DIRECTOR, INDUSTRY PARTNER PROGRAM (IPP)

Your mission:
Bring breakthrough innovation to market by driving cooperation between industry and science-based startups.

Our world:

  • Bringing hard tech innovation to market is an ecological necessity, a fantastic commercial opportunity and an amazingly rewarding mission.
  • Early engagement with industry is critical to ensure the success of early-stage companies.
  • Alongside our investment activity and company co-creation work in hard tech startups, we built the Industry Partner Program (IPP), where we work intimately with large industry corporates to nurture relationships with innovation sources (startups and Universities). The IPP drives emerging technologies to commercialization.

You are:

  • A top performer, at home in the world of science and engineering.
  • A passionate advocate for evangelizing emerging technologies to industry.
  • You are ready to hustle, knowing that the game of business development is won by initiative, tenacity and creativity.
  • A deal creator with vision and a deep tactical toolkit that you use to chart solution pathways to overcome obstacles.

Your role:

  • Manage and grow the Innovation Partner Program.
  • Identify opportunities for cooperation between partners and startups from our portfolio and deal flow.
  • Innovate and advocate for industrial – startup cooperation in the broader ecosystem.
  • Support Rhapsody’s investment and co-creation activities.

About Rhapsody Venture Partners

Rhapsody Venture Partners is a seed-stage venture investor in Cambridge, MA that funds early-stage applied science and engineering companies.  Rhapsody’s team works side-by-side with entrepreneurs to develop industry partnerships that reduce time-to-commercialization and accelerate growth.  Our portfolio includes  high-impact companies such as Apeel Sciences, LiquiGlide, Manus Bio, Hazel Technologies and Fluid Efficiency. Learn more at http://www.rhapsodyvp.com

Think you have the right stuff?  Send us a note sharing why this is a fit for you @ bernard.lupien@rhapsodyvp.com

Position is based in Cambridge, MA with significant national and international travel.