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Seedstars Head of Academy

Seedstars World SA

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Seedstars Head of Academy

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 Seedstars Academy

At Seedstars Academy, we provide a paid 6 months educational program for highly motivated and talented fellows from emerging markets and we train them to build together high growth tech companies.



At Seedstars Summit, we reunite the top players interested to connect, build and invest in emerging markets. It is one of the biggest Innovation Forum for emerging markets that takes place across all continents. Connect the dots offline!


About the job

It’s very important to us that the candidates share our conviction of bootstrapping and love of the web/tech world, you should have an intuitive feel for what works and what doesn’t online! Keep it simple and keep it lean is our mission so we are not flexible when it comes to cultural fit.


Here what we need:

(1) Facilitating

Tasks include: Coordinating mentors, making sure the courses happen, bringing speakers.

You will have to organize facilitators and experts who will be teaching the bootcamps over the weekend, coordinate with mentors, ensure smooth running of all the courses in the bootcamp, potentially lead a couple of sessions yourself and be able to guide the entrepreneurs in residence when they’re stuck.

(2) Selling

Tasks include: Selling more of the academy program, under different formats

Our Entrepreneurs in Residence will be building from the list of MVP/concepts/pilots that we give them and will have bootcamps over the weekend on essential concepts to become entrepreneurs. You will have to sell to corporates the innovation and insights they can learn from supporting these MVPs and giving them the first option to potentially invest in them.

(3)  Business support

Task include: making first-level support to startups (must be able to think straight and add value). We need entrepreneurs who have done it before.


The other key responsibilities for this role will be:

  • Improve all aspects of curriculum content (create learning materials and training strategy)
  • Support the development of new programs and launch new countries by being on site
  • Teach in a group or give 1on1 mentorship sessions to fellows
  • Identify & connect with corporates to set up partnership for new programs
  • Build, develop and nurture a steady pipeline of fellows
  • Mentor coordination: You will build, onboard and connect our mentor network with the fellows in the program


Your profile

  • 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...) and bonus based on performance. It's all up to you!



"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