Startup Incubator Job – Assistant Program Manager – DLabs, ISB

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Nurturing Ideas, Creating Ripples

DLabs is the incubation and acceleration arm of Indian School of Business set up in collaboration with the DST, Government of India. DLabs supports the creation of a vibrant and high impact entrepreneurial ecosystem focused on innovation in key focus areas. Dlabs is hiring for the position of Assistant Program Manager to support & manage incubation and acceleration programs. The role will focus on lead generation, stakeholder management, sourcing startups, evaluating program deliverables and engaging with startups during the programs.


● Assisting Program Managers in new programs within DLabs incubation, acceleration and corporate innovation verticals

● Support in end to end management of program along with stakeholder management

● Proactively engage with the startup ecosystem in India

● Develop and manage a pipeline of mentors, industry experts, and advisors for DLabs across diverse industries

● Work closely with ISB and its faculty members to leverage their subject matter expertise

● Scout for potential startups which are looking to scale up, through diverse platforms

● Support in evaluating startups based on their business model and technical feasibility aligned with the program requirements

● Facilitate targeted one-on-one support for startups in business development areas in close collaboration with DLabs team and its stakeholders

● Responsible for smooth and efficient functioning of the program at DLabs

● Program documentation and reporting with DLabs stakeholders

● Manage the day-to-day interaction with the Incubatees and provide continued strategic guidance to entrepreneurs in areas such as business modeling, sales, and marketing, financing, fundraising, overall strategy, operations etc.


● Masters or Bachelors degree with minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience.

● At least 1-2 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, startups, incubators or incubation consultancy.

● Ability to thrive in a startup ecosystem/ environment and deliver fast result

● Demonstrated ability to cultivate, build, and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and perspectives

● Project management skills (goal-setting, organization, and implementation)

● Prior work in an incubator/accelerator would be an added advantage

● Prior entrepreneurial experience would be an advantage

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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