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Rhapsody VP Associate - Startup Innovation Ecosystem in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Your Mission:

Nurture and expand cooperation between industry and science-based startups to help bring sustainability-oriented technologies from lab to market.

Our World:

  • Bringing ?hard-tech? innovations -- things like new materials, engineering innovations, chemistries, food tech -- from the lab to the market is impactful for our environment and our economy, and is an amazingly rewarding mission!

  • Enabling collaborations between startups and industry partners is critical to ensure that the startups can bring their world-changing innovations to market successfully.

  • Alongside Rhapsody?s investment activity and startup co-creation work, we?ve built an innovation ecosystem in which we work intimately with leading corporations around the globe to nurture relationships with innovation sources (startups and universities). This ecosystem has grown rapidly, helping the startups we work with to thrive.

You Are:

  • A graduate of a top school with an advanced degree in engineering or physical sciences.

  • At home in the world of science and engineering. You thrive surrounded by top performers like you.

  • Comfortable engaging in purposeful discussion with executives from multinationals and startups alike. You care about their success and want to see breakthrough technologies commercialized to benefit society.

  • Perhaps, someone who has worked in consulting or another client-facing role where you honed your skills in influencing others.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-pace, entrepreneurial culture where decisions are made quickly and where you are given broad autonomy to get your work done.

  • Passionate and energetic. The mission of creating linkages between startups and industry excites you.

Your Role:

  • Work directly with large companies and startups to support the ecosystem in a structured program. In most cases you will be working with CTOs and their senior staff to make connections to strategically relevant sources of innovation.

  • Facilitate partnership discussions between startups and industry.

  • Own relationships with select industry partners and help grow the ecosystem.

  • Support Rhapsody?s investment activities ? find our next investment!

About Rhapsody Venture Partners

Rhapsody Venture Partners is a venture investor in Cambridge, MA that funds early-stage applied science and engineering companies. Rhapsody?s team works side-by-side with entrepreneurs to develop industry partnerships that reduce time-to-commercialization and accelerate growth. Our portfolio includes high-impact companies: Manus Bio (http://www.manusbio.com) , Hazel Technologies (http://www.hazeltechnologies.com) , WaveSense (http://www.wavesense.io) , Chinova Bioworks (http://www.chinovabioworks.com) , SAFI-Tech (https://www.safi-tech.com/) , HyperDamping (http://www.hyperdamping.com) , and Fluid Efficiency (http://www.fluidefficiency.com) . Learn more at www.rhapsodyvp.com

Position is based in Cambridge, MA with domestic and international travel.

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