Position Role: Engineering

Position Level: Experienced

Position Type: Other

Position Location: Mississauga, ON

Application Deadline: 2018-09-30

Position Overview:

ICUBE is the business accelerator at the Institute for Management & Innovation, University of Toronto Mississauga. ICUBE offers students and community youth early-stage business development & commercialization services including an entrepreneurial curriculum, business advisory services, collaborative space, expert speaker sessions, and a mentorship program.

Thanks to the Ontario Centres of Excellence and other partners, the space contains innovative programming & support that will strive to build a culture of innovation & entrepreneurship at UTM.

ICUBE UTM is looking for qualified start-up mentors.

To provide support and guidance to a young entrepreneur assigned by ICUBE UTM to successfully establish and sustain his/her new business start-up.

Anticipated time contribution:
4-6 hours per month

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Meet regularly in person with young entrepreneur to discuss business progress
  • Work with the young entrepreneur to identify and reflect on specific goals and actions needed in order to successfully run a business
  • Help the young entrepreneur to identify other sources of support as appropriate
  • Provide encouragement to sustain the young entrepreneur’s motivation
  • Recognize and celebrate progress as it is made
  • Submit quarterly reports to ICUBE (10 minutes to complete) regarding the status of the relationship and business progress
  • Understand and adhere to policies and procedures of ICUBE and the University of Toronto

Desired attributes:

  • Adept at relating to and empathizing with young people and their aspirations
  • Capable of developing the skills of young entrepreneurs to make strategic business decisions for themselves
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries while providing valuable guidance during business start-up
  • Skilled at providing positive and constructive feedback and challenging assumptions as required
  • Accessible, reliable and able to meet commitments
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

How to Apply:

Applications can be submitted to ignacio.mongrell@utoronto.ca.

Specific Instructions for E-mail Applications:

If interested please email Ignacio Mongrell, Strategic Relations & Innovations Manager