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Partnerships Associate

Are you an entrepreneurial-minded relationship manager who loves to activate, engage and grow strategic relationships with investors and partners? StartUp Health is growing its Network team and hiring an ambassador to grow StartUp Health’s global community to connect it with our portfolio of 200+ digital health companies (Health Transformers). This is a unique opportunity to take a leading role in the development of the most robust digital health network in the world (StartUp Health IQ), and a key element to the success of StartUp Health’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing globally.

Key Responsibilities

  • Cultivate new relationships with industry stakeholders to build the StartUp Health Network via email, phone calls and in-person meetings. Stakeholders include investors, providers, payors, pharma companies and other organizations that benefit from innovation in the health and wellness space.
  • Strengthen relationships with existing Network members to connect in with our growing portfolio of companies for business development or investment
  • Coach Health Transformers on investor and customer target lists and positioning to prospective targets
  • Manage all investor and customer profiles within StartUp Health IQ to ensure information is current and thorough for use by the StartUp Health team and Health Transformers
  • Lead the preparation and publication of the monthly investor newsletter
  • Identify and secure industry sponsors and participants for various events including the StartUp Health Festival, Investor Dinners, and Health Transformer Hangouts

Our Ideal Candidate

  • 4+ years of successful relationship management, venture capital or entrepreneurial experience, ideally in the tech or healthcare space
  • Natural ability to connect the dots between the needs and goals of various stakeholders
  • Entrepreneurial-minded and comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to establish strong relationships with investors, executives, portfolio company founders, and industry counterparts
  • Strong written and verbal communicator and collaborator with whom people want to work with
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results, prioritize activities, and effectively manage and integrate various internal and external stakeholders
  • A self-starter with a 'make stuff happen' mentality
  • Alignment and commitment to our mission to transform health
  • Ability to work some evenings for industry events and travel (up to 30%)


About StartUp Health: 

In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a revolutionary new model for transforming health by organizing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs called Health Transformers. The Company has identified and is investing in 10 Health Moonshots, with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. These include: Access to Care; Cost to Zero; Cure Disease, Cancer; Women’s Health; Longevity; Happiness & Mental Health; Brain Health; Nutrition, and Children’s Health. With the world’s largest digital health portfolio ( 200 companies spanning five continents, 18 countries and 60+ cities), StartUp Health’s long-term platform for entrepreneurs includes the StartUp Health Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Media, and StartUp Health Ventures. Founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin. Notable strategic partners and investors include AARP, Accenture, Aurora Health Care, California Health Care Foundation, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, Genentech, GE Ventures, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, SAP, and SeventySix Capital.

Mindset of a StartUp Health Team Member:

  • Long-Term Commitment - you are “all in” and committed long-term to our mission
  • Supportive Relationships - you are continually surrounded by like-minded team members
  • Quarterly & Weekly Rhythm - you recalibrate every 90 days and start each week with a sense of purpose
  • Confidently Ambitious -  you always convey confidence regardless of the obstacles
  • Self-Aware - you are coachable, aware of your unique abilities, and leverage the unique abilities of colleagues
  • Healthy Habits - you take care of yourself, have a clear mind and body, and regularly practice gratitude
  • Value Creator - you are continually making your future bigger than your past
  • Batteries Included - you always provide energy to others and have no tolerance for those who drain energy
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