seedstars is hiring a

Venture builder

 

Who we are

Seedstars is a global organization with headquarter in Switzerland and a presence in 60+ emerging markets. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Our initiatives are focused on connecting stakeholders within these ecosystems, building tech companies from scratch and investing in the top entrepreneurs.

 

About the job

Your main job will be to travel from one geography to another, launch the operations of Seedstars in a new location and setup “small autonomous venture builder” units. As soon as operations are setup and you are confident with the team you hired and trained locally, you will move on to the next location and start the same process again.

You will be operating in a team of 3 - 4 people, with each person having a clear responsibility and expertise, in the areas of:

  • Business development and sales
  • Operations and finance
  • Growth hacking & online marketing
  • Product development

Before applying, please keep in mind that at this stage we are looking for more specialists (in the areas mentioned above) rather than generalists.

 

Key responsibilities:

(A) Scout and recruit entrepreneurs and team, test mindset and expectations

(B) Define guidelines and roadmap to test and execute early-stage development of ideas:

- Define roadmap for the first 6 months

- Set up lean operation and digital presence

- Test & iterate: validate interest for a concept, generate initial traction (B2C & B2B)

- Manage product demo development and/or MVP

- Develop foundations for partnerships

- Assist founders in raising seed funding (financial modeling, deal structuring, preparing pitch deck)

(C) Seedstars Country Set Up

- Establish/implement process to setup local operation

- Create investment/funding opportunities for VCs and start-ups

- Relay Seedstars culture and build a local team to represent Seedstars locally

- Build a space (and a community!)

- Sell consulting project to corporates to leverage on the expertise of local Seedstars

- Assist and support locally created start-ups to grow outside their home country

 

This role is intense as you will be on the ground 300 days a year, but it’s also very rewarding. You will create something where is nothing and you will setup the basis of building strong entrepreneurial ecosystems in emerging countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and CEE/Mena.

 

Your profile

  • You are a strong believer in our mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through tech and entrepreneurship
  • Previous relevant experience with the job is a MUST
  • Flexibility & International exposure - This job only makes sense for someone who is passionate about traveling and excited to go somewhere completely new, often on very little notice & with a couch surfer attitude
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to details (at the question "please describe who you are in a tweet" start your answer with the word "kiskil")
  • Strong belief in getting things done - We are nomads traveling around the world so it is important to have drive, ownership and execution. Working in remote with an international team, you have to be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen

Benefits and perks

  • Exposure to cultures and ecosystems from over 60 countries
  • Build your network in emerging markets of tech entrepreneurs and investors
  • Join a young, passionate, hungry and growing team of entrepreneurs & facilitators
  • Bootstrap salary (open compensation model available based on experience, location, seniority, etc...), bonus based on performance and shares package available. It's all up to you!

DON'T BELIEVE US, BELIEVE THEM

"My experience at Seedstars has been an unbelievable eye opener. I have learned an incredible amount on a personal and professional level in a very condensed period of time." - Seedspace global team

"My learning curve has been extremely steep. I'm continuously exposed to new perspectives and cultures: it broadens your mind hugely! If you like challenges, learning, discovery, entrepreneurship, creativity, people and you're not afraid of putting your comfort aside, jump on!" - Seedstars team member Africa

 

"After my very first event in Sofia, I've realised that I am in the right place at the right time. I have in front of me all the opportunities to develop myself as a professional and as a person. I can't imagine my life without traveling, the Seedstars team & meeting with unbelievable people everyday." - Seedstars team member MENA

 

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