Corporate innovation specialist Highline Beta is looking for an Executive Director for Accelerators, an opening that headlines our Job of the Week column today.

Based in Toronto, Highline Beta helps Fortune 1000 companies identify new growth areas and works with them to develop new products and services. The group says it turns “insights into action, and leverages Highline Beta’s venture capital lens to discover investable growth opportunities.”

The Job of the Week column features openings posted on the Entrevestor Job Board, which focuses on jobs in technology, innovation and startups in Atlantic Canada. The Entrevestor Job Board helps match job openings and candidates in the tech and startup communities and is operated by Entrevestor and Alongside.

Here are excerpts from this week’s posting:


Highline Beta

Executive Director for Accelerators

Marcus Daniels, Lauren Robinson and I (Ben Yoskovitz) founded Highline Beta with the mission of building better ventures. Our thesis is this: by unlocking the assets within large companies, we can help them grow beyond their core through internal and external innovation.

We're blending an innovation consulting business with a venture capital business, giving us the best of both worlds. We're building a team of exceptional people that are excited by the prospect of working at a company that's doing something different and delivering incredible value.

We love building businesses. We love the mission of finding meaningful problems to solve, and then solving them with the right solutions. We love helping others achieve their goals, whether it's an innovation leader inside a large company, or a founder that's scaling her startup. Everything is a puzzle that needs to be figured out, and we spend our time at Highline Beta putting the puzzles together.

We work across a host of different industries, and believe in our mix of entrepreneurial chutzpah and rigorous innovation methodologies to get us to the answers we're looking for. We help some of the world's biggest companies find and shape new business opportunities that will propel them to continued growth. For example, we helped AB InBev launch the 100+ Sustainability Accelerator program, which has completed two cohorts with thirty eight startups. AB InBev has continued to work with over 50% of the startups beyond the accelerator program, which has also helped startups raise $200M in capital and grow their businesses, all while helping AB InBev achieve their sustainability goals.

Our team at Highline Beta are customer-obsessed doers, driven by outcomes over outputs. Reporting to the Founding Partner & CPO, Ben Yoskovitz - you will be managing a team made up of Program Directors like Veronika Kvon, and collaborating with Senior leadership like Founding Partner & CEO, Marcus Daniels.


As the Executive Director, Accelerators, you will be responsible for leading the Accelerator business and leading the team that delivers all corporate-startup accelerator programs. You will be joining a team as an experienced leader with credibility among startup founders and senior executives.

  • Managing and coaching team members to ensure accelerator program deliverables are achieved; deliverables include but not limited to sourcing & selecting quality startups, accelerator programming, marketing strategies, demo day and event planning, etc.
  • Navigating relationships with corporate partners with a goal to deliver against performance goals and support renewal
  • Mentoring startup founders to maximize the value add of their participation in our programs
  • Identifying potential startups based on their potential and their founders' interest in joining an accelerator program and business opportunities with our corporate partners
  • Collaborating with the Senior Leadership Team to assist in formulating the company's future direction and supporting tactical initiatives
  • Develop strategies that assist in delivering meaningful program experiences and optimizing requirements that have a direct impact on strategic business plans
  • Develop and manage reporting tools for management meetings
  • Provide ongoing and clear direction, performance management and career development support to the Accelerators team. Ensuring that we have the right folks in the right seats.Read the full job posting here.

Read the full job posting here.