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Munich / Berlin, Germany

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Startup Scout & Advisor - Life Sciences

German Accelerator empowers German startups to scale globally. We take high-potential companies on a fast-paced learning journey in the world’s leading innovation hubs in the U.S. and Asia. German Accelerator provides mentoring from dedicated experts, access to our vast global network of business partners and investors, as well as free office space in all our locations. Our programs are highly customized to the participants’ individual needs in order to help them enter international markets and succeed quickly. We don’t take any equity and our programs are free of charge with the exception of “Next Step,” a market discovery program for the Asian region. Since launching in 2012, German Accelerator has nurtured more than 300 startups which have raised more than US$4.9 billion in funding so far. German Accelerator is run by German Entrepreneurship GmbH and is proudly financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). Visit www.germanaccelerator.com for more information.

German Accelerator Life Sciences works with companies in five segments: therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices, digital health, and platform technologies. We are looking for a Startup Scout & Advisor in Germany based in Munich or Berlin who will be responsible for identifying and recruiting startups for all German Accelerator programs, but especially the Life Sciences program based in Cambridge/Boston. The successful candidate will help build our network and increase the program’s visibility in the German (Life Sciences) innovation ecosystem together with other members of the global Scouting team and in close collaboration with the Vice President Life Sciences in Germany as well as the Life Sciences team based in the U.S. He or she will report to the Head of Scouting.

Where We Need Your Skills and Support

  • Identify high-potential life sciences startups through different scouting channels, get in touch, and provide initial mentoring to them
  • Maintain relationships, advise on internationalization plans and regularly check for fit with our programs
  • Design and organize suitable lead targeting initiatives as well as campaigns in close collaboration with our global marketing team
  • Represent German Accelerator at relevant conferences / networking events and expand our existing network e.g. with investors, incubators, and accelerators
  • Optimize your scouting funnel by measuring and reporting your progress
  • Participate in the evaluation of companies and support our due diligence prior to acceptance of companies into the program
  • Be an active part of German Accelerator‘s global scouting/life sciences team and help shape the team’s expertise and image as trusted startup advisors for scaling internationally

What the Ideal Candidate Looks Like

  • You have an entrepreneurial background as a founder or early startup employee with at least three years of working experience in life sciences
  • You understand the life sciences innovation process in Germany and/or the U.S. and have hands-on experience either in one of these ecosystems or preferably both
  • You have an academic background in a field of study related to life sciences
  • You are an excellent team player with an outgoing personality and have the ability to quickly convince people of your expertise
  • You are a fast thinker who enjoys analyzing startup’s business models and advising startups on how to build on what they have already accomplished while expanding internationally
  • You have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, both in German and English

What We Offer in Addition to Many Great Colleagues and a Unique Vision

  • A highly entrepreneurial team, eager to help German startups scale internationally acting with high autonomy while always supporting each other
  • Flat hierarchies with lots of room for personal impact and individual development
  • A great opportunity to leverage and further build your own network while helping us expand ours
  • International working environment with convenient office locations, flexible working hours, mobile work, and scouting activities all over Germany
  • Working at eye level with the leadership teams of the best German (life sciences) startups and contributing to bringing new diagnostic tools, devices, and therapies to market, thereby improving the health of patients worldwide

The Next Steps

Please send your application with your CV, please also include three brief bullet points on why you would be the perfect fit for this role, your salary expectations, and your earliest possible start date. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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