Startup Catalyst

HCDC, Inc.
HCDC, Inc.
Job Functions:
Marketing & Communications, Product, Customer Service, Sales & Business Development, Operations
Employment Types:
Dayton, OH, USA; Cincinnati, OH, USA
75,000 – 85,000 USD per year
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Startup Catalyst

Alloy Growth Lab (formerly HCDC Business Center)

This is your opportunity to be an integral part of the new Alloy Growth Lab (formerly HCDC Business Center). You will be a mix-master, alchemist, and agent of impact that creates positive collisions for our member startups by leveraging your skills and knowledge around capital, customers, and community connections. You will be part of a Top 10 incubator that prides itself on delivering for our member startups that have generated over $100m in capital since 2016 and $140m in exits since 2010, and is a foundational component of the StartupCincy entrepreneurial ecosystem. Candidate must reside in the Cincinnati/Dayton metro area. The position is 60/40 - 60% onsite, 40% remote if necessary. Interested candidates can send resume to

Here is what you will be focused on and what we are looking for:

Venture Building

  • Navigating startups through the investment/funding landscape, including venture and non-dilutive sources;
  • Connecting them to fellow entrepreneurs, potential customers, and regional talent;
  • Developing and managing a strong growth strategy;
  • Gaining traction with the right product and market;
  • Willing to identify, empathize, and attack problems from a different angle, then propose solutions that will add value;
  • Ability to assist startups across the venture readiness spectrum, particularly as it relates to team, problem/vision, value prop, product, market, business model, scale, and exit.


  • Serve as a connector that leverages partnerships and collaborative opportunities (industry, government, university), especially throughout the StartupCincy ecosystem, but also with the ability to reach outside of the Cincinnati ecosystem;
  • Hunting, scouting, and herding mentality, particularly with an eye and instinct for companies that have the potential for capital infusion;
  • Carry the torch for the Alloy Growth Lab and be a passionate advocate not only for us, but for the startup community in general;


  • Execute on existing Alloy Growth Lab programs including The Huddle, Peer-to-Peer programming, Morning Mentoring, The Mighty Network and others;
  • Execute on programming with StartupCincy partners including SustainableCincy, StartupCincy Week and other collaborative opportunities;
  • Ideation and implementation of new programs to grow the Alloy Growth Lab.


  • Familiarity with business modeling, specifically the Business Model Canvas methodology;
  • Constructing pitch-deck presentations and how to work with investors;
  • Broad array of business experience, especially working with smaller businesses;
  • Knowledge of tech-tools to spur efficiency and to share with our clients.


  • Curious, willing to ask questions about the status quo;
  • Growth mindset, ideating about the next big growth opportunity at the Lab;
  • Thoughtful, get it done attitude with fresh, innovative ideas;
  • Collaborative, partnering, team mindset
  • Passion for the startup community and growing companies from the ground-up

Job Type: Full-time Exempt

Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000 (DOQ)


  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • HSA employer contribution of $1500 per year
  • 401(k) with 4% employer match
  • Additional annual contribution to 401(k) depending on organizational results
  • Life Insurance of 2x annual salary, max=$200k (employer paid)
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance (employer paid)
  • 18 Vacation Days accrued annually to start (increases with tenure)
  • 6 Sick Days accrued annually
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Remote hybrid work option
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