Activation Energy supports the world’s top science innovators in bridging the gap from concepts to products that can benefit humanity. As co-creators and managers of the Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial fellowship program, we have supported 42 science entrepreneurs since 2015, leading to 30 new hard tech companies that have attracted more than $80 million in early-stage funding from best-in-class investors and corporations. Thanks to a multi-year grant from a major donor, we aim to expand our program offering to new geographies and impact areas in 2019.
We seek an entrepreneurial, self-driven VP of Partnerships to drive top-line revenue for Activation Energy. This leader will identify, cultivate and manage strategic relationships with an emphasis on public sector partners while also managing a team serving foundations and corporations. The VP of Partnerships will be hired as a full-time employee of Activation Energy with competitive salary and full benefits and report to the President.
About Activation Energy
Activation Energy, is an independent not-for-profit organization that partners with world-class research institutions, federal agencies and private sponsors to run a seminal entrepreneurial research fellowship program. Our partnerships provides a platform for deep engagement with both public and private sector partners, allowing our fellows to more effectively address the most critical barriers facing our innovators as they move their ideas from lab the market. Our program is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, DARPA, the California Energy Commission, and a number of the world’s most influential corporations and philanthropies.