Job Opportunity for Director, The/Nudge Accelerator at The Nudge Institute in Bengaluru

Website The Nudge Institute

About The/Nudge:

The/Nudge is an action institute working towards a poverty-free India, within our lifetime. We partner with governments, markets, and civil society to build resilient livelihoods for all.  We are a collective of some of India’s best leaders and entrepreneurs from across the industry, academia, government, and development sectors, and our work is organized across three impact streams:

  • Centre for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (CSDE): enables underprivileged youth to lead flourishing lives
  • Centre for Rural Development (CRD): enables rural families to come out of extreme poverty
  • Centre for Social Innovation (CSI): nudges top talent to solve India’s biggest challenges

About The/Nudge Accelerator:

The/Nudge Accelerator is the first-of-its-kind start-up fund in India designed to accelerate non-profits that are ready to grow and scale. We offer a grant of ₹ 50-200 lakhs, based on a non-profit’s potential to grow their impact, and achieve meaningful scale. Founders, as well as leadership team members, receive organizational mentoring and hands-on support for 12-24 months. Entrepreneurs have leveraged the supportive network of funders, experts and administrators, and other inputs of the accelerator to achieve 10-15x growth within a year and orbit-shifting growth for their nonprofit startups. 

At The/Nudge you will:

  • strategize and execute on the roadmap to make The/Nudge accelerator a powerful magnet for talent, capital, and innovation in the service of resilient livelihoods for all
  • create tailwinds for high potential startups to achieve impact and scale through thoughtful program design and timely inputs
  • oversee all aspects of the program including outreach, selection, operations, mentoring by CSI Partners, and connecting entrepreneurs to the larger social ecosystem
  • design bootcamps and other interventions to develop the capacity of entrepreneurs and their leadership teams
  • (as a senior member of the Social Entrepreneurship division) contribute to defining the organization’s strategy, building the collective of mentors and influencers, raising funding for the program, and be a spokesperson for venture philanthropy and nonprofit entrepreneurship

Apply if you have:

  • at least 15 years of work experience with a significant portion in the startup ecosystem, tech product management, equity research, or strategic consulting
  • deep passion to apply your business skills towards social impact
  • prior experience in the social sector preferred including involvement in Incubation or Acceleration programs

Would be great if you have:

  • understanding of India’s livelihood sector (skill development, employability, entrepreneurship, rural development, gender and inclusion, emerging sectors)
  • any experience of working with startups

We aspire to be an inclusive and diverse organization and encourage qualified individuals irrespective of their religion, caste, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or any other dimension of identity, to apply.

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