Partnership Associate/Manager
Job description


The Partnerships Associate/ Manager role supports the Accelerating Asia team to build new client relationships with key stakeholders in large enterprises, governments, universities, development organisations and more. This role will start as permanent part time, with the opportunity to grow into a full time position. This is a role central to our rapidly growing team that will offer significant opportunities for development as we scale regionally.


We’re looking for someone who is a fast learner, can take initiative, and work autonomously. A great candidate wants to learn about and from partners and startups and is eager to be immersed in one of the world’s fastest growing startup ecosystems.


  • Work directly with Accelerating Asia’s Founders to drive business expansion throughout the Southeast and South Asian region
  • Source new revenue opportunities and drive them to close
  • Own the entire sales funnel, including researching prospects, generating and qualifying leads, and negotiating with potential partners.
  • Collaborate closely with program teams and Entrepreneurs in Residence to ensure high-quality program delivery
  • Develop creative solutions to meet partner needs
  • Ensure strong client relationships and account management
  • Lead grant applications, proposal development and tender applications



  • Strength in networking & developing new areas of business development and strategic relationships
  • Resourceful, with strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • An experienced self-starter with a good network of clients and leads
  • Are comfortable managing ambitious revenue targets
  • Are passionate about technology, startups and innovation
  • You know what it’s like to hustle and deal with constant “chicken and egg” situations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English). We have a direct way of communicating in the office. The ability to ask for help when you need it and to advocate for yourself and your work is essential.
  • Ability to effectively operate under stress and manage multiple projects on the go. We operate at a fast pace and the status quo changes quickly. We’re looking for a candidate who can thrive in our environment.
  • A positive, can-do attitude. We love to work with friendly, energetic people.
  • Most importantly, you believe that founders are one of humanity’s greatest catalysts for positive change in this world.


We offer a flexible and casual work environment. Be prepared to join evening events as well as work on the weekends under special circumstances. Expect to learn new things everyday as you interact with startups solving big problems with cutting-edge technology. Be prepared to hit the ground running and absorb everything like a sponge. This will be a challenging work environment and you will be encouraged to try new things, learn, fail, and iterate.

We offer competitive remuneration, medical insurance, have an unlimited leave and flexible work-from-wherever policy.

About Accelerating Asia

Accelerating Asia is a Singapore based venture capital fund and award-winning startup accelerator. At Accelerating Asia we are driven by helping people succeed. We work with our partners and startups to unlock potential and deliver high impact solutions by providing access to the tools, resources, and networks to accelerate growth.

Through strategic partnerships with multinationals, governments, development organisations and education institutions, we support better engagement with startups and more effective implementation of new technologies. At the core of the work we do is the guiding belief that entrepreneurs are humanity’s greatest catalysts for positive change.


Applications will be received on an ongoing basis until the role is filled.


Accelerating Asia is headquartered in Singapore and preference will be made for applicants who are located here. However for the right person, this role can also be adapted to be a remote role in a similar time zone.


  • Please send your resume/CV via email to Elena.
  • In your email, please also:
  • Use the subject line “Partnership Associate/Manager with Super Powers”
  • Tell us why you want to work with us
  • Make sure to include your favourite startup meme or joke somewhere in the email