Charlottetown, PE


The interim CEO of the Startup Zone is integral to the development and management of PEI's new business incubator. Started in June 2016, the Startup Zone has grown to be a destination for entrepreneurs. The interim CEO will continue to develop the programming and manage the financial aspects of the organization while current the current CEO is on maternity leave. 

Term: April 10, 2017-May 1, 2018




Develop a plan to meet the objectives of the strategic plan

Work with and take direction from the Board of Directors to develop and grow the incubator

Organize day-to-day activities, programs, initiatives and people in a dynamic environment

Developing relations with startups to ensure their needs are addressed

Oversee hiring, management and development of staff


Program Development & Community Events:

Develop initiatives within the center to aid in the development of early-stage entrepreneurs and startups

Partner with entrepreneur related organizations

Organize and develop new programs and events


Community Outreach:

Proactively identify and build relationships and partnerships

Develop sponsorship opportunities

Marketing and promotion of the business incubator and resident companies


Financial Management & Fundraising:

Manage finances for the Incubator

Develop funding proposals and reports for government and private sponsors


Board Management:

Actively engage and energize volunteers, board members, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.

Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee; seek and build board involvement delivering on the strategic plan.


Post-secondary degree in a related field


Management of a non-profit organization

Startup or Entrepreneurial experience preferred

Program Development and Event Management

Demonstrated experience in Financial Management

Additional Information

Working Conditions:

The Centre is an open workspace.

Work at the Startup Zone for during office hours. There will be some evening, weekend and on-call work to assist the Startup Zone programming and hosting of events. The CEO will be required to adhere to the confidentiality and standards set out by the Startup Zone Employee Handbook.