COO - Osaka Startupbootcamp Scale

COO - Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka

This is a unique opportunity to participate in the creation and execution of a world-class program focused on supporting leading international tech scale-ups to enter the Japanese market and to engage with Japanese companies and consumers.

Rainmaking is hiring a COO to help execute a Startupbootcamp Scale program based in Osaka, Japan. The program will focus on the 'Smart Cities & Smart Living' vertical and is backed by a broad consortium of major Japanese companies.

As the COO of the program you will be in charge of all operational aspects of the program including structuring engagements between startups and program partners, our international recruitment roadshow, events such as Selection Days and Demo Day. You will also lead the program Entrepreneurs in Residence and Interns.  The position is a direct report to the Managing Director.

We’re looking for someone who ticks as many of the following boxes as possible, and the first one is non-negotiable ;) :

- You are a great match with our strong and value driven culture (see below)
- You have 5 years of experience working with startups, growth companies and/or in the corporate world. Preferably a mix of both startup and corporate experience
- You have experience supporting programs such as accelerators, corporate incubators, innovation programs or similar, such as large events
- You are an proficient project manager with hands on experience 
- You are organized, action- and service oriented
- You are a self starter with focus on execution and speed
- You are diplomatic and cool under pressure

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 health 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 health care
    • You love action and getting things done
    • You love being a team member and team leader
    • You are an independent self starter… but you enjoy being part of a family
    • You are action oriented and highly persistent

About Rainmaking

    • 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