Startup Incubator Job – Program Manager – FITT, IIT-Delhi

Website Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer

Industry Academia interface organization, established by IIT Delhi

We are pleased to announce opportunities for the role of Manager/ Program Manager at FITT-IIT Delhi. The role requires hardworking, committed, and self-driven candidates capable of managing incubation, acceleration, funding, and corporate innovation programs at the Research and Innovation Park, IIT Delhi. It is an excellent opportunity to work with great tech startups and to afford exposure to the who’s who of the global startup innovation and investment ecosystem.


Email your latest CV (with the subject: FITT MANAGER/ PROGRAM MANAGER) to by 17:00 IST on November 17th, 2023.


We are looking for exceptional managers to facilitate the growth of innovators and entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey. As a manager, you will play the leading role in launching, developing, implementing, and managing strategy to ensure the success and growth of the organization and its portfolio.


  • Your mindset and values 
    • Passion for problem-solving and striving for excellence; demonstrate integrity, dependability, responsibility, accountability, self-awareness, work ethic, and empathy.
    • Out of your comfort zone: you have an entrepreneurial mindset and can thrive in a fast-paced and pressured environment where things are not fully defined. 
    • Independently Together: You can multi-task alone but are also an amazing team player. You know how to lead and motivate a team. 
    • Impact: You are results-oriented and committed to creating impact.

  • Your experience and competencies
    • A minimum of 2-5 years of relevant experience, such as managing incubation, acceleration, funding, corporate innovation programs supporting startups, and developing startup ecosystems/ experience as a founder/ investment professional, would be a plus.
    • Polished and straightforward communication — written and spoken with different levels of stakeholders 
    • Strong business acumen means you can build from the bottom up and have experience taking early-stage startups forward. 
    • Graduate/ Post-Graduate Degree in Engineering/ Science, preferably below 30 years; an MBA or CFA post-bachelor degree is a plus.


  • Scout and onboard entrepreneurs according to the defined criteria and process. Ensure smooth day-to-day overall functioning of the incubator/ accelerator/ fund by coordinating with operations, finance, investment, marketing, and other relevant team members.
  • Develop processes and ensure the implementation of the overall program structure; plan capacity building, outreach, and showcase in coordination with other PMUs.
  • Establish an effective working relationship with the IIT Delhi faculty, FITT stakeholders, and an ecosystem of investors, mentors, service providers, etc., to actively support startups. Regularly interact with and support portfolio ventures, and nurture a vibrant startup community.
  • Effectively manage the grants/ donations received from different sources; ensure timely reporting and compliance as per expectations. In close coordination with the finance team, manage the program budgets and project reviews.


In the range of INR 6-9 lakh annual CTC with up to 20% additional bonus on satisfactory performance. It will be a contractual position with an initial period of appointment of up to two (2) years, extendable based on performance. There will be an initial probation period of 3-6 months.


The shortlisted candidates will be called for personal interview(s) as required by the selection committee. The results of the selection process would be considered final.


The Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) is the industry interface organization of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. It is India’s leading innovation ecosystem, with a rich innovation legacy built on a vision for a self-reliant India since 1992. The flagship incubator has supported more than 300 startups and is currently managing over 25 programs to support innovators and entrepreneurs.

FITT manages multiple incubation, acceleration, and funding initiatives at various campuses of IIT Delhi, including the NIDHI Centre of Excellence, BioNEST, Atal Incubation Centre, DS Centre of Entrepreneurship, etc. It has multiple campuses in the Delhi NCR which is revered as the most vibrant startup ecosystem in India, take a virtual tour here: The organization’s vision is to encourage research translation and scale the startup innovation ecosystem in Asia.

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