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  • WiSys Entrepreneurs @ UW-Oshkosh

    Location US-WI
    Job ID
    2018-1626
    # of Openings
    3
  • The Organization

    WiSys Technology Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) supporting organization of the University of Wisconsin System. WiSys supports 11 four-year universities to identify innovative technologies and bring them to the marketplace. To learn more about WiSys, please visit http://wisys.org/

    The Opportunity

    The WiSys Entrepreneur Team will consist of three to four UW Oshkosh students committed to assisting in the development and expansion of WiSys owned Intellectual Property, selected by the Alta Resources Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The WiSys Entrepreneur Team will work towards successful IP Commercialization by working collaboratively with customers, mentors, faculty, economic development entities, and the business community. This position is a true startup experience focused on product development and sales.

     

    The WiSys Entrepreneur Team is responsible for performing market research, managing product development, soliciting potential customers, formalizing a business entity, and eventually commercializing the selected intellectual property.  Your end goal is to launch a startup company that maintains exclusive license to the product/service.

     

    You will work weekly with your team, the staff at the CEI, faculty, and mentors as well as WiSys. This is a high level competitive position requiring students with perseverance, tenacity, an entrepreneurial spirit and the commitment to seize opportunity.

     

    This position requires a one hour weekly meeting with the team/staff and an additional nine hours a week meeting assigned metrics/goals. The position also requires monthly reporting to WiSys.  We anticipate this position to run through the summer of 2019 – unless the team secures revenue. Once revenue is generated, a startup company (with the WiSys Entrepreneur Team as founders) will be organized.

     

    Essential Job Functions

    • Develop long and short term strategies and tactics for growth.
    • Manage the product development and research process.
    • Perform market research on product potential and target markets.
    • Develop brand and messaging to attract and retain customers.
    • Develop and manage budgets for marketing, operations, and technology.
    • Develop and manage supply chains to ensure continuity and maintain margins.
    • Recruit, manage, and develop personnel to support business growth.
    • Develop a culture of success and employee satisfaction.
    • Manage operations to ensure customer satisfaction.
    • Meet revenue and profit targets.
    • Develop strong relationships with potential customers and channel partners.

    Qualifications

    • Evidence of strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Ability to network within the business community and the university.
    • Ability to plan, organize, and deliver services to team and customers.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Team player.
    • Tenacity, and persistence.
    • Any UW Oshkosh student may apply.

     

    To Apply:

    Qualified individuals interested in this opportunity are required to submit a cover letter and resume as one document via the online career portal.

     

    WiSys promotes and supports an inclusive and diverse environment.

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