July 1, 2021
Twin Cities, Minnesota
Job Type


HOW TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Job Title: Food & Ag Track Lead

Reports To: Managing Director

Pay: $2,500 for the project

Project Length: July-September


The Food & Ag Track Lead is responsible for all coordination and execution of the Food & Ag Track at Twin Cities Startup Week. The Track Lead takes direction from the Executive Director and Managing Director and collaborates with track sponsors, partners, volunteers, event hosts, and participants to create an amazing experience for all track stakeholders and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs in Minnesota.

The most important characteristic of the BETA team is that we always put founders first. Every decision is made through the lens of supporting our founders and inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. We work quickly and efficiently to execute on our team goals and don’t let perfection get in the way of completion. We always do the right thing for our founders, partners, and community, and take time to enjoy the ride with the people we get to work with. 

BETA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission is “helping Minnesota tech founders succeed.” To fulfill this mission, BETA runs a series of founder-first programs and Twin Cities Startup Week. Both properties have experienced dramatic growth over the past five years, and now require the next generation of team members to ensure their continued success.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the scheduling of all events within the TCSW track.
  • Manage communication with track event hosts, sponsors, partners, volunteers, and participants.
  • Act as the primary liaison between track sponsors, event hosts, and the BETA team.
  • Provide clear, concise, and timely communication of detailed requirements to track event hosts.
  • Coordinate necessary track volunteers, moderators, and MCs. 
  • Guide track event hosts and volunteers around how to best prepare for the event. 
  • Coordinates activities with the various service contractors for track events.
  • Keep the BETA team informed of track status. 
  • Attend weekly TCSW planning meetings.

Secondary Responsibilities: 

  • Record feedback from session organizers and sponsors
  • Share recommendations on how to improve the year following

Key Competencies, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Execute with autonomy based on clear organizational, program & project vision/goals.
  • Event logistics management and team orchestration.
  • Ability to manage large scope projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to drive through ambiguity.
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively with partners.
  • Strong sense of composition and design detail.

Experience - Required:

  • Experience in project or event management.
  • Experience in event planning and event logistics.
  • Proven attention to detail through prior work or life experience.
  • Coordinating various stakeholders to achieve a goal.

Experience - Nice to have:

  • Strong interest in the discourse around technology, startups, entrepreneurship, venture capital.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EEO Statement

BETA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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