Job Opening : Startup Services Advisor

01 May 2018

Permanent full-time position

Do you want to participate in the burgeoning Montréal startup scene and make a difference in the life of a brand-new business? This position is for you! Our team is committed, dedicated and such a fan of startups that it always wants to do more to move them forward.

The Advisor will report to the Director of Operations. The challenges are stimulating: to help the best startups in Montréal achieve success. More specifically

Guiding entrepreneurs (65%)

  • Guide the selected businesses in the first stages of the startup
  • Diagnose their needs, help them prioritize, and identify the experts who can meet their needs from our network of 450 volunteer business people
  • Regularly monitor your portfolio of businesses


Project management and partnerships (30%)

  • Participate in ideation of special projects with financial and strategic partners
  • Implement the special projects entrusted to you
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with the partners
  • Represent the organization at public events


Project selection (5% of the time)

  • Challenge the team in evaluation of the startup projects to select the best ones
  • Prepare and facilitate information sessions and webinars


Required skills and expertise

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or another relevant discipline
  • 5 years’ work experience with startup entrepreneurs
  • Experience as an entrepreneur is a considerable asset
  • Proven project management and partnership capabilities
  • Ability to develop and maintain good business relationships
  • Bilingualism essential (French, English)
  • Passion for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs.
  • Team player: ease in collaborating with colleagues.


Other information

Full-time position
Position start date: June 2018
Salary to be discussed, competitive benefits (group insurance, health program, voluntary retirement savings plan).
Flexible schedules, telecommuting, summer schedules.
4 weeks’ annual vacation, including 2 weeks during the Holiday period.
Workplace in the heart of downtown Montréal, Peel métro, linked to underground Montréal.

About Fondation Montréal Inc.

Fondation Montréal inc. propels the most promising young Montréal entrepreneurs to success, through grants, the expertise of seasoned volunteer business people, and access to a high-level business network.

What differentiates us:
A charitable organization
Funded nearly 80% by the private sector
$700,000 in grants annually
Over 450 business volunteers
No equity in the businesses funded
Flexible, personalized, à la carte services.
Opening the doors of Montréal inc. to the businesses funded

Please send your résumé and letter of interest to no later than May 25.

Note: La Fondation Montréal inc. will not answer information requests, will not acknowledge receipt of candidacies, and will contact only candidates who have been selected for interviews.