Early Charm Ventures: Operations Specialist – Technology Assessment

What we do:
Early Charm creates, owns, and operates businesses that convert science into revenue. We are the management team, the operators, and the entrepreneurs. We do not write checks and just pop in for board meetings. We show up to our labs, our production facilities, and our offices every day to do all the heavy lifting in our portfolio companies.

Our scientists and engineers work across our entire portfolio, never just one venture. This brings extraordinary expertise to the earliest stages of product development. The lack of silos fosters creativity and attracts the most collaborative people.

Similarly, our sales & marketing team works across our portfolio enabling us to have the voice of customers heard early and often as we consider product development. Add in our experts in law, intellectual property, accounting, finance, licensing, purchasing and more to get the complete team to build our businesses.

What you will do:
You will be the cutting edge of moving new science toward market. Your work will drive our decisions to launch ventures new to the world science.

You’ll dive into unmet market needs, understand how new science can impact those needs, analyze opportunities for us to license patents from universities and government labs and provide the core information that will enable us to make world changing decisions. You’ll codify that information in concise reports for the Leadership Team and contribute to detailed business plans used to raise funding.

You’ll report directly to the Portfolio Development Officer who is a Leadership Team member and will interact frequently with our business development leads, science officers and financial analysts.

What you need to be successful:
If you are both unabashedly creative and cooperatively kinetic then you’ll fit right into the culture at Early Charm. You’ll need a strong science background with an ability to comprehend scientific publications in both life and physical sciences. You don’t need expertise in any one field but rather the ability to digest information across a breadth of fields.

Several years of experience analyzing the commercial potential of intellectual property will also contribute to your success. This may have come from working in a technology transfer office, providing assistance to tech based startups, working in venture capital or elsewhere. It doesn’t matter where you learned, just that you have learned how new science connects to markets. You’ll need to have strong written communication skills in order to concisely convert your market research into brief, easy to understand reports for the Leadership Team.

What we will do for you:
Career development is our top priority for you. While we love the idea of people joining Early Charm forever, we are realistic to understand that we may be a steppingstone to other opportunities or a way for you to explore career options. Regardless of your reasons for joining us, our commitment is to help you while you are helping us.

Where you will work:
We are at the center of the entrepreneurial renaissance of Baltimore giving you the opportunity to interact with some of the nation’s most exciting technology companies. Located at 1100 Wicomico Street, our labs, production space and offices are intermingled with firms doing engineering design, software development, specialty textiles, robotics, and so much more. There is even a brewery.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is Our Business:
Creativity is the soul of Early Charm. We expand creativity by actively seeking out and embracing diversity in all its forms. Diversity of thought, of experience, of culture, of race, of expression and ultimately of the individual is, therefore, our soul.

Action and cooperation drive our success at Early Charm. We foster action through equity. Equity means we treat everyone with respect, empower everyone to make decisions, help everyone to advance their career and compensate everyone fairly. We encourage cooperation by being inclusive. Inclusive means celebrating each other’s differences, listening to each other’s views, and empowering each other to be individuals through our own actions. Equity and inclusion, therefore, is our success.

How to Join Us:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Mark Juetten at apply@earlycharm.com.