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Job posting: The Next Web is looking for Innovation Program Manager

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by Weronika Naklicka in Jobs, News
May 11, 2018 0 comments

The Next Web is looking for a high-potential and ambitious young professional to join their team as their innovation program manager. You’ll be working in TNW X – the professional services arm of TNW. You’ll make sure TNW deliver their many innovation programs in a kick-ass way, thereby exciting both their partners and startups that are involved in them! 

TNW is a tech media company, founded in 2006. So far, they hosted TNW Conference for 12 years in Amsterdam and today it’s one of the most influential tech conferences globally. In this slipstream of the conference, they launched, their new site, that in 2017 keeps more than 10.000.000 people updated on tech’s most fascinating stories each month. A year ago, they opened their own co-working space together with Google in the heart of Amsterdam; TQ. Last but not least, they built the startup database Index, the main data source for their projects.

TNW X is the team that functions as bridge-builder between corporates, governments and the tech ecosystem. Through various different innovation programs (e.g. Tech5) they connect corporates to innovative startups much-needed talent to help boost their Innovation Power. But they also help governments worldwide to make sure they attract great companies to their own ecosystem.

They work with leading companies like Adyen, Vodafone, SAP, Deloitte, Accenture, Springer Nature and Heineken. And with government partners like South Korea, Thailand,  Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dutch Police and Utrecht. TNW X is a 12 person fully dedicated team, with strong support from the broader 85 people TNW organization including their Database team Index, media team, conference team and TQ team.

Your role

  • Take ownership of different projects and and manage them start to finish.
  • Manage stakeholder expectations through regular contact and clear communication
  • Help develop new products, programs and value propositions for (potential) corporate clients and government programs
  • Scout, reach out and manage the application for startups for our programs
  • Manage one or more teams of junior research analysts to support your program research
  • Match startups to specific innovation challenges of corporate partners

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