Techstars is hiring a

Design Associate, Retail Accelerator (June-Sept)

Minneapolis, United States

Techstars Technical Associate // Paid Contract Position

Dates: June - Sept 2016

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Interested in Becoming a Techstars Associate?

Interested in becoming a Techstars associate for the Retail Accelerator in Minneapolis? You will help build the next amazing batch of startups, as they grow from early stage to venture-backed companies. From entrepreneurs, to investors, to mentors, your network is about to explode beyond all reasonable comprehension. You will have the opportunity to get to know the best entrepreneurs and investors in the city, up close and personally. You will also have access to full involvement in Techstars social events with the founders and local community.

It’s basically a chance to get amazing experience, broaden your network in ways you could never imagine, get exposure to some of the greatest up and coming companies in the country. Sometimes associates end up being employed by one of the teams or by someone they met during the span of the three months. Many also go on to build their own companies.

General Job Description

Do you want to have an impact on future industry leaders while enhancing your portfolio? Do you enjoy getting involved in many different aspects of design? From graphic design to UI/UX and even physical print design? You will be helping companies with their branding and marketing - think logos, pitch decks, presentations, events, etc.  

You Currently Have:

  • BA/BS degree or 2-5 years of professional design experience.
  • Knowledge that spans user experience, user interface, visual, and interactive design.
  • An understanding of what makes an experience good or bad
  • Experience working in an iterative design environment including giving and receiving feedback.
  • A drive to get better every day and are always looking for opportunities to learn.
  • A great attitude, desire to learn and meet new people, lots of energy and enthusiasm
  • Currently live in Minneapolis or would be willing to live here for the duration of the program.


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About Techstars

Techstars is a global ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market wherever they choose to build their business. Techstars is a mentorship-driven accelerator, and is changing the way startups are built by arming entrepreneurs with a massive interconnected network of amazing founders, mentors, investors and companies.

With 18 mentorship-driven accelerator programs worldwide, Techstars exists to support the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey. Techstars provides access to over 3,000 founders, mentors investors, and corporate partners, allowing entrepreneurs to accelerate the pace of innovation and do more faster. Techstars makes entrepreneurship more accessible by providing access to capital, guidance, marketing, business development, customer acquisition, and recruitment.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.