  • Implement branding and communication strategy to engage and build momentum of startup ecosystem
  • Able to ensure delivery of work to be compliant with all relevant laws, policies, and regulations.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business/Economics/Finance/Marketing, Masters is an advantage
  • Must be fluent in Bahasa Malaysia and English, spoken and written
  • Experience in the startup ecosystem, familiar with change management or digital transformation
  • Entrepreneurial experience with a startup
  • Good business acumen and adaptable to a fast-paced environment
  • Strategise, plan, and lead community building and partnerships in the startup ecosystem:
  • Creative in problem solving and analytical, detail-oriented
  • Good team player but also independent and confident to execute
  • Experience in program and project management
  • Strong communication skills in writing and public speaking, able to present to audience
  • Self-starting and quick to learn

To apply, email your resume to careers@digitalpenang.my.