Senior Program Manager

The Senior Program Manager is responsible for supporting the execution of Thrive Canada’s operational objectives in addition to supporting the THRIVE Canada Accelerator & Academy Program. The ideal candidate has a background working with start-ups, grant reporting, accelerator programs, Government and corporates. The Thrive Canada senior program manager will report directly to the Managing Director (Canada).



  • Oversee the annual review of startup applications for the THRIVE Canada Accelerator Program and participate in the selection process for the annual THRIVE Cohort
  • Project manage key deliverables for business expansion and partnership engagement & growth.
  • Work cross-functionally to gather information necessary to complete federal & provincial grant reporting generation and processes.
  • Execute THRIVE Canada Start-up Pitch Challenges
  • Support start-ups in THRIVE Canada portfolio by leveraging opportunities to engage with corporate clients and partners
  • Support/participate in the execution of THRIVE annual events.
  • Assist with the growth and management of THRIVE Canada eco-system partners.
  • Collaborate closely with the rest of the global programs team to support our THRIVE Academy & Studio programs including identifying Academy graduates who would be good candidates for our THRIVE Canada and THRIVE Global Accelerator programs


Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or agribusiness; (Masters Degree preferred)
  • 3+ years of project/program management or research & development experience
  • 1-2 years of commercial experience in agriculture, food, tech or related industry preferred
  • Familiarity with the venture capital industry and experience working with or for startups preferable
  • Excellent communication skills, both in written, verbal and presentation
  • Detail orientated with strong organisational skills.
  • Self-starter with strong initiative and work ethic
  • Thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment


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