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Are you bold, brave and best in class?

Working with us is almost like running a startup. You won’t find corporate intrigue, venture capital drama or global consultant frameworks here. Instead, you’ll find a team of bold, brave and passionate ex-founders, tech junkies and business developers that are dedicated to building great things together applying agile methods. We are not all into our sneakers, however, we appreciate informality combined with a high degree of professionalism and curiosity. Like any other startup, we like to experiment while trying to crack the code on what makes a successful startup.  If you do the same, you’ll most likely feel at home here.

Check out if we have a job that makes you tick or let us know how you can contribute to our team on job@accelerace.io.

Job openings

Internship in the Venture Scouting Team at Europe’s leading accelerator

Do you want to be part of our international Venture Scout Team? Accelerace is looking for an intern for a minimum period of two months. We are five scouts working closely together in an intensive and fun environment that will provide you with valuable knowledge about the global startup environment.

You are passionate about startups, motivated to learn new things by working hard, and not afraid to fill in the gaps in our small team. We promise we will do our best to make your internship valuable!

 

Your tasks will primarily be to:
• Search and analyze startups globally
• Participate in the outreach process to promising startups with our advanced outreach tools
• Engage with the best startups through competitions, accelerator programs, databases etc.
• Participate in evaluation of startup applications
• Prepare presentations to our corporate partners
• Participate in team meetings, sharing best practices in the team

The right candidate:
You like analyzing and screening markets in order to provide data to make evidence based decisions in spotting the most promising start ups. You are good at communicating, attracting and motivating startups. You are motivated by knowing how to spot, attract and motivate the right startups through targeted marketing and communication. You are analytical with a structured mind and you have commercial understanding. You´re best in class and are currently undertaking your Bachelors or Master degree, where an internship is required. You take responsibility and engage actively in your tasks with the ambition to deliver better than expected, always adhering to deadlines.

What we offer:
The internship is unpaid, however we offer you:
• Engaging with the world’s top startups within a number of sectors
• Experience on how an accelerator work (or to be more specific: Europe’s no. 1 accelerator)
• Knowledge about how to evaluate startups and how to spot the promising ones from the wanna-bees.
• Free lunch, coffee and an office space with 120 other startups
• The most committed and knowledgeable colleagues when it comes to entrepreneurship, since most of us are serial entrepreneurs ourselves
• Working in an international team where we continuously strive to learn and improve in all aspects of what we do
• High level of responsibility and a fast learning curve

If this sounds exciting to you, please write Martin Holmboe, Head of Scouting at apply@accelerace.io attaching your CV and a few words on why you want to join us! Mark your application: “INTERNSHIP”.

Apply today or no later than July 1st 2019.

Accelerace:
Accelerace is one of the world’s Top 10 seed accelerators and Europe’s leading accelerator. Since 2008, Accelerace has spotted, trained and invested in more than 300 promising Danish and international startups and scale-ups. 88% of the companies are still in business. As a part of the national Scale-Up Denmark initiative, Accelerace scales startups in the field of technology, foodtech, cleantech, life science, medtech and healthcare with the help from experienced serial entrepreneurs, camps and network. Get more info on www.accelerace.dk

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IoT Program Manager

Do you want to build and grow startups from all over the world? Do you possess strong business strategy skills or have you succeeded as an entrepreneur? And do you have a deep understanding of Internet-of-Things technologies? Then join us to build our new IoT accelerator in Copenhagen.

Accelerace is one of the leading accelerators in Europe. Each year we help some of the most promising and innovative startups to market, and we support to grow and scale their business. Also, we make active investments in startups through our venture fund, and we collaborate with large corporates to identify and scale Innovations of tomorrow. Our core focus is training, mentoring and strategic advisory, and we take pride in contributing to the operational and daily work of the startups we work with. We are passionate about creating successful growth companies, and have already helped more than 600 entrepreneurial talents on their way.

The job and your role As Program Manager you will head up our new Internet-of-Things (IoT) accelerator in collaboration with our partner inQvation – Denmark’s new IoT hub. Our vision is to build a state of the art program for innovative international IoT startups with world class resources, access to seasoned business consultants and industry experts, unique co-working facilities and much more. You will be responsible for building up and managing the program as well as making partnerships with relevant ecosystem partners for the program.

Furthermore, your job will be to coach and mentor startups in the Accelerator program by challenging, testing and helping them to realize their business and growth strategy. You will play an active and significant role in the companies and act as their daily strategic sparring partner.

Your primary tasks will be:

• Overall responsibility and management for the new IoT accelerator
• Build local and international partnerships for the program
• Identify, contact and screen potential startups for the accelerator
• Provide daily sparring, coaching, and advice to the startups – including creating access to market, knowledge, customers and industry experts
• Give support to the startups during the implementation/execution phase
• Assist the startups in raising capital through our extensive investor network

Qualifications
We expect that you have entrepreneurial experience and know what it takes to create a successful business from scratch. You have a strong understanding and knowledge of the IoT area (Internet-of-Things), is updated on the latest trends and is used to working with people.
It will be an advantage if you have experience from the consulting industry and have practical experience in raising risk capital. Finally, you need to be passionate about innovation, have a big drive and, not least, the desire to make a positive difference.

Your skills are characterized by:

  • You have solid practical experience in business development and project management, and you have achieved great results in your career
  • You are able to work with strategic issues and can translate strategy into operational action plans
  • You have experience from startups and commercialization of new products
  • You have extensive experience and knowledge of the IoT industry – e.g. connected devices, sensors and gateways, protocols, data analysis, cloud infrastructure, wearables, home automation or similar
  • You have a well-consolidated network and strong social skills
  • You are result oriented, ambitious and thrive with responsibility
  • You manage to run projects independently
  • You are fluent in English in both speech and writing

What we offer
The job is a unique chance to take part in building the world’s best IoT Accelerator program and get the possibility of working with world class international startups.You will be part of a dynamic and informal team where you will have lots of personal development opportunities. You will be working from our offices in Copenhagen and Høje Taastrup, and you will be in close dialogue with the rest of the Accelerace organization through regular team sessions, company sparring, etc.

The job will refer to Søren Lottrup, Partner at Accelerace.

Interested?
If you want to know more about the job, you are welcome to contact Søren Lottrup on phone +45 31 17 79 76 or sl@accelerace.io.

Send us your application here no later than Sunday the 19th of May.  

Place of working: Copenhagen and Høje Taastrup

Read more about Accelerace on www.accelerace.io and inQvation at www.inqvation.dk

About Accelerace:
In Accelerace we have a vision of being Europe’s Center for Entrepreneurship, and we are proud to say that we are well on our way. Every year, we work with some of the most promising and prospective entrepreneurial talents and companies from around the world, offering first class business development by our competent team and business partners, and we make active investments through our own seed funds. This makes us Scandinavia’s largest players in our field, and we are well on the way to further internationalizing our activities. In 2018 and 2019 we closed investment from Vækstfonden, Færchfonden Symbion and inQvation, and are now ready to take on the world. The organization consists of approx. 40 employees. Read more about

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Two Business Accelerators to take world class biotech and medtech startups to the next level

Want to be a part of growing the best startup companies from Scandinavia within the field of digital health, medtech, biotech and life sciences? Do you have experience within one or more of these technologies and know the innovation landscape in Northern Europe? If so, you could be one of our two new colleagues to join our international team in life sciences and healthcare tech.

Accelerace
Accelerace is Europe’s leading accelerator and fosters some of the most promising and innovative startups to help them grow and scale their businesses. In addition, we do active investments in startups with a current portfolio of more than 70 companies.

Working with us
Dealflow, quality business advice and stakeholder partnerships are key to continued success in Accelerace. As “business accelerator” it is your responsibility to find and engage the best projects and startup companies together with the team, and provide them with highly professional advice to solve their key challenges and make them reach the next level of development.

We will expand our team with two new employees who should largely match the following profiles.

Senior medtech builder:
You have senior level experience from working at least 10 years in the digital health and/or medtech industry and you know the entire value chain in the medtech/digital health branch from experience. Preferably you have very strong skills within one or more of the following areas:

  • Clinical network and knowledge in clinical development/testing and regulatory
  • Business development and/or sales & marketing positions within healthcare
  • Insight into procurement and decision processes in hospitals and healthcare systems, nationally and internationally
  • Innovation in larger medtech corporations
  • Strong knowledge and insight into larger markets for digital health and medical technologies, for example Germany, UK, France or the US.

Young and motivated entrepreneurial talent:
You have a scientific education topped with business training or vice versa and have practical experience from your first employments in the life science or healthcare tech industry. In addition, you have skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Practical business development experience within life sciences or healthcare technology
  • Engagement in the startup scene and strong connections in innovation organisations
  • Experience with – and connections within the industrial biotech area
  • Knowledge within entrepreneurship theory and practice
  • A strong ability to convey knowledge through training and teaching
  • For both positions, we are looking for people with a passion for entrepreneurship, a big drive, self-motivation and above all a desire to make a positive difference.

Interested?
Apply here.

For inquiries, please contact Peter Birk, partner at Accelerace (peb@accelerace.io).
Read more about Accelerace on www.accelerace.io.

Accelerace is one of the world’s Top 10 seed accelerators. Accelerace employs close to 40 people in total and works with startups in most fields of technology. Accelerace has invested more than 350M DKK in promising startups and we currently partner with a number of large corporates including the Novo Nordisk Foundation, Arla, COOP, Bang & Olufsen and many others.

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