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. Position No. of positions
1 SRA/ Manager – Business Development 2
2 Finance Associate 1

Job Designation Senior Research Associate/ Manager – Business Development
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Plan & execute promotion & outreach activities creating business opportunities for incubated innovations and startups
  • Foster relationship with industry stakeholders enhancing support system for incubatees
  • Guide and assist incubatees in business development, marketing activities, and fund raising
  • Making business plans for small scale innovators, grassroots entrepreneurs, tech students, and other incubatees
  • Assist incubatees in compliances & certifications and fund-raising
  • Provide active support in daily operations of incubator
Qualification criteria
  • Bachelor’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 institutions
  • Minimum three years of overall work experience in a business development role working in agriculture and allied sectors
  • Experience in managing CSR initiative within corporate environment will also be considered
  • Knowledge of digital marketing and social media tools
  • Knowledge of startup lifecycle and startup ecosystem
  • Strong Analytical thinking and verbal & written Communication skills

Job Designation Finance Associate
Roles and Responsibilities
  • Carry out all day to day administrative, operational, budgetary and financial management functions
  • Maintain the transaction and book keeping / Accounting Functions
  • Handle various statutory return fillings (GST, TDS, Income Tax, PF return etc.,)
  • Work closely with Auditors, Attorney, CA & CS when required
  • Resolve queries or concerns of incubates related to finance and regulatory compliances and fund-raising
Qualification criteria
  • Bachelors in Accounting, Finance or Economics, Business Administration from premier institutions. Masters in related field / MBA / CA from premier institutions will be preferred
  • A minimum of one-year experience working in financial management
  • Knowledge of Accounting and Company Act & Norms
  • Hands-on experience in Tally, ERP, and Excel
  • Knowledge of startup lifecycle and startup ecosystem
  • Strong 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.