COO - Startupbootcamp Dubai FinTech Accelerator

This is a unique opportunity to impact the FinTech industry by enabling the application of transformative technology at the intersection of leading startups and major finance and banking industry players.

Rainmaking is hiring a Chief Operating Officer to manage the accelerator program based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, focused on FinTech. The program is backed by leading financial institutions like Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), VISA, HSBC and Mashreq Bank.  As the Chief Operating Officer of the accelerator you will be in charge of the day-to-day operations of the program, by organizing workshop sessions, driving engagement between the startups and the partners of the program and by continuing to build and strengthen the program’s position in the market.

We’re looking for someone who ticks as many of the following boxes as possible:
- You are a great match with our strong and value driven culture (see below)
- You have 5-10 years of experience working with FinTech startups, growth companies and/or in the corporate world. Preferably a mix of both startup and corporate experience
- You are an experienced program leader and have managed complex projects
- You have experience running programs such as accelerators, corporate incubators, innovation programs or startup challenges
- You have experience as a founder or early employee
- You've interacted with founders, investors and with corporate executives
- You are organized, action- and service-oriented; you are a self starter with focus on execution and speed
- You have developed networking and communication skills
- You have excellent business development skills and a high degree of commercial understanding and cultural sensitivity

What we offer:
- A unique culture focusing on three strong values: being entrepreneurial, being impactful and being kind. Read our culture book here
- A great working environment and awesome colleagues
- A fun and challenging role with lots of room to influence how things get done
- An opportunity to work with some of the world’s best startups transforming the FinTech industry
- A platform designed to create meaningful partnerships between startups and partners of the program
- A genuine path to be a happy and whole person with flexible and independent work environment so you can have time to carve out for your friends and family

About you
You love startups, founders and technology
You want to improve people's lives by driving innovation in FinTech
You love mentoring and influencing startup founders
You have empathy for big companies and their strengths and weaknesses
You are an influencer with advanced communication skills
You are an independent self starter but you enjoy being part of a family
You are a superb networker
You are action oriented and highly persistent

About Rainmaking Innovation
We are the people behind Startupbootcamp, the global accelerator with 75 programs on four continents behind us
We are a fast growing innovation execution engine
We are a partnership of serial entrepreneurs with a mix of corporate and startup backgrounds
We are 150+ passionate innovators distributed across 12 offices
We’ve worked with 100 of the Fortune 500
We’re at the intersection of startups, corporates, investors and talent
Read about Rainmaking
Seniority Level: Director
Industry: Internet
Employment Type : Full-time
Job Functions: Information Technology, Management, Business Development