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Traveling Associate (Africa)

Are you looking to join an impact driven organisation, travel all across Africa and help us scout for the best tech startups in the region? Then this job is perfect for you!

Who we are

Seedstars is a global organization with headquarters in Switzerland and a presence in 70+ 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

Seedstars World is the largest seed-stage tech competition in emerging markets through which we source top companies and provide them with networking opportunities, mentoring and access to funding. Every year it’s reuniting over 2000+ startups, investors, accelerators/incubators, corporates, media/press and government agencies in over 70 events worldwide, + 5 regional summits and a global summit taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Check-out our Seedstars Summit 2018 after movie below:

 

About the job

This job is for you if you are excited about traveling almost non-stop for 6 months to scout for the best tech startups in the region. You will organise pitching events (with the help of local ambassadors), and interact with the most active startup ecosystem builders in each country, from corporates, to governments, startups, mentors and investors. You will travel in a team of 2 people most of the times, and get support from your regional manager, our local ambassadors and the entire global team.

Key responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the production of local events (on average 15 city events) from conception through to completion
  • On a day-to-day, your responsibilities will run from organising (logistics, sourcing of startups, relationship with local partners, selection of jury & mentors, etc) to managing the local pitching events in the region
  • Setting, communicating and maintaining timelines and priorities on every local event
  • Since you will be on the ground, meeting with key local players, you will play a crucial role in the overall business development and sales process

Your profile

  • You are passionate about startups and the impact they can have on emerging markets
  • You love the 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
  • You have a strong attention to details
  • You love meeting new people from various cultures and ecosystems
  • You have a strong belief in getting things done - We are nomads traveling around the world so it is important to have drive, ownership and execution. You have to be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen

Why our employees love working with us:

  • We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets
  • You get many growth opportunities and responsibilities early on. It’s one of the perks of a fast growing international company
  • You work in an entrepreneurial culture where you’re surrounded by a young and diverse team
  • We strive by giving autonomy and flexibility to our teams. We have a flat hierarchy and a strong belief that responsible people should have the freedom to their work when and how they want

We are an equal opportunity employer and since we have more than 30 nationalities represented in our company, we truly value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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