Entrepreneurial Coordinator


  • < 15 persons
Job description

The PLACE team in Paris is looking for an additional resource to match projects coming out of labs with opportunities for further incubation and support in the Paris innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems.

This is a free-lance, part-time position for an autonomous and collaborative professional who is familiar with the entrepreneurship and innovation landscapes in Paris and has supported entrepreneurial projects before. Fluent French and English are needed. Engagement runs from early September until December 2017.

 Responsibilities of the Entrepreneurial Coordinator include:

  • Identifying and following up interesting opportunities for PLACE innovators to grow their projects in Paris
  • Liaising with existing partners providing opportunities to clarify/finalise their offer and match them with PLACE Innovators
  • Prospecting and approaching potential missing opportunities on the basis of the needs of PLACE Innovators
  • Tracking the evolution of PLACE Innovators throughout the labs and in-between
  • Provide entrepreneurial support to PLACE Innovators, including supporting them in producing optimised presentations of their projects
  • With the rest of the team, representing PLACE towards partners, networks and events, to develop further opportunities for PLACE

 Behaviours & skills needed:

  • Background or solid experience (3 to 5 years) in entrepreneurial support/business development/training
  • Simple but effective project & budget-management skills – gets the job done, no matter what
  • Quick learner/taste for novelty, experimenting new ways of communicating, good mediator
  • Excellent team-player
  • High autonomy, capacity to reach goals independently
  • Excellent communicator: gets the message across perfectly in person, in writing, over the phone…
  • At ease with time-pressure/acceleration phases
  • Thrives on creative & human challenges, has grit and perseverance
  • High commitment to what PLACE is trying to do and to its Team
  • Sense of humour, positivity
  • Comfortable with remote teamwork & working from different locations


  • Good mastery of spreadsheets
  • Autonomous creation of high-standard presentation documents

 Organisation and commitment:

  • Immediate start, flexible work-place but regular presence in Paris needed (possibly several times a week), retribution depending on profile
  • You will be working closely but autonomously within a team of 5, and report to PLACE Director
  • Most of the work is carried out in flexible mode- self-organised to reach Team objectives, which are set together
  • Most of the work will be done in English, so fluency is essential (written and oral). For communicating with external partners in Paris, which is specific to this role, oral and written fluency in French is also required
  • Availability for some evening and week-end events: informal gatherings to coordinate the collective, PLACE community events, labs (which are always at week-ends)

How to apply?
To apply, please send the following: A letter in English explaining why being an Entrepreneurial Coordinator for the Paris pilot of PLACE is the right opportunity for you, and why you are the right match to be the Entrepreneurial Coordinator for the Parisian pilot of PLACE. Please include details of how you have helped others to develop their potential, if possible in relation to (but not limited to) their entrepreneurial development. Also be sure to include details about your direct experience in entrepreneurship, business development, facilitation or training. Un paragraphe en français décrivant l’équipe idéale que tu aimerais rejoindre- comment fonctionne-t-elle? Your CV (either in English or in French). Applications are open until August 26th. We will meet shortlisted candidates from 27th August onwards for an immediate start. Contact email for questions & to send applications: welcome@place.network
More informations
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  • Posted on 08-14-2017