Welcome To StartUp Zone - Applying For The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Position

The Startup Zone delivers value to entrepreneurs through a collaborative and supportive community, structured approaches and accountability, access to a global network, and a lifetime of support. We carry out the mission to empower entrepreneurship on Prince Edward Island by helping entrepreneurs build connections; providing a supportive community to develop high-growth startups; supporting the acceleration of potential high-growth companies; and ensuring the right environment, people, and resources are in place.

The CEO of the Startup Zone is integral to achieving this mission.  The CEO role includes supporting a growing number of entrepreneurs, building a supportive community for incubation so startups can thrive, and accelerating growth with a focus on investment-ready and revenue-positive companies.

The Startup Zone CEO will be responsible for executing the following strategic initiatives:

 Reach and support a growing number of entrepreneurs

  1. Grow the pipeline of entrepreneurs and potential high-growth companies
  2. Partner with existing and new initiatives and events to build pathways to the Startup Zone
  3. Grow our diverse network of entrepreneurs, partners, investors, and expertise

Build a supportive community where startups can thrive

  1. Promote a continuum of supports that offer value to resident companies at all stages of growth
  2. Create a supportive community that enables collaboration and accountability
  3. Expand access to mentoring opportunities for resident companies

Accelerate the growth to investment-ready and revenue-positive companies

  1. Establish a continuum of supports to accelerate development for startup to growth-stage companies
  2. Foster a collaborative and supportive environment for accelerator members
  3. Facilitate high-value events to support the development and acceleration of business ideas

Align organizational effectiveness to achieve goals

  1. Lead a highly engaged team
  2. Strengthen operational effectiveness
  3. Provide strong governance and strategic oversight
  4. Demonstrate strong financial stewardship for the organization


You’re a great fit for this role if you have most of the following:

  •  Demonstrated leadership skills
  •  Startup or Entrepreneurial experience
  •  Degree or diploma in a relevant discipline
  •  Experience in managing Human Resources
  •  Demonstrated experience in Financial Management   
  •  Management of a non-profit organization
  •  Program Development and Event Management

Working Conditions:

  •  The CEO is expected to work a standard work week but additionally work evenings and weekends during events
  •  The CEO will report  to the industry-led volunteer Board of Directors
  •  The Startup Zone is an open collaborative workspace

Salary: $80,000 - $110,000 per year commensurate with experience.


  • Cell phone
  • Parking
  • RRSP match
  • Health benefits
  • Paid Time off

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