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The Ion Launches the Innovator in Residence Program

by Ion

The Ion is thrilled to announce the launch of its Innovator in Residence program! This is a unique opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology to work alongside The Ion team. The Ion’s Innovator(s) in Residence will engage entrepreneurs, workforce development participants, and members of The Ion’s Academic Network, gaining exposure in the innovation ecosystem.

As our Innovator in Residence, you’ll work alongside members of The Ion team on initiatives and programs, helping feature Houston’s talent and increasing engagement in our technology ecosystem. You’ll discover and develop your entrepreneurial skills at Houston’s innovation hub–a critical part of Houston’s innovation infrastructure. In addition, the Innovator in Residence will support The Ion’s Prototyping Lab, Investor Studio, and Accelerator Hub.

So who is our ideal Innovator in Residence? This person will immerse themselves in a fast-paced environment, bringing ideas to life, assisting The Ion team in executing its vision and mission, and developing a diverse, inclusive, and robust technology ecosystem. Great minds and doers come from a range of backgrounds. Whether you are taking your first career steps, seeking a career change, or looking for a gateway into Houston’s innovation ecosystem, you are encouraged to apply. We will be selecting up to two Innovators to participate in our six-month-long residency program. To apply, please submit the following:

● A 1-page, double-spaced cover letter indicating your relevant experiences and interests in this role, as well as your resume, OR

● A 3-5 minute video showcasing your expertise and interest, OR

● A digital portfolio of your work that positions you as an ideal candidate for this position ● One letter of recommendation from a colleague or supervisor

● A link to your LinkedIn profile

This role is paid, non-benefits eligible, part-time opportunity (minimum of 15 hours per week, and not more than 30 hours, working on project-based assignments to support The Ion team) for an individual who is at least 18 years old and is legally authorized to work in the United States. A college degree is not required for the Innovator in Residence position. Please send your application to the following email: Info@ionhouston.com by March 4, 2022, with a subject line stating, Innovator in Residence Application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Innovator in Residence position will start April 6 – October 31, 2022.

We would like to thank our Founding Partners of The Ion, including Microsoft, Chevron, and Baker Botts, for supporting this opportunity.

About the Ion

Ion: Where ideas go to grow. Located in Ion District, the namesake building is the transformative centerpiece of Houston’s innovation corridor. Designed to bring our city’s entrepreneurial, corporate, and academic communities into collaborative spaces and programs, the sunlit structure of steel and glass is a home for advancing diverse knowledge, teams, technologies, and products that propel our world forward. From Fortune 500s seeking flexible office space to first-time startups looking for the funding to design a prototype, the Ion provides wide-reaching space and support to connect every What if with What now?—welcoming individuals and teams of all kinds to a place to build a better way.