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.
Quickcheck (www.quickcheck.ng) is a business built by Seedstars in Nigeria leveraging technology to solve the problem of access to banking by the majority of the Nigerian population. It is a mobile app that builds credit profile of the user using relevant data on their smartphone. The business model consists in lending small loans to individuals and micro-entrepreneurs for a short duration.
Since its launch we have seen a fast growth in the number of loans granted and it’s one of the businesses we believe it can have a strong impact in emerging markets, as it’s tackling an issue faced by millions of people.
About the job
Your main job as a “market launcher” will be to travel from one geography to another and setup the operations of Quickcheck in a new location. As soon as operations are running 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:
Before applying, please keep in mind that at this stage we are looking for more specialists (in the areas mentioned above) rather than generalists.
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 a business that can impact millions of people, while training and empowering local teams across Africa, Asia, Latin America and CEE/MENA.
(A) Scout and recruit team on the ground, test mindset and expectations
(B) Quickcheck Country Set Up
- Define roadmap and guidelines for implementing Quickcheck in the new location
- Set up lean operation and digital presence
- Test & iterate: validate interest for the product, generate traction (B2C & B2B)
- Manage product development
- Develop local partnerships
- Establish/implement process to setup local operation
- Relay Seedstars culture and build a local team
Benefits and perks
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"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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