Co-Founder in Residence

Kollwitzstraße 64, 10435 Berlin, Germany | Entrepreneurs in Residence | Contract | COVID-19 remote

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Company Description

Headquartered in Berlin, we are committed to becoming the most indispensable – and yet humble – partner for any entrepreneur who believes s/he can build a next-generation logistics unicorn. 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. We support great entrepreneurs to become successful and want to launch three startups per year. To become a co-founder of a startup at Beam, we invite you to join us as an entrepreneur in residence (EiR).

We would love to have you on board if:

  • You are entrepreneurial and can back it up with a track record of successful endeavours.

  • 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.

As an EiR at Beam, you will tackle a pre-validated business opportunity (or bring your own), create momentum in validating a solution vision, and ultimately pitch your solution to get pre-seed funding and your startup off the ground. 

How will we work together?

  • Conscientiously: You will select a problem to work on from our hand-picked selection of pre-validated industry problems – or bring your own problem to the table.

  • Autonomously: We will put you in the driver’s seat of a validation journey to demonstrate the specifics of the problem you chose to work on – and what a software solution for that specific problem could look like.

  • Honestly: We will be your concierge and your devil’s advocate during a bumpy ride that will stress-test your entrepreneurial mindset as you make your way from market research to pitch deck.

  • Supportively: You will have our support along the way, facilitating access to industry stakeholders and experts, and offering you the freedom you need to develop your business model and business plan.

  • Steadily: We are not looking for easy money or smokescreen exit attempts. We want to help you build something huge over the course of many years.

  • Remotely if needed, but ideally you will be able to take advantage of round-the-clock access to our awesome office in the heart of Berlin, equipped with meeting rooms and the technical equipment that suits you best.

During your validation, you will receive a monthly stipend of €2,500 (gross). If your startup idea gets pitched and funded, that number will be adjusted. Upwards.

How to apply?

Please apply with your LinkedIn profile. 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.