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Public Affairs Manager (Startup Region Ostwestfalen-Lippe) (F/M/D)

Employee
Bielefeld, Germany
Business Development

Business is like travelling: The interesting stuff always happens off the beaten track. This is why we set camp in Bielefeld. The widely underestimated city is not only a hidden (and beautiful) gem, it is also located in the center of one of the most interesting parts of Germany: the region Ostwestfalen-Lippe, home to an abundance of hidden champions. Like most corporates the local Mittelstand combines stability and success, but lacks in agility and creativity. This is where the Founders Foundation steps in: We are creating a founder-centric ecosystem and educate the next generation of tech entrepreneurs to build a bridge between the old and the new. And we need your help with that - so that we can look back one day to say: We made a difference.

Why do we need you?

Ostwestfalen-Lippe has a promising future as an up- and coming startup hub. We need you to unlock the true potential of the region, bring together what belongs together - and put Ostwestfalen-Lippe on the international map of startup ecosystems.

Things you'll do

At the Founders Foundation we want to change the status quo. You need us to be more specific? Sure thing, as our Public Affairs Manager (Startup Region Ostwestfalen-Lippe) (F/M/D) you will:

  • Be our Network Manager - you will be our voice to all regional and national stakeholders (political institutions, corporates, associations, startups...)
  • Manage public relations and communication with the ministry of economics and the digital economy department of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Support us with your networking skills and get important stakeholders and startups excited about our regional network events
  • Develop and control a startup monitor of international standards
  • Coordinate the advisory board meetings of our network
  • Handle a publicly funded project in accordance with the funding guidelines and create new network events

About you

Working at the Founders Foundation is fun because the people here are inspiring to work with. It is our concept for success and something we want to pursue. Working with you will be a pleasure when you have:

  • Experience with stakeholder management/ lobbying/ public affairs in a political environment as well as with project management
  • Outstanding partnership-management skills and an existing network in the founder scene and/or the region Ostwestfalen-Lippe
  • Startup experience as a founder or as an employee in a startup environment
  • A very detail-oriented working style
  • A degree in business administration, marketing, social sciences, media studies or alike
  • Fluent German and English language skills and knowledge of the region Ostwestfalen-Lippe

What's in it for you?

First things first: Our salaries are competitive. But you know as well as we do that money is far from everything. To make your time at the Founders Foundation as interesting and pleasant as possible you will benefit from:

  • A strong network of founders, partners and venture capitalists
  • An abundance of contacts to the international startup scene
  • All sorts of responsibilities, room for creativity and new ideas
  • An awesome team of people who have your personal development at heart
  • Exclusive participation in workshops, events and training programs
  • Further development and discounts on Bertelsmann corporate benefits
  • A modern workplace in Bielefeld’s old town - muesli, fruit, water and coffee included

Sounds like the perfect job for you? Send your application and join us now!

See job details

Business is like travelling: The interesting stuff always happens off the beaten track. This is why we set camp in Bielefeld. The widely underestimated city is not only a hidden (and beautiful) gem, it is also located in the center of one of the most interesting parts of Germany: the region Ostwestfalen-Lippe, home to an abundance of hidden champions. Like most corporates the local Mittelstand combines stability and success, but lacks in agility and creativity. This is where the Founders Foundation steps in: We are creating a founder-centric ecosystem and educate the next generation of tech entrepreneurs to build a bridge between the old and the new. And we need your help with that - so that we can look back one day to say: We made a difference.

Why do we need you?

Ostwestfalen-Lippe has a promising future as an up- and coming startup hub. We need you to unlock the true potential of the region, bring together what belongs together - and put Ostwestfalen-Lippe on the international map of startup ecosystems.

Things you'll do

At the Founders Foundation we want to change the status quo. You need us to be more specific? Sure thing, as our Public Affairs Manager (Startup Region Ostwestfalen-Lippe) (F/M/D) you will:

  • Be our Network Manager - you will be our voice to all regional and national stakeholders (political institutions, corporates, associations, startups...)
  • Manage public relations and communication with the ministry of economics and the digital economy department of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Support us with your networking skills and get important stakeholders and startups excited about our regional network events
  • Develop and control a startup monitor of international standards
  • Coordinate the advisory board meetings of our network
  • Handle a publicly funded project in accordance with the funding guidelines and create new network events

About you

Working at the Founders Foundation is fun because the people here are inspiring to work with. It is our concept for success and something we want to pursue. Working with you will be a pleasure when you have:

  • Experience with stakeholder management/ lobbying/ public affairs in a political environment as well as with project management
  • Outstanding partnership-management skills and an existing network in the founder scene and/or the region Ostwestfalen-Lippe
  • Startup experience as a founder or as an employee in a startup environment
  • A very detail-oriented working style
  • A degree in business administration, marketing, social sciences, media studies or alike
  • Fluent German and English language skills and knowledge of the region Ostwestfalen-Lippe

What's in it for you?

First things first: Our salaries are competitive. But you know as well as we do that money is far from everything. To make your time at the Founders Foundation as interesting and pleasant as possible you will benefit from:

  • A strong network of founders, partners and venture capitalists
  • An abundance of contacts to the international startup scene
  • All sorts of responsibilities, room for creativity and new ideas
  • An awesome team of people who have your personal development at heart
  • Exclusive participation in workshops, events and training programs
  • Further development and discounts on Bertelsmann corporate benefits
  • A modern workplace in Bielefeld’s old town - muesli, fruit, water and coffee included

Sounds like the perfect job for you? Send your application and join us now!

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