Incubation Manager (IM)


University of Prishtina “Hasan Prishtina”
“VentureUP - University of Prishtina Venture Incubator”


VentureUP - the University of Prishtina Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre, brings UP students together in a creative, results-driven environment to activate economic growth, meaningful employment and sustainable living through its four (4) programs: Incubation, Experiential Learning,
Social Impact & TechTransfer.
As such, it represents the go to place for UP students & faculty to develop and transform their novel
ideas into socially conscious, real-market businesses and sustainable organizations, bridging education and markets in Kosovo.

University based incubators aim to integrate businesses,
government and academia in order to stimulate development and leverage know-how and research capacity to contribute to the economy and serve as experiential learning laboratories for student work-skills development throughout the process. For more information about VentureUP visit

VentureUP - the University of Prishtina Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre, through its EU
supported project “VentureUP – UP’s Venture Incubator” is seeking to fill the position of:

Incubation Manager (IM)

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, the IM will be responsible for:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing a qualitative pipeline of Incubation clients (startups)
  • Coordinating tangible resources and support services for Incubation clients (startups)
  • Prepare and deliver qualitative and timely startup trainings/workshops (Ideation/Creativity,
    Lean Startup, Business and Financial Modeling, etc.)
  • Lead the fundraising efforts from the business sector and other donors
  • Supporting internal and external communication efforts
  • Support admin/project staff in developing evaluations, narrative & financial reports

Outreach & Pipeline Development

  • Continuously conducts Info Sessions on Incubation opportunities across UP campus
  • Conducts Monthly Startup Advice Sessions with potential incubatees (clients)
  • Develops selection criteria for startup admission to Incubator

Assessment & Resource Coordination

  • Develops selection criteria for startup admission to Incubator
  • Conducts needs assessment for clients upon selection for Incubation
  • Develops and updates Resource allocation plan for clients admitted to Incubator
  • Identifies, coordinates and monitors Mentoring engagement for clients

Training & Coaching

  • Prepares and delivers qualitative & timely training programs (Ideation/Creativity, Lean Startup,
    Business and Financial Modeling, etc.) as per Incubation program
  • Coaches and Mentors clients (incubatees) internally

Implementation of Project Activities

  • Puts together an overview/plan of project activities, deadlines, and presents this regularly to
    the Executive Director
  • Prepares and delivers regular monthly report inputs for the Executive Director
  • Ensures proper and timely implementation of project activities
  • Ensures efficient use of resources per project budget

General Obligations

  • Represents the interest of VentureUP and always acts on its behalf
  • Carries out important tasks for the project even if these are not explicitly cited in the job
  • Performs other duties and tasks at the request of management


  • University degree in Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, or related disciplines relevant
    to accomplish the tasks.

Professional Experience

  • At least two years of relevant working experience in business development, non-profit
    management and/or implementing of donor funded projects, preparing and delivering relevant
    business skills training.

Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Familiarity with relevant stakeholders in the field of economic development, entrepreneurship
    in Kosovo
  • Previous experience with teaching/managing people is required
  • Excellent command of MS Office is required
  • Good communication & presentation skills are required
  • Proficient command of English is required, knowledge of other languages is an added value

VentureUP – University of Prishtina Entrepreneurship & Innovation Centre 111 Eqrem Cabej, 10000
Prishtina - Republic of Kosovo

Deadline for application: 14 February 2019.

How to apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications in English, in PDF version,

  • Resume/CV – in English
  • Motivation Letter (max. 500 words)
  • Diploma(s), references/recommendations
  • Subject of Email: Incubation Manager Application - Name & Surname | VentureUP

Applications that do not meet these requirements will not be considered!
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited to interviews.

VentureUP encourages female candidates, candidates from ethnic minorities as well as candidates
with disability to apply.

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