Careers at Activation Capital

Do you believe in the power of innovation to change the world? At Activation Capital, our mission is to grow Virginia’s community of deep technology entrepreneurs and empower them to solve the world’s toughest problems. We provide a portfolio of resources to entrepreneurs and entrepreneur support organizations translating science and technology into world-changing companies. We are a self-sustaining, mission-driven organization at an inflection point in our growth.
The Marketing Manager plays a vital role on our small entrepreneurial, and dynamic team. This role will proactively lead our organization’s communications, development & event activities, and marketing, ensuring exceptional execution. Read more about the role here.
The Director of Entrepreneurship will help the organization grow the pipeline of life sciences entrepreneurs operating in the region. This position is a full-time, salaried position with attractive benefits and is located in Richmond, Virginia. Read more about the role here.
The Grants Manager is a vital role on our small entrepreneurial and dynamic team.  This role will proactively lead our team through the continuum of grant management activities from planned research, identification, development, application preparation, policy drafting/implementation, budget tracking, grant compliance and reporting, all the way through to grant closeout.  This position requires the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team to advance the organization’s grant portfolio requirements in a flexible, responsive, and collaborative manner. Read more about the role here.
Activation Capital has been awarded a National Science Foundation Type 1 Engines award. The purpose of this grant is to conduct an integrated and comprehensive set of activities spanning use-inspired research, translation-to-practice, entrepreneurship, and workforce development to nurture and accelerate Central Virginia’s Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (APM) cluster activity.  The Engine will bring together an inclusive and diverse network of partners and stakeholders who will participate in the regional innovation ecosystem. Read more about the role here.

Opportunities in Our Community

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Virginia Bioscience Association

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