LeanOhio Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program
• Provide expertise: EIRs are leaders in the small business community and can provide a “voice of the customer” to help improve interactions between public and private-sector.
• Participate in a cutting-edge program: The EIR Program provides an opportunity for private-sector partners to assist in improving coordination, interaction, and outreach between state government and small businesses.
• Collaborate with state government: Be a voice on the inside to help make a difference in improving processes in state government.
• Shape the EIR Program: Participants will help refine the program for future EIRs based on their identification of state government challenges and individual experience during their program tenure.
• Receive public recognition: Through national releases, published by both LeanOhio and your company, our combined stakeholders will be made aware of private-sector contributions to state government.
Roles and Responsibilities
EIR assignments are hosted by LeanOhio and responsibilities may vary. EIRs will:
• Assist with Lean improvement events, training, planning, presentations, and more
• Plan and conduct workshops to share best practices to the LeanOhio Network
• Provide guidance on public-private partnerships and implementation of strategies designed to improve private-sector (small business) engagement
Conditions for Participation
To be eligible for the EIR Program, candidates must meet the following requirements:
• Ohio resident
• Small-business professional
• Approval from their company to participate in the EIR Program
• Successful completion of a background check to determine suitability for state government
• Private-sector leadership experience in identifying continuous improvement efforts and managing project teams and sub-projects that cover all phases of project management
Salaries and expenses are to be paid by the private-sector employers. The EIR will serve a maximum of one year and will report to the LeanOhio Office in Columbus, Ohio.