Startup Scout

Are you ready to build tomorrow's leading tech firms? YES!Delft is hiring a startup scout to strengthen the incubator team.

🔥 We challenge you!

YES!Delft is a startup incubator and accelerator that supports entrepreneurs in building and growing technology companies in the Netherlands. Over the last 19 years YES!Delft has become one of the leading tech incubators and accelerators in Europe. YES!Delft offers guidance and support to graduates, scientists, engineers and professionals in their entrepreneurial journey. Our services turn promising tech-ideas into solid startups and help them grow into successful companies.

👉🏼 Your mission and ideal outcome

Your mission is to get the best tech entrepreneurs to join YES!Delft and you will scout, screen and select startups. As a scout, you are the main point of contact for tech startups. You will assess how we can help these startups best based on their startup phase and needs. You represent YES!Delft and explain our purpose, programs and services to entrepreneurs wherever you go.

Throughout your work you continuously collect and interpret data to ensure a constant flow of high-quality applications consisting of promising and committed startup teams. You keep in touch with founders, startups and aspiring researchers, professionals, and student teams. We expect a data-driven approach, relationship management however is key in how you handle these tactics. As such, you will join relevant events and startup challenges and keep in close contact with our (regional) partners, e.g. investors and Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University.

💻 Requirements

  • You have great communication skills, talking with and listening to people you don’t know is second nature to you
  • You are passionate about tech innovation, curious to learn more, and already familiar with basic startup concepts (e.g. problem-solution fit and product-market fit) and technology readiness levels (TRL)
  • You uphold a keen interest and drive to understand technology sectors, trends, diverse business models, market dynamics, and investment landscapes.
  • You feel comfortable managing your own workflow, are able to handle multiple scouting projects at the same time, and can capture and derive insights from data (e.g. industry reports, CRM and pipeline management)
  • You have a relevant completed WO or HBO degree and preferably you bring some experience from the entrepreneurship ecosystem (startup, incubator, corporate innovation department, VC or other)
  • Fluent in English (Dutch is a bonus)

🏦 What do you get in return?

A key position at a world-class incubator. You will work in an inspiring startup environment and join an ambitious team that goes above and beyond to support startups, day-in-day-out. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself and where you are able to implement your ideas and improve our services and processes wherever you see fit.

Your compensation will be based on your experience and includes 25 free days, a holiday allowance and a 13th month. YES!Delft offers a truly unique opportunity to contribute, grow and network in the world of tech-entrepreneurship.

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