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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 the job

Your main job as an Entrepreneur in Residence will be to launch and grow a micro-lending tech startup in Kazakhstan. 

You will be on the ground to help setup the venture, with main responsibilities such as:​

(A) Business development, sales and operations

  • Build the case of expanding our venture in Kazakhstan
  • Identify business opportunities worth pursuing, generating critical business assumptions and validating them
  • Defining and implementing KPI tracking on the local venture
  • Recruitment of business, sales, customer support candidates and follow up on their performance
  • Find and secure local partners 

(B) Venture Set Up (together with your team)

  • Define roadmap and guidelines for implementing the micro-lending venture in the country
  • Adapt the existing project and tech to Kazakhstan's case 
  • Set up lean operation and digital presence
  • Disburse first loans and iterate
  • Deploy and adapt the Seedstars culture locally

(C) Scout, recruit and form teams locally, test mindset and expectations

Your profile

  • You are a strong believer in our mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through tech and entrepreneurship
  • Previous relevant experience with the job is a MUST
  • 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
  • Strong belief in getting things done - We are nomads traveling around the world so it is important to have drive, ownership and execution. Working in remote with an international team, you have to be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen

Benefits and perks

  • Exposure to cultures and ecosystems from over 70 countries
  • Build your network in emerging markets of tech entrepreneurs and investors
  • Join a young, passionate, hungry and growing team of entrepreneurs & facilitators
  • Enhance your company building skills and learn from Seedstars' extensive experience of launching, building and growing tech companies from scratch
     
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