Seedstars Academy - Egypt - *Water Scarcity*

Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt Full-time

Who are we?

Seedstars is a global organisation with headquarters in Switzerland and a local presence in 70+ emerging markets. We connect stakeholders within these ecosystems, build companies from scratch with our public and private partners and invest in the top entrepreneurs. Through our different activities of startup scouting, company building and acceleration programs we now have access to 1’500+ entrepreneurs, investors, incubators, corporates and government officials.

Seedstars Academy 

At Seedstars Academy, we provide a 6 months learning-by-doing program for highly motivated and talented fellows from emerging markets and we train them while they are being paid to build together high growth tech companies. The program has been first launched in Nigeria in 2016, and then in Ivory Coast and now it's being launched in Egypt, Morocco and South Africa. 

More about the opening

Seedstars Academy is where achievers become entrepreneurs by working on exciting startups solving big issues in emerging markets. Participants are paid during the whole programme and learn the skills of the future from successful mentors & investors.

Candidates that make it through our screening process are invited to participate in a free, 2 day bootcamp led by Seedstars network mentors & partners. 

This particular opening is for working with us on a venture addressing water scarcity, being a perfect opportunity for those with experience in engineering, water, agriculture, development or other related fields to become a hands-on entrepreneur working in real issues for real people. 

We're looking for ambitious individuals eager to work on the field. The work will consist of developing business models through interactions with subject matter experts and local rural populations as well as setting up technical pilots and elaborating detailed reports that will guide the development of the product.

Once you are done with the program, you can either continue developing the venture you have been working on, join other Seedstars ventures or continue working on other ventures. 

For more information about the program refer to: Seedstars Academy Website

Why apply?

  • Learn by doing

Selective learning program to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs who will learn company-building & growth hacking techniques on a global scale.

  • Get paid to become an entrepreneur

Receive a base compensation to cover your expenses for the duration of the program.

  • Acquire world class know-how

We hand pick top-quality mentors from all over the world with experience in relevant industries so that you get the best out of them. They are directors of accelerators, successful entrepreneurs or investors.

  • Boost your employability

Fellows are expanding their network and leveraging our global community either to launch their own companies later on, continue in the companies they interned at or join another organisation

Official start date: July 2017, To be announced

Your profile

  • Clear entrepreneurial mindset
  • Very strong problem solving skills
  • Understanding different research methodologies (ideally with experience of conducting field research in rural areas)
  • Minimum of 1 year of working experience
  • Attention to details (at the question "Please describe who you are in a tweet" start your answer with the word "kiskil")
  • Strong preference in individuals with experience or knowledge in water, engineering, development or other related fields (bonus if involved in deploying actual engineering solutions in remote locations)
  • Fluency in English is preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

DON'T BELIEVE US, BELIEVE THEM

"It's been a great learning experience being at the Seedstars Academy. What I have learnt in just the first week alone is enough to qualify me for an MBA (and that’s a fact!). Meeting fellow entrepreneurs and learning from them has had a lasting impact on me. There is nothing more uplifting than knowing that hard work and perseverance always pays in the end." Daniel - Seedstars Academy Nigeria

"Building startups in emerging markets requires proven methodology, exceptional skills and a deep understanding of business models. This is what we are learning by doing at Seedstars Academy, Lagos.The mentorship is unparalleled, facilitators always willing to help.The coolest part is that you get to meet almost on a daily basis digital change makers in Nigeria, founders and chief executives of startups, who come to share their startup experiences with us. It a place to be if creating impact through entrepreneurship is your calling." Bassey - Seedstars Academy Nigeria