Position Title: Business Analyst: TechAlliance Startup Services
TechAlliance empowers London and Southwestern Ontario’s technology sector. We prepare today’s entrepreneurs to launch new ventures, provide education and networking opportunities to accelerate business growth for small-to-medium enterprises, and serve our 150+ members as advocates for the region’s thriving technology, life sciences and advanced manufacturing companies.
We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our Startup Services team as a business analyst working exclusively with youth entrepreneurs (ages 18-29).As a business analyst, you will be part of a team of 10 people working closely with entrepreneurs of start-up and early stage technology companies. Reporting to the VP Operations and Startup Services, you will work with other analysts and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence to support organic growth of companies in London and the surrounding communities.
Provide guidance to our clients with respect to developing business plans and their constituent components, such as business propositions, market analysis and strategies, competition analysis, operations, finances, etc.
Provide business analysis to assist clients with development of a business model.
Assist clients in developing specific tools to grow their business, such as cash flow projections, marketing plans, presentations/pitch decks, etc.
Assist in identifying and accessing sources of funding/grants, including government programs and private sector investors, business plan competitions, etc.
Provide ongoing support to the VP Operations and Startup Services, Manager, Measured Innovation, Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and other analysts and team members.
Manage communication with active client base, and serve as the main point of contact between clients and the startup services team.
Assist with the recruitment of new clients by attending events and workshops in a business development capacity.
Stay abreast of current developments in various technology industries.
Qualifications and Minimum Requirements
- Undergraduate degree in business or related field
- 2 to 3 years of prior business experience preferred
- Demonstrated leadership abilities
- Strong communication skills, both oral and written
- A good working knowledge of software programs and applications
- Strong organizational and analytical skills
- Ability to provide guidance and direction
- Energy, enthusiasm, and confidence in ones abilities
- A technology background is a definite asset
- Knowledge of Client Relationship Management (CRM) programs (i.e. SalesForce)
- Proven ability to assess business opportunities quickly and efficiently
The term of the position will be approximately one (1) year, with the possibility for renewal. Please send your cover letter and resume by end of day Wednesday, August 13, 2014 to the attention of:
Finance & Human Resources Administrator
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.