OTBC was established in 2004 by the City of Beaverton as an incubator for early-stage “growth” companies – those that hold promise of taking on venture investment and growing into much larger scale over time. We work with companies specializing in technology, apparel, food, medical products, and much more. The common element is an interest and intent to sell nationally or internationally. OTBC’s goals include finding and supporting entrepreneurs and investors of diverse backgrounds, to further broad community goals in Beaverton and Oregon of supporting previously neglected and under-represented populations.
OTBC activities are centered on programs that offer modest investments in seed-stage companies, accompanied by active, in-depth coaching of the entrepreneurs who are starting the companies. Residency is an opportunity available to Beaverton-area companies.
The coaching aspect of OTBC programs is crucial, and is based on the many years of experience that OTBC’s principal staff bring from their own careers in entrepreneurship and business development. OTBC participating companies regularly appear in and often win pitch competitions, investment competitions, and other investment-based challenges, and many bring in major venture investments or large grants.
Our long-serving Executive Director is preparing to retire, and we are looking for the next leader for this small but ambitious not-for-profit. The Executive Director is responsible for the management of the OTBC facility, staff and programs and for performing diverse tasks ranging from mentoring of entrepreneurs to office operations. This position is full-time and reports to the OTBC Board of Directors.
The position is full-time, based in Beaverton, and offers a wide range of exposure to the Oregon entrepreneurial and funding communities. Highlights of the position include:
Highly desired qualifications
Prior experience coaching entrepreneurs
Experience starting a business or working in the founding team of an early-stage startup
Successful development of new programs or projects
Experience with fundraising and/or grant-writing
Salary commensurate with experience
We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, mental or physical disability, religion, national origin, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or source of income in the admission or access to, or employment in, our programs or activities.
It is well known that candidates, especially women and person of color, are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet 100% of the hiring criteria. Our goal is to hire the candidate who is best able to meet OTBC’s needs. We encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if you believe you do not meet 100% of the qualifications described.