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Inaugural Nordic Innovation House Community Manager Hong Kong
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Industry

Import & Export

Category

Advisory

Experience

Mid level

Application Deadline: Aug. 31, 2018

Location: Hong Kong

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Job Description

Nordic Innovation House in Hong Kong is looking for a fulltime Community Manager.

We are seeking a highly motivated professional - to be part of our inaugural Team to help high-growth Nordic companies faster to market with reduced risk. The Team will play a key role in developing networks and implementing activities for Nordic companies looking to enter the APAC market. Potential candidates must have the ability to combine an entrepreneurial mindset with networking skills aimed toward the Hong Kong, China's Greater Bay and APAC startup community as well as professional service providers.

The Community Manager will report to a steering group consisting of the representatives of the collaboration, and work closely on a regular basis with those representatives from all partners. The Steering Committee is headed by Business Sweden who will have the overall HR responsibilities for the Community Manager. The position will be based in Hong Kong. Some travel, including annual trip to Nordic countries, will be required.

The candidate will be responsible for running the daily operations, including events, delegations, PR, social media, as well as offering incubatees introductions to relevant tech networks, e.g. mentors, investors and potential business partners, as well as other business stakeholders in the innovation ecosystem in Hong Kong.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, manage and coordinate efforts and operations to build a strong community of Nordic and local / regional startup ecosystems, with coverage of Greater Bay area from Hong Kong where main focuses will be on Hong Kong and Shenzhen
  • Nurture and expand the Nordic Innovation House network of startups
  • Build and maintain relationship with members, investors, local stakeholders and partners
  • Build and manage a community across forums and social media platforms to drive engagement
  • Plan and execute community events and promotions for members, partners, the local tech community, and the public
  • Provide input on the strategic planning and business development of Nordic Innovation House
  • Perform ad-hoc duties as assigned
Skills & Requirements
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience (preferably as a community manager)
  • Passionate for entrepreneurial communities, with network in Hong Kong’s start-up and tech-scene. Experience of working in a co-working space/incubator/accelerator is a plus
  • Experience from tech start-ups and stakeholder management is an advantage
  • High proficiency in English. Additional language skills (Cantonese, Mandarin, Nordic languages) are advantages
  • An active user of popular social media platforms with strong social media skills and interests
  • Ability to interpret social data, e.g. website traffic and online customer engagement metrics
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with a result-oriented mind
  • Great communication skills with on-stage presentations experience
  • Good team player, outgoing and proactive personality with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Degree holder, degree/interest in tech as well as experience in marketing, public relations or communications is highly desired
About the company

Nordic Innovation is a Nordic organization working to promote cross-border trade and innovation. The Nordic cooperation consists of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland covering 26 million inhabitants. Nordic Innovation supports projects and programs to stimulate innovation and works to improve the framework conditions for Nordic markets and exports.

Launched in September 2014 in Silicon Valley, Nordic Innovation House is a co-working space, incubator, resource center and networking hub for Nordic tech entrepreneurs who are new to a specific market or who see the benefits of being part of a Nordic community. Nordic companies can get access to a Nordic community in important international hubs and the services offered will be complementary to what already exists through the different national trade organizations in the Nordic countries. For more information about Nordic Innovation House, please visit: https://www.nordicinnovationhouse.com/

Following on the success of Nordic Innovation Houses in Silicon Valley and New York, government agencies from 4 Nordic countries will jointly open soft-landing incubators in Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong and Singapore. Business Sweden in Hong Kong will lead the Nordic Innovation House as organizers together with Innovation Norway, the Embassy of Iceland in Beijing, the Swedish Consulate, the Finnish Consulate, and Business Finland. The Norwegian, Finnish and Swedish Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong are partners.

The operations of the Nordic Innovation House will start with a soft launch of the activities in September 2018.

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