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  • Posted: Aug 27, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Seedstars Academy is an initiative launched by Seedstars, the company builder, supported by our Seedstars World network & our co-working space Seedspace
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    Entrepreneur in Residence, Africa

    Level: Mid Level

    About the Programs Team

    • The Programs team alongside Labs and Investments are the central squads that make up the capacity building tribe at Seedstars. The Programs team’s key activity is to provide enterprise support through the execution of structured programs to make sure entrepreneurs have the knowledge, network, and services to scale.
    • The Programs team operates as a critical revenue generator for Seedstars by developing tailored solutions to address unique challenges faced by startups and entrepreneurs around the globe.
    • The Program squad is the fastest growing business unit in Seedstars and is composed of a Head of Global Programs, a Global Startup Growth Lead, and eight full time Program Managers, 3 Program Management Contractors and 4 local Entrepreneur in Residences and Innovation Experts. The team works in close collaboration with many business units throughout the group, including Global Partnerships Management, Regional Heads of Sales, and Finance.

    About the Job

    • We are hiring an Entrepreneur in Residence to join an exciting project which aims to support enterprises across Africa.
    • Your main objective will be to:
      • Create and develop various training programs,
      • Create and develop programs squad network of mentors and experts and
      • Increase the maturity level of the innovation ecosystem in the region.
    • This role can be done remotely. Preference given to candidates based in Africa.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Creation and development of various training programs with all required materials
    • Programs “localisation” and management (content, mentors, bootcamps, events, general agenda)
    • Sourcing and management of a network of mentors and experts.
    • The candidate will be responsible for delivering various training adapted to the local market needs in each country where we are present.
    • Identify areas for program innovation and improvement and share with central acceleration program team
    • Startup outreach, application screening, and assistance with the selection
    • Tracking and reporting of batch progress
    • Mentoring multiple startups simultaneously
    • Represent Seedstars in startup community
    • Coordinate with the local General Manager to leverage the existing network and resources for implementation and B2B sales

    Your Profile

    • Mindset:
      • You have a passion for startups and technology, particularly in emerging markets and in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation
      • You have a strong belief in getting things done - You have to be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen
    • Experience:
      • Strong operational and business development background 
      • Experience creating and managing programs/events 
      • Business / startup / investment experience 
      • Deep understanding of startup methodologies (testing / experimentation design, fundraising etc ) as well as up to date knowledge of the latest tools (Analytics, SEM/CEO/Email/Social marketing etc.)
    • Nice to have:
      • Mentor and/or advisor experience
      • Crypto/Blockchain experience
      • Africa expertise

    Why our employees love working with us:

    • We are on a mission which is bigger than all of us: to impact people’s lives in emerging markets.
    • You get many growth opportunities and responsibilities early on
    • You work in an entrepreneurial culture where you’re surrounded by a vibrant and diverse team.
    • We offer autonomy and flexibility with a flat hierarchy and a strong belief that responsible people should have the freedom to do their work when and how they want.
    • We were awarded as one of the most democratic workplaces in the world due to our freedom centered practices.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to SeedStars Academy on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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