Program Manager with a strong passion for startups

Business Lab

Are you the person who’s always in the know about the latest developments in the startup ecosystem? Do you have experience working at a fast-growing startup or at a VC? Do you listen to the latest podcasts, read the latest books and tech newspapers?

About the role

SSE Business Lab is looking to add another Program Manager to the team, to be responsible for supporting early-stage startups as they accelerate their growth, get traction and expand. By being responsible for processes like coaching, workshop facilitation and more, you will help develop the startups in the incubator throughout their journey, by supporting them in areas such as fundraising, business development and strategy. This is an all-around role, where you actively engage with the startups daily as they meet challenges in everything from recruiting to SEO, connecting the startups with the right people.

This role is broad and flexible with a lot of room for personal growth, where you will be in charge of your own processes and encouraged to develop your areas of responsibility. By continuously contributing with new ideas and feedback, you will help improve the processes to increase their quality and the high success rate of our startups.


Work responsibilities

Just as in startups, you experiment, learn, problem-solve, and adjust as you go. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Learning to improve: Explore the current and future needs of our startups, recognize growth opportunities and act on them, through actively engaging in their journeys.
  • Building processes for growth: Set routines to create a more automated workflow to improve the team’s performance and thereby increase the ability to support.
  • Executing value-creating activities: Plan and execute member activities such as onboarding days, workshops and knowledge exchange events among the members to leverage the competence in the network.
  • Attracting new high-profile startups: Increase recruitment to our programs by being read-up on the latest trends and startups in the ecosystem to make sure we find relevant entrepreneurs to support, and ways of supporting them.
  • Building relationships with key people: Help build our pool of resources by continuously adding to our list of contributors, such as coaches, mentors, workshop facilitators, etc.

Is this you?

This is a role for someone who is a natural problem-solver and doer. You are likely to be described as an autonomous and responsible person, who is eager to learn new things and adapt to new environments. You are flexible, service-minded and enjoy taking initiative and acting on ideas in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial team. We believe that you are a few years into your career, with experience from the startup world and with a strong interest in startups and insights into the ecosystem.


  • Startup experience: You have a strong interest in following the startup scene and experience from working with for ex. Business development at a scalable startup/incubator and/or for a Venture Capital fund.
  • Service-minded: People rise to greatness when they are in a good environment, our mission is therefore to provide our entrepreneurs with the best conditions possible for them to succeed.
  • Structured: We’re always busy breeding unicorns. Organizing your work in a highly structured manner is of the essence, as well as being comfortable using technology to set up automated processes to relieve yourself of admin.
  • Communicative: You will be juggling multiple projects simultaneously, and are expected to share information in a way where you are understood. You should therefore be confident in clear and concise communication, both spoken and written in English and Swedish.
  • Collaborative: This is a supporting role and we are looking for someone who works well with others and can relate to others in a perceptive and adaptable way.
  • Flexible: We are working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment where there is always something going on. We are looking for someone who can easily adapt to changing circumstances, quickly change their approach and take initiatives.


This is a full-time, permanent position (a 6-month probation period applies). We are looking for this position to begin as soon as possible, and are accepting applications on an ongoing basis. We apply an ongoing selection, so don’t wait to submit your application.

About SSE Business Lab

SSE Business Lab is the startup incubator of the Stockholm School of Economics. The incubator is an integrated part of the School, working to encourage entrepreneurship among students, alumni and faculty. Through coaching, mentorship, workshops, and access to a first-class network of investors, SSE Business Lab helps startups develop their ideas, accelerate their growth, and create impact. The incubator provides access to a wide variety of partner offers from organizations like Microsoft for Startups, Scrive, PE Accounting, and Grosshandelssocieteten as part of Stockholms Borgerskap. Since its inception in 2001, SSE Business Lab has supported over 250 companies – among them well-known successes like Klarna, Budbee and Voi Technology.


About the Stockholm School of Economics

The Stockholm School of Economics is ranked as the top business school in the Nordic and Baltic countries and enjoys a strong international reputation. World-class research forms the foundation of our educational offering, which includes Bachelor, Master, PhD, MBA, and Executive Education programs. Through creativity and collaboration, the Stockholm School of Economics provides an environment where ambitious students and accomplished researchers meet to address contemporary challenges within business and economics, particularly those concerning sustainability, diversity and innovation.

Apart from delivering world class education within business and economics, SSE students are trained to be successful decision makers and leaders of the future. Our educational mission has over the years strengthened SSE students, and you can read more about it here.

SSE is committed to a balanced gender distribution and values a variety of backgrounds and experiences among our employees. We therefore welcome all applicants regardless of their gender, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or other beliefs.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2022/51
  • Linda Ackered, HR, +46722394431
  • Julia Delin, CEO,
Published 18.Aug.2022
Last application date 11.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST