The primary role of this position is to provide individualized and confidential technology commercialization counseling services to NC businesses, entrepreneurs and university faculty. Key activities of this role include promoting the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and Technology Commercialization Team throughout the state and establishing/maintaining relationships with key strategic partners involved in technology commercialization, the funding of viable technology commercialization ideas, and economic development. This position has specialized responsibilities focused on equity funding. The position will both regularly engage with clients to assist them in raising equity funding and plan / execute events that revolve around equity funding topics.
Minimum Education / Experience
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Broad, general knowledge of the principles and practices of business management, sales and finance, along with a sound understanding of all aspects of technology commercialization, and both dilutive and non-dilutive fund raising, is required. Attention to detail, strong analytical abilities, and excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills are also required. The successful candidate must have the ability to keep detailed records, handle multiple assignments, organize work, and establish priorities with minimal supervision.
Familiarity with both NC and federal level technology commercialization / funding ecosystem partners is preferred. The ability to analyze and present complex financial analysis to clients is necessary.
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