Program Manager - Bronze Valley Investment Accelerator


Birmingham, AL, USA

Full time

$55-65k (annually)



Sep 12

Are you ready to invest in the best and brightest entrepreneurs? Do you get excited about supporting startups so they can bring new innovations to life? Are you committed to providing opportunities across race, place and gender? If so, this position is for you!

gener8tor is a nationally recognized startup accelerator as well as entrepreneurial support organization and is seeking a Program Manager (PM) to support our Bronze Valley Investment Accelerator, an accelerator powered by gener8tor. The PM will support the Bronze Valley Investment Accelerator, an accelerator powered by gener8tor, which invests up to $100K in up to ten high-growth startups per year (cohorts of five) lead by founders of color and/or female founders.

Bronze Valley employs a three-point approach comprised of funding, programming, and resources to carry out its mission to elevate diverse and female founders while simultaneously catalyzing economic growth within Alabama, its targeted region and beyond. First, as a nonprofit CDFI investor, Bronze Valley provides innovative, early-stage startups with strategic capital to accelerate their businesses. Bronze Valley focuses on supporting founders of color, female founders, and other underrepresented and underestimated groups. The Bronze Valley Accelerator serves as an education and advisory resource for pre-seed startups, assisting founders in catalyzing growth. Complementary to the Bronze Valley Accelerator, Bronze Valley provides value-added services (legal, finance, accounting, etc.) to participating companies at no cost. “C-Suite on Demand” provides each accelerator participant complimentary executive and professional services following the accelerator.

As a member of the gener8tor team you will be an essential part of our overall international platform. The full gener8tor platform connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities and corporations and includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences and fellowships. Your support as our Bronze Valley Investment Accelerator PM will impact startups through working specifically with startup founders in collaboration with a network of mentors and investors as well as municipal and corporate partners.

Success for a PM looks like owning all aspects of the program logistics and operations, including recruiting, interviewing, and selecting the best and brightest founders while coordinating weekly program events such as startup meetings, cohort community-building events, mentor networking events and leading planning of the end-of-program showcase event. You will have ownership over the program logistics and will report to the program’s Managing Director while collaborating across the organization with gener8tor’s centralized support teams.


  • In partnership with the Managing Director, coordinate the logistics of all aspects of the gener8tor accelerator programs including recruitment, company selection and cohort programming.
  • Be the first point of contact for founders, mentors, and investors in the Bronze Valley Accelerator network, and provide concierge support and service for all engagements with professional excellence.
  • Actively participate in all aspects of the gener8tor accelerator programs including weekly team meetings.
  • Be the #1 cheerleader for the Bronze Valley Investment Accelerator cohorts.
  • Obsessively seek to improve program processes and grow the network of mentors, potential customers and investors.
  • Actively participate in the regional startup ecosystems by attending events and building relationships.
  • Support your gener8tor teammates across multiple programs.


  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a self-starter.
  • Total devotion to the Birmingham startup ecosystem and advocate for equity in the ecosystem across race, place, and gender.
  • Collaborative, team-based mindset. You will be working closely with the Managing Director, founders and our partners.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly independent environment and juggle multiple ongoing projects, responsibilities and external relationships.
  • Willingness to intensively and rapidly dive deeper into the startup and venture capital as well as the local community even if already familiar.
  • Flexibility to travel up to 25%, work some nights and weekends.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • A “no job is beneath me” mentality.
  • Commitment to equity across race, place and gender.

At gener8tor we…

  • See genius in every community. Across race, place and gender, we believe the company has a chance to accomplish a generational challenge in bridging genius with opportunity.
  • Never self-defeat and have a “play to win” mentality. We revolve everything we do around helping the entrepreneurs in our programs.
  • Are curious. We work hard to find hidden gems others overlook.
  • Believe no job is beneath us. We wipe down the tables and load up the U-Hauls with enthusiasm. Work as a team to get $#!^ done!
  • Strive for “that guy emailed me.” We share a commitment to take a bottom-up approach to building strong, personal, 1-1 relationships. We believe that the best way to quality is through quantity.


To apply, please visit and tell us why you’d be an amazing addition to our team in this role!

We strongly encourage candidates who are Black, indigenous, people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, those with previous felony convictions and others who identify as being from an underrepresented group to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any of the above characteristics or others protected by law.

gener8tor is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental handicaps or disabilities, marital status, Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity nor any other basis prohibited by law. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained anonymously in a confidential file.

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