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ventureLAB is a not-for-profit leading global founder community for hardware technology and enterprise software companies in Canada. Our organization is led by seasoned entrepreneurs and business leaders with decades of industry experience in building IP-rich start-ups, scale-ups, and global multinationals to help businesses scale. Located at the heart of Ontario’s innovation corridor in York Region, ventureLAB is part of one of the biggest and most diverse tech communities in Canada. Since 2011, ventureLAB has enabled over 2,000 tech ventures to create over 4,000 jobs and raise more than $200 million in investment capital through our initiatives focused on raising capital, talent retention, technology and IP commercialization, and customer acquisition. Together with our community of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and partners, we enable technology startups to accelerate the commercialization of transformational products on a global scale. ventureLAB is home to the Hardware Catalyst Initiative — Canada’s only lab and incubator for hardware and semiconductor-focused companies. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada — for global markets.
We grow globally competitive tech titans that build-to-scale in Canada.
Born Global. Built to Scale. Inclusive by Design. Inspire a new generation of global founders who choose Canada to scale IP-rich tech titans creating innovative hardware and scale-ready enterprise software solutions that transform communities and establish a blueprint for a more sustainable, inclusive tech ecosystem.
Our Values — Team RIVIR
As ventureLAB’s Manager, Events, you will lead the development and execution of ventureLAB’s signature events, creating meaningful, profitable, memorable and innovative experiences for all attendees. Our event formats are ever-changing in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and are expected to be delivered in a virtual or hybrid format in the short-term. You will also be responsible for all operational implementation and post-event activities.
Reporting to the Director, Marketing, you are passionate about creating memorable experiences with engaging content and creative elements. You have a keen understanding of event sponsorship strategy and fundraising methodologies. You enjoy networking and connecting people with our brand. The Manager, Events, will work collaboratively with the External Relations, Marketing & Communications team as well as cross-functionally with other departments including Partnerships, Programs, and Venture Growth, to conceptualize, execute, and promote ventureLAB’s signature events.
You are a self-initiating, detail-oriented team player with a passion for creating and executing engaging, inspirational event experiences, and you find creative ways to bring our audiences together to build a sense of community.
You challenge the status quo and are motivated and driven to seek out new challenges in an evolving, fast-paced environment, while working collaboratively to achieve shared goals. We are looking for a creative thinker with a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude, who will create events that champion ventureLAB’s mission, vision, impact, and values for diverse audiences.
What You’ll Work On
$55,000/annum. Please note this is a one-year contract position with the possibility of extension.
How to Apply
Apply by Sunday, November 14th to email@example.com quoting “Manager, Events – Job ID 202124” in the subject line. Include your resume and a brief note telling us why you’d be a great addition to the ventureLAB team. Early submissions are encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
At ventureLAB, we value diversity, inclusion, and respect. Diverse experience, perspectives, and backgrounds bring great ideas and create stronger teams — we embrace it, because we know that by including everyone, we all thrive. Accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in the recruitment process.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.