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Venture Growth Team - Advisor, SaaS & FinTech

We’re looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our growing team! The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, flexible environment, and work closely with a team of like-minded individuals, where each individual contributor is expected to drive projects forward while also working collaboratively to achieve shared goals. You’ll work closely with our small but mighty team, as well as with a wide range of professionals, including tech entrepreneurs, industry executives, and public and private sector partners. 


ventureLAB is a leading technology hub located in Markham in York Region, Canada’s second largest tech cluster. Working out of our 50,000 square feet innovation space, you’ll be exposed to a wide range of globally disruptive ideas, products, and people. At ventureLAB, we grow globally competitive tech titans that build to scale in Canada. 


Position Profile


Reporting to the Director, Venture Growth, the Advisor is responsible for supporting later stage, high potential technology companies in the ICT, SaaS and FinTech verticals that are ready for early engagements with partners such as IT Corporations and MNEs. In addition, the Advisor will work closely with clients, to ensure that these companies are well-positioned to capitalize on all types of potential customer engagements. The Advisor also assists in coaching and educating other Advisors in the Venture Growth Team to ensure effective industry knowledge transfer to the core team. As well, the role supports the development, maintenance and ongoing delivery of a dashboard of key metrics for monitoring the progress and impact of these high potential IT ventures. As well, the Advisor, through their broad of innovation ecosystem network, is responsible for establishing pipelines to attract referrals and new clients that are strategically aligned with ventureLAB’s portfolio.



The Advisor will:

  • Grow and expand ventureLAB’s company pipeline to strengthen ventureLAB’s position as a leading AI, SaaS and FinTech cluster
  • Grow and expand ventureLAB’s company pipeline to strengthen ventureLAB “IBM Tech Accelerator” program
  • Identify and support high potential SaaS and FinTech clients through core programs and develop a work plan, including milestones, to support their commercialization, growth and Scale
  • Understand the strategic priorities and SaaS and FinTech challenges facing individual ventureLAB IT partners to assist clients in developing successful customer demonstration and Sales funnels
  • Meet with entrepreneur clients regularly, provide support and advisory services to enable high potential client companies to successfully grow their businesses in York Region and beyond
  • Recommend and collaborate with internal ventureLAB team to implement best practices
  • Manage and grow company and partner relationships including:
  • Ensuring all ventureLAB supported companies follow processes and complete quarterly, annual and other surveys
  • Liaise with partners and key IT and FinTech stakeholders to attract referrals/new clients
  • Provide regular updates to the ventureLAB team to support the creation of company success stories and deliver regular impact reports to partners
  • Capture all requested metrics and milestones in ventureLAB internal CRM/MIS system required for funding and other reports to ventureLAB stakeholders and partners
  • Report on a minimum weekly basis to provide updates on companies and proactively communicate any challenges or roadblocks to Venture Growth Team
  • Collaborate with Venture Growth Team to ensure IT sector expertise and knowledge transfer to grow their core competencies in IT and related technologies.


How to Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter to by Friday, August 29, noting “Advisor– IBM Tech Accelerator” in the subject line.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

position type Part-time, Contract
Location Markham
Deadline August 29, 2019