NIF Incubation and Entrepreneurship Council (NIFientreC), a Technology Business Incubator hosted by the National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), incubates technological innovations of grassroots innovators and students from across India. NIFientreC invites applications from highly motivated professionals for the following positions

S. No.PositionNo. of positions
1SRA/ Manager – Business Development2
2Finance Associate1
Job DesignationSenior Research Associate/ Manager – Business Development
Roles and ResponsibilitiesPlan & execute promotion & outreach activities creating business opportunities for incubated innovations and startupsFoster relationship with industry stakeholders enhancing support system for incubateesGuide and assist incubatees in business development, marketing activities, and fund raisingMaking business plans for small scale innovators, grassroots entrepreneurs, tech students, and other incubateesAssist incubatees in compliances & certifications and fund-raisingProvide active support in daily operations of incubator
Qualification criteriaBachelor’s degree in Agriculture & allied sciences/ Engineering (with understanding of agriculture sector in India) with a post-graduation in M.B.A/ PGDM Agriculture – Agribusiness / Finance/ Entrepreneurship / Marketing/ Rural management from premier institutionsMinimum three years of overall work experience in a business development role working in agriculture and allied sectorsExperience in managing CSR initiative within corporate environment will also be consideredKnowledge of digital marketing and social media toolsKnowledge of startup lifecycle and startup ecosystemStrong Analytical thinking and verbal & written Communication skills
Job DesignationFinance Associate
Roles and ResponsibilitiesCarry out all day to day administrative, operational, budgetary and financial management functionsMaintain the transaction and book keeping / Accounting FunctionsHandle various statutory return fillings (GST, TDS, Income Tax, PF return etc.,)Work closely with Auditors, Attorney, CA & CS when requiredResolve queries or concerns of incubates related to finance and regulatory compliances and fund-raising
Qualification criteriaBachelors in Accounting, Finance or Economics, Business Administration from premier institutions. Masters in related field / MBA / CA from premier institutions will be preferredA minimum of one-year experience working in financial managementKnowledge of Accounting and Company Act & NormsHands-on experience in Tally, ERP, and ExcelKnowledge of startup lifecycle and startup ecosystemStrong Analytical thinking and verbal & written Communication skills

Age: Not exceeding 40 years for the position of Managers and 35 years for the post of Associates. Tenure: All positions are contractual initially for two years.

Candidates can submit their applications in the attached format with a note explaining the suitability for the post applied through E-mail at or to The Executive Director, NIF Incubation and Entrepreneurship Council (NIFientreC) C/o National Innovation Foundation – India, Grambharti, Amrapur, Gandhinagar Mahudi Road, Gandhinagar, Gujarat-382650, India by speed / registered post. The last date of submission of application is September 15, 2022.