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Regional Market Manager — Ontario 

Deadline: July 20, 2018 

This position is for someone who is passionate about startups and being at the forefront of

innovation in Canada. This is a fast paced management role overseeing the coordination and

execution of LOI’s regional initiatives to activate entrepreneurship. This position is best suited to an energetic, entrepreneurial-minded, organized, and hands-on community builder who is capable of bringing together the moving pieces of a local community linked to a broader national movement.

As the Regional Market Manager you will report directly to the Director of Programs, and work with the regional Entrepreneur in Residence, Investor in Residence and LOI Labs program participants to foster regional engagement with the entrepreneurial and business community.  You will manage the day-to-day regional operations of the LOI Labs program, be the point person for ventures on the ground in your market and the main point of contact for any regional external partners.

Your role is a critical part of LOI’s goal to deliver programs and create content that matters to young entrepreneurs from across Canada. You will have close interaction with local Labs cohorts, LOI’s corporate partners and key players. In addition you will be tasked with building out the LOI brand in your specific region, and take on certain speaking and facilitation opportunities. Overall you have strong relationship building skills, you are organized and you like to roll up your sleeves to get shit done!


Competencies and Responsibilities:

Event + Program Management

  • A key responsibility of the role is to coordinate and manage the internal and external activities of the LOI Labs program. This includes everything from maintaining a master schedule, to organizing and distributing resource documents, to booking event space, to coordinating speakers.

  • You will be responsible for coordinating key program activities such as internal workshops, seminars, sessions, and educational components with LOI partners, external events (conferences, talks, etc), mastermind sessions and community events.

  • Partners are a big part of the LOI’s regional initiatives, and it is the Regional Market Manager who will be responsible for maintaining specific relationships with our programming partners in their market; this may include corporations, educational institutions, entrepreneurs, and facilitators.

Market activation

  • You have a clear understanding of who LOI’s target demographic is and how to engage them within the programmatic funnel & community building initiatives.

  • Demonstrate an ability to meaningfully engage SME’s, entrepreneurs and key partners in LOI led initiatives within your market

  • Demonstrate an ability to develop and maintain partnerships by identifying alignment between LOI’s vision and values and the values of other entities.



  • You can identify and relate to LOI’s target demo.

  • You will communicate directly via various channels (in person, email, slack etc.) with ventures in the program and the LOI core team based on the West Coast

  • Understand how to create, build and manage relationships within the regional community of young entrepreneurs and the local business community at-large.

Bonus Points:

  • Experience working in a startup environment.

  • Experience working with another incubator or accelerator.

  • Experience using Asana, Slack, and Zoom

  • Please include any technical expertise (graphic design, coding, project management) in your application; include specific programs/certifications that pertain to each respective area of expertise.

Entrepreneur in Residence 

This position is for a seasoned entrepreneur who is passionate about the future of entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada. This is a regional leadership role best suited to an experienced, hands-on, business leader who is capable of bringing together the moving pieces of a local community linked to a broader national movement. The EIR provides both strategic business advice and CEO coaching to the founders in the LOI Labs program enabling them to navigate the process of building and scaling their venture.

As the Entrepreneur in Residence  you will work directly with the Executive Director and Director of Programs to support the youth founders participating in the program within your designated region. Your role as an EIR is  to help founders with their businesses during the program which could include customer discovery and development, business model, marketing, financials, pitching and more.

Profile and Qualifications:

LOI Labs aims to target entrepreneurial profiles such as:

  • Founders or executives from successful, preferably VC-backed startups

  • Angel or early investors with small portfolios and a willingness and interest in deepening their exposure to mentorship and portfolio development.

  • Lead and activate mentors of LOI Labs or other top tier accelerators.

  • Local startup mentors, advisors or board members


  • Proven relevant experience working directly with startups in an operational, advisory or investor capacity

  • A professional network of individuals (investors, mentors, founders) with the background, experience and interest needed to help startups drive towards success

  • Operational experience, preferably in high growth companies or startups

  • Experience in the accelerator’s sphere is a plus


  • 1:1 coaching of early/growth-stage ventures

  • Meeting with companies on an ongoing basis

  • Leveraging and extending the LOI Labs support network of other domain experts

  • Reviewing and interviewing prospective startups applying to LOI Labs in your region

Position Details

  • 12 week contract

  • 2-3 hours per week

    • Max 10 ventures per region

  • Period: September 2018 start

About LOI Labs: 

LOI Labs was designed to develop entrepreneurial acumen from the ground up. Our program provides youth with the education, access, community, network, and credibility that youth-led ventures require to scale. Our commitment is to meet young entrepreneurs where they are and shorten their runway to success. League of Innovators programming is local, national and global, and leverages subject matter experts, partners and  investors from across the country to accelerate the businesses of tomorrow, today. LOI Labs is a 12-week program delivered virtually with hands on support through our regional nodes stationed in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Hamilton.


LOI Labs is Canada’s only barrier-free program for young entrepreneurs, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our programming is accessible in every corner of the country. LOI Labs does not take equity from any of our venture partners; our aim is to be the unbiased partner to each venture that we work with.