Entrepreneur in Residence (m/f/x)

Berlin, Germany | Entrepreneurs in Residence | Contract | COVID-19 remote

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Company Description

 

Beam aims to become the world's most successful logistics company builder. Globally, at over € 8 trillion, the logistics industry is enormous. Startups are only beginning to scratch the surface of the transformation made possible by applying software to business problems. 

We have the backing of the BEUMER Group on our side! The BEUMER Group is a €1bn revenue, German, family-owned logistics company with a global footprint in intralogistics. 

Headquartered in Berlin, we are committed to becoming the most indispensable – and yet humble – partner for any entrepreneur who believes they can build a next-generation logistics unicorn.

We are looking for entrepreneurs to validate business opportunities, compete with peers, be held accountable for timelines, deadlines, and deliverables. Your goal is to create momentum in your validation and ultimately launch a high-potential startup. We expect you to take full advantage of our office space, hold meetings, and attract experts, customers, and partners alike. An ideal person for this position is eager to create new and effective solutions for outdated and cumbersome logistics problems.

 

Job description

  • You work intensively to validate a problem of your choice and then find a possible solution to that problem.
  • You will conduct interviews with industry stakeholders and gain access to experts from the BEUMER Group to gain further insights.
  • You will devote all your time and energy to your validation, receiving ongoing support from our value and a mission-aligned team of professionals when it matters most.
  • You will be in direct contact with the Beam team and can be involved in the processes and potential of the BEUMER Group. Even if our paths part again after your validation, you have achieved tangible results and built up an extensive network.

You think and act with a long-term perspective in mind: Your ultimate goal is to launch a logistics startup with Beam

What speaks in our favor?

  • You can choose the pre-validated logistics problem you want to work on, and we will not pre-define a solution for you!  
  • You have the freedom to develop your business model and business plan. Depending on the scope of the problem, you can take (unfair) advantage of having a direct connection to the BEUMER Group. 
  • You will be advised and coached on business development - and have access to our network of experts.
  • You will receive our extensive support in searching - and finding - suitable co-validators/co-founders. We encourage you to tap into your network and make suggestions too.
  • You have round-the-clock access to our office and meeting rooms.
  • You will receive a monthly stipend of 2,500 € (gross) for the duration of your validation (3-4 months) - so that you can fully concentrate on your validation.

Qualifications

  • You are entrepreneurial and can back it up with a track record of successful endeavors.
  • You've been an active part of a startup ecosystem in the past and have a valuable network in the European technology and/or logistics sectors.
  • You have 6 years of professional experience in technology and/or logistics, of which at least 2 years were in a startup.
  • You are business fluent in English and German. If you don't speak German, please let us know what skills or network you bring to the table to help you succeed in the European tech ecosystem.

How to apply?

  • Apply with your LinkedIn profile (CV optional). 
  • No cover letter needed! Instead, please answer the questions in the application form. For our internal records, please also add your demographics as indicated in the application. 

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