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Director Founders Foundation Accelerator (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 OWL region, 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.

Our company's name gives it away: Educating founders is what keeps us going. And we need someone experienced, someone business driven and people centered to develop and execute our program to do just that. We are looking for someone who holds the reins of all accelerator activities. Is that someone you?

Things you'll do

Working at Founders Foundation means changing the status quo. You need us to be more specific? Sure thing, as our Director Founders Foundation Accelerator (F/M/D) you will:

  • Be responsible to further develop and execute the overall Accelerator strategy and the program together with our coaches and mentors
  • Create synergies within the organization and act as an important interface between our Founders Lab and Accelerator as well as Talent Acquisition, Marketing and Communications
  • You manage and develop an outstanding team that delivers high quality programs to our participants
  • Develop and implement an outstanding talent acquisition strategy in line with internal stakeholders and departments
  • Pro-actively connect and engage with Mentors, potential investors and multipliers to create a high value for the ecosystem
  • You oversee and supervise participant operations, including application- and invitation management
  • Assure the maintenance of a high-quality Accelerator program together with a great team
  • Oversee all activities and deadlines of the current and planned accelerator batches
  • Build a unique founder community

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. You are the person we are looking for when you have:

  • Proven track record of at least 3 years+ in an accelerator, incubator or other dynamic startup environment, building successful teams and ventures (e.g. Techstars, 500 Startups, Plug & Play, Y-Combinator)
  • Deep knowledge of the accelerator market - ideally several years of professional experience in coaching and training
  • The ability to drive both strategic decisions and operational excellence
  • A natural talent to motivate people to become the best version of themselves
  • Fun, managing all independent parts of the program and activities
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set with strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • A detail-oriented working style
  • German language skills

What's in it for you?

At Founders Foundation we develop a unique ecosystem for startups in East Westphalia. We are building a decentralized network for Germany’s digital transformation. You will be a part of something great.

Besides, this is what 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 OWL region, 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.

Our company's name gives it away: Educating founders is what keeps us going. And we need someone experienced, someone business driven and people centered to develop and execute our program to do just that. We are looking for someone who holds the reins of all accelerator activities. Is that someone you?

Things you'll do

Working at Founders Foundation means changing the status quo. You need us to be more specific? Sure thing, as our Director Founders Foundation Accelerator (F/M/D) you will:

  • Be responsible to further develop and execute the overall Accelerator strategy and the program together with our coaches and mentors
  • Create synergies within the organization and act as an important interface between our Founders Lab and Accelerator as well as Talent Acquisition, Marketing and Communications
  • You manage and develop an outstanding team that delivers high quality programs to our participants
  • Develop and implement an outstanding talent acquisition strategy in line with internal stakeholders and departments
  • Pro-actively connect and engage with Mentors, potential investors and multipliers to create a high value for the ecosystem
  • You oversee and supervise participant operations, including application- and invitation management
  • Assure the maintenance of a high-quality Accelerator program together with a great team
  • Oversee all activities and deadlines of the current and planned accelerator batches
  • Build a unique founder community

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. You are the person we are looking for when you have:

  • Proven track record of at least 3 years+ in an accelerator, incubator or other dynamic startup environment, building successful teams and ventures (e.g. Techstars, 500 Startups, Plug & Play, Y-Combinator)
  • Deep knowledge of the accelerator market - ideally several years of professional experience in coaching and training
  • The ability to drive both strategic decisions and operational excellence
  • A natural talent to motivate people to become the best version of themselves
  • Fun, managing all independent parts of the program and activities
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set with strong analytical and conceptual skills
  • A detail-oriented working style
  • German language skills

What's in it for you?

At Founders Foundation we develop a unique ecosystem for startups in East Westphalia. We are building a decentralized network for Germany’s digital transformation. You will be a part of something great.

Besides, this is what 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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