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Seedstars Acceleration Program Manager
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 World
At Seedstars World, we run the largest seed-stage tech competition in emerging markets to source top companies and provide them with networking opportunities, mentoring and access to funding. It is now the largest startup network in emerging markets reuniting over 2000+ startups, investors, accelerators/incubators, corporates, media/press and government agencies.
About Seedstars Growth
At Seedstars Growth, we take companies to the next level through our own acceleration program. We work closely with the entrepreneurs and give them access to our Seedstars global infrastructure and know-how (network, funding, technology team, etc).
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.
To give further support to the startups we source through the Seedstars World events, we are hiring an acceleration and growth Program Manager. The Growth Program will invest time, resources and money into the top startups we source around the world. The key responsibilities for this role will be:
Screening: Each year we receive over 4000 applications and you will manage the screening process together with other team members.
Due diligence: In depth due diligence will be carried out on all companies before entering into the Growth Program.
Mentoring/assistance: You will have regular calls with the portfolio of startups to assist and mentor them and provide connections to our global network of corporates, investors, entrepreneurs and media.
Mentor coordination: You will build, onboard and connect our mentor network with the startups in the program. The organisation and coordination of physical mentoring sessions will also be required.
Other: financial modelling, deal structuring, sales, network building, market research etc. may also be required.
Benefits and perks
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