TEC Edmonton is seeking two people to serve on its board of directors.
TEC Edmonton is a business accelerator that helps emerging technology companies grow successfully. A joint venture of the University of Alberta and Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, TEC Edmonton operates the region’s largest incubator for early-stage technology companies and manages commercialization of University of Alberta technologies.
The TEC Edmonton Board of Directors provides governance oversight of TEC Edmonton and strategic representation of TEC’s mission. Focused primarily on supporting the successful growth of emerging technology companies, in partnership with other community companies and organizations, the board has representation from experienced entrepreneurs, commercializers of University of Alberta research, the technology investor community, major technology users and the community at large.
Board Activities and Expectations
The TEC Edmonton board of directors is appointed by the University of Alberta and the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation. It has responsibility for:
• The strategic direction of the affairs of TEC Edmonton.
• The appointment and performance evaluations of the CEO.
• Approval of the annual business plan and annual budget.
Directors usually also serve on at least one board standing committee.
As a member of the board of directors, your role will be to:
• Attend and participate in quarterly meetings.
• Provide strategic and financial governance oversight.
• Be an advocate of TEC Edmonton and the innovation ecosystem.
Members of the board and committee members may be paid an honorarium for their services as board members. They may receive reimbursement for expenses incurred in accordance with policy established by TEC Edmonton.
Two-year renewable terms.
TEC Edmonton is seeking people committed to developing a stronger innovation economy. Successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to contribute to the business growth of technology-based entrepreneurs and researchers, extensive experience in technology entrepreneurship, university research commercialization, and/or innovation program design and management. Successful applicants will also have some governance experience.
Please submit resume and cover letter before December 17, 2018 to Ms. Brenda Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about TEC Edmonton
TEC Edmonton supports entrepreneurs in their journey to create successful companies. Since 2011, TEC clients have generated over $1 billion in revenue, raised over $500 million in financing and funding, invested over $250 million in R&D, grown revenue by 22 per cent per year and now employ over 2,200 people in the region. In addition, TEC has assisted in the creation of 37 spinoff companies from the University of Alberta in the last seven years. TEC is broadly supported by many funders and corporate partners, and serves a critical role delivering services that support innovators in the region and beyond.