About the Position

About Us:

Empowered Startups is a Global Startup Incubator, Accelerator, and Foundry with a diverse and expansive portfolio of international relationships and businesses. This role is 100 percent focused on selling unique global mobility pathways through specific jurisdictions rooted in entrepreneurship, innovation, and research projects to customers worldwide.

Job Overview:

We are looking for an experienced entrepreneur or intrapreneur, and/or individual with proven business experience to join our Startup Leader team and actively mentor, coach, monitor and connect a dynamic and diverse group of transnational entrepreneurs in our Startup Visa Incubator. As a Startup Leader your focus will be on assisting founders navigate their startup journey in Canada using a Lean Startup approach, while leveraging both a digital and in-person workspace. This means road-mapping and mentoring ventures ranging from ideation stage through till early scaling. Specific jobs to be done include supporting founders through validation experiments, prototyping, asset development, initial offer building, and aligning and connecting founders to key partners within Empowered Startups extensive network. Supporting the continued growth and opportunity to be found within our network, will also be critical. On a daily basis you will also be responsible for assisting in tracking Empowered Startups’ Vancouver based incubator’s portfolio of active ventures, and maintaining up-to-date reporting on all venture activity to be shared regularly with the leadership team and other requesting bodies. Your goal is to ensure high quality and timely coaching, mentorship and networking is being delivered to all ventures in the incubator providing all founders with the best chance at success with their startup in Canada. The ideal candidate will be a project oriented, self-leader who can pro-actively problem solve and identify jobs-to-be-done. You should enjoy working in a multi-cultural landscape, love to coach and connect people, and be driven to seek out success for both yourself and others.

Location: Our head office is located in downtown Vancouver, Canada. Note: Remote workers located in the lower mainland / sea-to-sky corridor highly welcome!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Organize and execute welcome and strategic planning sessions for incoming founders
  • Effectively coach and mentor all assigned ventures through a Lean startup framework during a two year incubation period
  • Build and maintain a regular and timely mentorship schedule using both our digital and in-person workspace
  • Maintain up-to-date reporting on all ventures progress
  • Support and finalize academic research deals
  • Help founders effectively utilize Empowered’s network of business, research, and prototyping affiliates
  • Actively contribute to the growth of Empowered’s network
  • Provide recommendations and support to founders in building business updates as requested by concerned bodies
  • Discover and implement ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of job-to-be-done within the incubator
  • Support ongoing development of expanded and cutting-edge curriculum and events
  • Keep senior leadership informed with detailed and accurate reporting


  • A post-secondary degree
  • Proven track record in business leadership, intrapreneurship, and/or entrepreneurship
  • Experience Coaching, mentoring and/or facilitating
  • Experience and/or deep passion working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Desire to learn, and love for system implementation and project management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Thrive in a dynamic environment with a high level of responsibility
  • Self-leader and problem solver
  • Able to work full time in our office space in downtown Vancouver, Canada

How to Apply:

Submit CV to [email protected]. Cover letters (optional) can be addressed to the Hiring Manager.

Start Date:

Immediate or as soon as possible. The position will remain open until it is filled.

We appreciate everyone that applies, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.