Innovation Program Associate LATAM

Job description

The Role

We are looking for a proactive and organized person who loves to form meaningful connections with different startups ecosystem players and who believes in the power of startup/corporate collaboration. In this role, you will be responsible for creating and running different Innovation Programs, maintaining communication with corporate clients and startups and preparing all the collaboration opportunities and Innovation Programs for them. Under this position you will be part of a global team in which we focus on creating innovation strategies for corporations and building relationships with them.

The role is based in Bogota and reports directly to the Programs Manager in LATAM and will work very closely with our Innovation Programs team based in Amsterdam.


  • Coordinate and operate all Innovation Programs in LATAM based on the clients needs;

  • Analyze the results of each program and propose new improvements;

  • Send emails to startups and manage their calendars;

  • Prepare all materials for the program such as notion pages, presentations, Gantt charts, feedback forms, search for suppliers and mentors;

  • Support to the Innovation team in scouting processes and selection of entrepreneurs who participate in these programs;

  • Manage databases of the stakeholders involved;

  • Keep track of check in meetings, and ensure that we are always on top of our to do list. Therefore updating the agenda and next actions; with follow up emails after the meeting to recap our meetings;


A bit about you:

We are looking for a startup lover, who is an organized, entrepreneurial and proactive person and who enjoys keeping track of different projects at the same time, handles communications with different stakeholders involved and measures the progress and the success of each program.

Key requirements: 

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in business administration, project management, business design, industrial engineering or any related field.

  • Proven relevant multidisciplinary experience in innovation, project management, and new business development.

  • Excellent project management skills and working knowledge of Excel, Power point, Google drive. And Google Data studio is a plus.

  • Self-motivated and eager to learn inside a fast-paced environment.

  • Passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

  • Fluent in Spanish and English.


International remote-first team

We are a global, remote-first organization with around 40 people on our team, representing 15 different nationalities and 5 different continents. We have an open company culture and we like to connect with each other on a personal level.

We trust our team to work independently and to be in charge of their time and performance. We invest in and empower founders from all over the world, while always ensuring the inclusion and diversity of our team and portfolio companies. This is a great opportunity to work with people with diverse skills, backgrounds and experiences.

A Global Network

At Rockstart you will not only be surrounded by your teammates, but also by more than 250 driven and talented entrepreneurs as well as hundreds of mentors, investors and industry experts.

Working at Rockstart is a great opportunity to expand your network and stay ahead of the times by knowing all the latest innovations that our founders are developing. Being a part of our global community of founders, investors and mentors means that you’ll get to make connections with industry experts and professionals from all over the world, setting you up with a robust network for life.

Start date: October 2022

Availability: 40 hours per week

Remuneration: based on experience

Location: Bogota

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A bit about Rockstart

Rockstart is a global accelerator-VC that empowers purpose-driven founders on their way to success across three domains: Energy, AgriFood, and Emerging Technologies. Since our inception in 2011, we have invested in more than 250 startups and our alumni value to date is €750m.

With a global network and offices in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Bogotá and an international team of +35 professionals we’re on a mission to empower founders to drive positive change on a global scale.

We have an entrepreneurial mindset, we are open and honest, we work together and we're committed. What we value most are the startup founders, their big, bold dreams and how together we can create a better future. Do you want to join us and contribute to a sustainable and cleaner future? Keep on reading to find out more.