/Operations Coordinator - imec.istart.nl

Operations Coordinator - imec.istart.nl

Research & development - Wageningen | More than two weeks ago

 To be the backbone of our organization and help us jumpstart young entrepreneurs into a promising future



What you will do 

As an Operations Coordinator - imec.istart.nl, you will have an important role in the imec.istart.nl team that is based out of our OnePlanet Research Center in Nijmegen. In this position, you will make sure that our operational back end will run smoothly. Together with your colleague, you manage the complete operations side of our accelerator program. Furthermore you will work closely together with our Venture Acceleration Team and Program Manager. Your main tasks will include:

  • General support to the imec.istart.nl program;
  •  Support with the organisation of our Open Calls (e.g. organize Info Sessions, Pre-Selections and Pitching Days);
  •  Overseeing and managing the startups’ Monthly and Quarterly Reporting on our digital Innovatrix platform;
  •  Organisation of our program offerings including Workshops, Technology Screening Days, and our quarterly Acceleration Boards;
  •  Building up and managing our Access-to-Talent offerings (including but not limited to setting up our Dutch mentor pool, building our cooperation and networking with technical universities and universities of applied sciences, organizing team dynamics sessions, and setting up co-founder and talent matchmaking programs);
  •  Organize community events like Peer Learning Sessions, Founder Circles, and Investor Days;
  •  Support of our funded projects (e.g. European funding, regional grants);
  •  Represent imec in the local & international ecosystem and work together with a diverse number of imec.istart.nl partners.


What we do for you 

imec.istart, one of Europe's most successful acceleration programs for young technology startups, is looking for an Operations Coordinator to help build and support the program and its operation in The Netherlands.


  •  Collaboration with inspiring startup entrepreneurs, mentors, experts in residence and the imec.istart teams in Belgium and The Netherlands;
  • You learn to handle a high degree of responsibility;
  • You’ll get the ability to build a large and useful (inter)national network;
  • You’ll gain knowledge on startup programs such as startup accelerators and startup ecosystems and setting up a small enterprise.

Who you are
You are an entrepreneurial multitasker, and you quickly find your way in systems and organizations. You get energized by coordinating a multitude of activities and you like to be the first point of contact for your colleagues, our startups, and stakeholders to answer all their practical questions. As a real team player, you ensure that the imec.istart.nl team works together smoothly. 


  • You work and think at a Bachelor’s level.
  •  Background in administrative support, communication management, and/or event management - although relevant experience is more important.
  •  Strong communicator with proven marketing skills.
  • Customer-focused, who can manage outreach to different communities.
  • Strong organizational skills; you can keep the overview of a diverse number of ongoing activities.
  • Knowledge of the full MS Office suite with a digital savviness.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken). Dutch is a big plus.
  • Able to adapt quickly to a changing environment, proactive, you see changes as an opportunity to grow.
  • You are a team player, with equal ability to work independently.
  • You are interested in new technologies and fascinated by the world of startups and entrepreneurs.
  • You live in the Netherlands and are able to travel once a week to our office in Nijmegen and in Enschede (non-negotiable), with occasional travel to our offices in Eindhoven, and Belgium (Antwerp and Ghent). 



Do you want to learn more about this position, then you can connect with Frank Wolfs, Talent Acquisition Lead. You can reach Frank at +31(0)6 50 83 75 63 or frank.wolfs.ext@imec.nl. If you wish to apply, then please submit your full resume and write a motivational letter. Click on apply to submit your application.

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