Accelerator Program Director Aviation & Travel (SG) - University

Our client is a leading university in Singapore that has championed the startup ecosystem with its various programmes, infrastructure and financial support.  They have designed a new methodology to accelerate startups and is looking to bring in international startups across a wide spectrum of technology into their program.   

If you have a passion for helping other startups grow in a structured manner especially in a VC, incubator, accelerator of corporate venture programs, we would love to have a chat!


  • Oversee organization’s joint initiative to develop a digital aviation and travel hub with corporate partner in the aviation and travel industry
  • Develop an overall Acceleration Programme curriculum comprising market validation, discovery and product/business development
  • Run and manage acceleration programme
  • Grow and manage network of advisors, mentors and key stakeholders
  • Oversee and manage team - including budgets, operations, marketing and outreach, curriculum administration, mentor management and liaison functions
  • Oversee engagement with partners & other collaborators in the start-up community
  • Oversee outreach and education events and activities


  • Degree Holder with at least 10 years' of relevant experience
  • Prior experience running accelerator programmes or equivalent
  • Good experience working with and managing multiple stakeholders
  • Experience in leading and managing teams, comfortable with chipping in to help as part of a small team  
  • Resourceful and comfortable in fast changing environment
  • Proven project management skills
  • Passionate about entrepreneurship

Definite Advantages

  • Prior experience with aviation or travel industry  
  • Deep knowledge of the tech start-ups industry from prior experience with a tech accelerator, incubator, start-up or venture capitalist
  • Good understanding of digital / technology businesses, products and services, or related experience
  • Good understanding of start-up ecosystem and good networks with start-ups and facilitators in the start-up space

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