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Executive Director of MIX
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


Tagline: Be the very first Executive Director of MIX!

Type of Position: Full time

Location: Kitchener, ON

The Position

This Executive Director of MIX is responsible for the developing and executing the strategy that positions MIX as the marquee brand for domestic heath/med-tech commercialization in Canada. The goal is to create an ecosystem that nurtures and advances domestic healthcare/medical technology companies, enabling them to provide significant health and economic benefits to Canada. Your main challenge will be developing a world class med-tech and health ecosystem.

As a snapshot, we are looking for someone who:

  • Has an undeniable passion for building a strong Canadian med-tech sector
  • Can think long term and consider multiple solutions to achieve goals, and isn’t deterred by closed doors
  • Has entrepreneurial experience or has extensive experience working for or with start up and scale up companies


MIX is Canada’s first industry-led hub dedicated to helping medical technology startups scale successfully in Canada. Spearheaded by anchor tenant Intellijoint Surgical, MIX was created to reduce the barriers and bridge the resource gap facing medical technology startups.


Main Duties:

  • Effectively convert cash and non cash resources into value for domestic innovators that support their individual growth and benefit of the domestic ecosystem at large
  • Secure contributions from public and private sources for MIX
  • Build a health/med-tech ecosystem that benefits domestic companies, healthcare providers, and ultimately those receiving care
  • Collaborate with existing ecosystem players to define and refine roles and responsibilities of each, in order to best serve domestic innovators
  • Build strong relationship with Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments
  • Build strong relationships with Universities and other incubators and accelerators to build a strong pipeline of future MIX Resident companies (and MIX Network companies)
  • Build strong relationships with clinical partners (hospitals) to help MIX Resident companies access Customers
  • Build strong relationships with patient capital investors to help MIX Resident companies access Capital
  • Complete onboarding of MIX Resident companies for current space and infrastructure
  • Create and develop the MIX Network of companies and trusted advisors
  • Define needs and secure future MIX physical location(s) to expand the Residency program
  • Enable a collaborative ecosystem that allows MIX Residents and Network companies to share information, knowledge, and experience for their individual benefit

Required Skills

Skills and Experience to Enable Success:

  • Experience working in the medical technology or health care technology industry
  • At least 2+ years of experience in a related role, leading an incubator/accelerator center
  • Strong understanding of government funding initiatives and the ability to advocate to government on behalf of your organization
  • Strong communicator with the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Strong ability to influence others
  • You are likeable, selfless, and extremely driven

Expectations and Employee Experience

  • It is unrealistic for us to believe we will find someone who fits this position 100%
  • Be ready to be innovative!
  • Be passionate about growth, personally and professionally and know that we will support you along the way
  • Work hard each day and be rewarded for that hard work
  • Embrace change, this will happen as we scale but should be seen as exciting and something you want
  • Flexibility so that you can do your best both at work and outside of it

Know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!