If you are passionate about tech and the start-up ecosystem, and love building relationships, come and drive the growth of Founders Forum in Asia.
We are looking for a regional ecosystem lead to join the Founders Forum community and events team, to play a significant role in curating inspiring content for our events in Asia.
As an ecosystem lead, you will be responsible for curating inspirational events to build Founders Forum’s Asia proposition. You will be responsible for building relationships with leading founders, investors, corporate leaders and government; crafting the content agendas; building commercial relationships and liaising with our event partners on the ground.
This role is our first hire in Singapore and the start of growing our brand presence, with opportunities to build a future team and portfolio of Asia events.
Role is based in Singapore, candidate must have right to work.
Salary: Competitive depending on experience + bonus
About Founders Forum
Founders Forum is Europe’s prominent entrepreneur community, focused around a number of annual events where our guests engage in open debate, brainstorms, discussion and problem solving in an intimate and collaborative atmosphere - building connections and discussing how to accelerate the positive impact of technology on the world.
Now, in our fifteenth year, we continue to host invite-only forums, tackling era-defining questions in iconic locations worldwide. We have welcomed guests such as Eric Schmidt, Google; Richard Branson, Virgin Group; Katherine Ryder, Maven Clinic; Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn; Evan Spiegel, Snap Inc; Emily Weiss, Glossier; Shahrzad Rafati, BroadbandTV; Sir David Attenborough, Broadcaster; Marissa Mayer, Yahoo; Bob Iger, Disney; Jean Liu, Didi Chuxing; Ted Sarandos, Netflix; Carolyn McCall, ITV; Tim Steiner, Ocado … the list goes on!
As our community has grown, Founders Forum has built a family of companies to support the needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey. These businesses cover advisory, executive search, diversity and inclusion, venture creation, investment, education, giving and more.
As ecosystem lead, your priority responsibility will be building relationships across Asia, with a particular focus on Singapore, and shaping the strategy and delivery on the curation of community-driven, invite only events.
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Our Application Process
Please note: we do not require a cover letter as part of your application.
Once you have submitted your CV and application, we aim to respond to you within two working weeks if we would like to take your application forward. We are a small team so we appreciate your patience.
Our interview process includes 3-4 stages as standard. Someone who is accepted into the process and successful at each stage can expect the following:
We may also suggest informal coffees with other member of the team to give you a chance to meet more of us and ask any other questions of what the culture is like.
We are dedicated to building a diverse culture and are eager to receive applications from all backgrounds. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination.
If there's anything you need to help you be the best in your interview(s) please let us know. In addition, if you have a specific time frame you need an answer within, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate it.
Founders Forum Group’s Values
More than just fellow founders. Everything we offer is centred around the founders we work alongside. A goldmine of information, support and opportunity for our community. Our experience and connections allow us to offer unparalleled guidance, advice and events. We are committed to being there for the highs, the lows and everything in between. A trusted ally, driving positive action by championing the people behind great ideas and building real relationships.
Entrepreneurial to our core
Preserving our startup mentality is the key to being able to empathise with and fully support our growing community. Just like the founders we work with, entrepreneurship runs through our veins. We drive change and unearth new ways of thinking by reframing the way we approach an idea. We look at the possibilities of business through a new lens. Seeking out potential in every aspect of life, passionately pursuing new ideas.
Founding the future
We are forward thinkers. Always at the forefront of innovation. Our foot is firmly planted on the accelerator as we gain understanding of what tech is coming and new trends that will shape our lives. We have a hunger for knowledge and find joy in discovery, paving the way for a new way of thinking. This is the room of people you want and need to be in, to drive yourself and your business forward.
Excellence without ego
We don't take ourselves too seriously, but are proud of what we do. We work together, recognising the expertise of those around us, and understand the value in differing points of view. We are committed to excellence and always hold ourselves to the highest standard.