Entrepreneur-In-Residence (ATDC EIR) Extension Professional I/II

Position ID: 35996
Georgia Institute of Technology
Enterprise Innovation Inst.
Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC)
Position Description
Job Class: 
Extension Professional
Job Description: 


This position directly supports the extension, service, and economic development missions of Georgia Tech to the State of Georgia and beyond.  Primarily this position (normally on a part-time basis) provides entrepreneurial incubation and acceleration services to ATDC (Advanced Technology Development Center) member companies in strategic areas that foster development and encourage their growth. Georgia Tech EIRs are comprised of seasoned entrepreneurs and/or angel investors with successful business backgrounds in order to help guide ATDC companies through high-growth/funding stages.  Incumbents in this role must possess recent early stage startup experience serving in a leadership role as a startup founder, CEO, CFO, etc.

Applicants with experience in the following specialty areas are preferred: FinTech (Financial Technology), Cybersecurity, Life Sciences, & I.O.T. (“Internet of Things,” Connected Devices).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and assess business potential of ATDC applicant companies and provide recommendations for membership when appropriate.
  • Cultivate and advise member companies in strategic areas that foster development and encourage growth of assigned technology startups.
  • Educate and provide guidance in appropriate business development and operational areas that support development and growth.
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with investors and technology leaders to promote market outreach and business development.
  • Develop and support the delivery of entrepreneurial programs and/or events to promote business development and growth among member companies and applicants.
  • Identify and/or develop resources to cultivate and assist member companies and applicants.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Technology, Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related/relevant field.
  • Work Experience: Five to seven years job-related experience (or equivalent combination of education and work experience).  This position requires recent (within the past 1-3 years) experience as: (1) Founder of a technology startup or early stage startup experience; and/or (2) Leadership experience managing a technology company; and/or (3) Leadership or supporting role in securing multiple rounds of financing (angel or venture).
  • Skills: Ability to analyze, evaluate, and assess complex information; coaching and consulting experience; and an ability to use independent judgment and communicate effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preferred Education: MBA and/or Masters Degree in related/relevant field.
  • Preferred Skills/Work Experience: Ten years job-related work experience.


The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) at Georgia Tech is a startup incubator that helps technology entrepreneurs in Georgia launch and grow successful companies.  ATDC is one of the oldest and most successful research university affiliated incubators in the United States and was named by Forbes as one of the "Top 12 Business Incubators Changing the World.”  Founded in 1980, ATDC has fostered innovation and economic development by graduating more than 150 companies, which together have raised over $2 billion in outside financing.  To learn more about ATDC, visit: atdc.org

Note: This position does not provide relocation expenses to successful candidate. 


Applicants are required to submit a single PDF document containing a resume and a one-page cover letter specifically articulating recent startup leadership experience within the past 1-3 years. 

Email PDF application to: Frank Tighe: frank.tighe@atdc.org & C/C Jennifer Bonnett: Jennifer.bonnett@innovate.gatech.edu   

In the subject line of email indicate “EIR Application of Interest”  Final applicant(s) will be required to undergo an extensive pre-employment background check.     

CIP Discipline Code: 
Computer and Information Systems/Cyber Security/Information Assurance
Business, General
Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Computer Engineering, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
5 years
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Frank Tighe
Phone Number: 
(404) 894-3575
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822
E-Mail: ch@uga.edu

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Louis C Castenell, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II