Open Position: Investment Program Manager @ Angel Challenge

Open Position:  Investment Program Manager @ Angel Challenge

Company: Angel Challenge
Job Title: Investment Program Manager
Employee Type: Full-Time
Location: Oslo, Norway
Start Date: Q1 2018 (or earlier)
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Applications Close: November 3rd 2017
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We are expanding the team and are looking to hire more Investment program managers to run Angel Challenge programs. 

About Angel Challenge
Angel Challenge is a workshop based program for Angel Investors and Startups. For two months, twenty Angel Investors work together on investor analysis of a handful promising startups. The startups are competing for their attention and final investment of 1 million NOK+.

We believe that an active and visible investment community is a vital part of a strong startup ecosystem. By activating more angel investors, making the investments more visible, and making more startups investable, we aim to create a stronger startup scene and help lay the stepping stones for new successful entrepreneurial stories from our community.

Angel Challenge is a part of a greater network and team under the umbrella Startup Norway. Startup Norway are working with Angel Challenge, Startup Extreme and OHOI - Oslo House of Innovation (a startup-investor space). You will be part of this team.

Angel Challenge facts

  • Since we started in 2015, AC has trained more than 200 investors and 200 startups. In 5 cities in Norway. 
  • In 2016 alone, more than 32 mNOK has been invested through or after the programs by the investor groups.
  • AC was awarded 8 MNOK from Presåkorn fond in 2016 to invest alongside the program to make it even more attractive for investors as well as startups.

Job Title: Program Manager

Do you have a passion for startups? Are you up for the challenge of activating more angel investors? Do you love to help and impact others in a serious, but fun environment? Are you comfortable on a small stage and get energy from helping others? If you can relate to any of these - Then we have the job for you!

The Program Manager will start as responsible for running some of the Angel Challenge programs in Norway and potentially abroad. This opportunity requires high visibility and responsibility as the Program Manager will host the programs for groups of investors.

The Program Manager is responsible for operations, and the execution of the programs from the beginning to end together with the Angel Challenge team. We are looking for a Program Manager to grow with Angel Challenge, likely in the future as a global organisation.

When the programs aren’t running the program manager have responsibilities/objectives that benefit the entire Startup Norway ecosystem. This could be everything from helping out arranging Startup Extreme, advancing the offering to Angel Challenge Alumni, or create investor related activities at OHOI.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Run several Angel Challenge programs a year. This requires traveling on an average of two evenings a week.
  • Manage relationships and communication with investors, and coordinate the investor group
  • Coordinate program-activities, meetings and events
  • Manage relationships with strategic partners of Angel Challenge
  • Recruit startups, evaluate and structure applications, and startup selection
  • Be a representative of Angel Challenge in the community


  • Great written and spoken communicator in English (English is working language) 
  • Good group facilitation skills
  • Minimum 2-5 years work experience
  • Credible background experience towards investors 
  • Proven interest and competence around startups/ investments/ venture capital etc
  • Proven track-record as an independent and responsible doer through prior experience


  • Travelling and late night work minimum 2 days a week
  • You work for the mission, not for counting work-hours
  • Comfortable with a variety of responsibilities – The Program Manager makes investments and wipe down tables
  • Comfortable with a minimal amount of direction but high expectations

Bonus qualifications:

  • Entrepreneurial experience is a plus

Perks and Compensation

  • Competitive Terms
  • Travelling opportunities to relevant conferences and events
  • Freedom under responsibility
  • Unexpected career opportunities (we move fast!)
  • Opportunity for ownership after trial period (6 months)


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