Seedstars Summit - Event Manager

Geneva, Switzerland; Porto, Portugal Full-time

Who we are

Seedstars is a global organization with headquarter in Switzerland and a presence in 60+ emerging markets. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Our initiatives are focused on connecting stakeholders within these ecosystems, building tech companies from scratch and investing in the top entrepreneurs.

About Seedstars Summit

At Seedstars Summit, we reunite the top players interested to connect, build and invest in emerging markets. It is one of the biggest Innovation Forum for emerging markets that takes place across all continents. Connect the dots offline! More details about the event you can find here:

About the job

The Event Associate is a key position to continue building the Seedstars Summit as THE entrepreneurship and innovation event for emerging markets. You will be working closely both with the events manager and with the CEO and Regional Managers, with key responsibilities in making this event a success. 
Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the whole logistics of the Seedstars Summit and Regional Summits: venue negotiations, suppliers, partners, transportation, accommodation, flights, and more
  • Work hand-in-hand with events manager and regional managers to define messaging, tone, brand and content of the events
  • Support content creation for the events
  • Business development: you will be responsible for identifying, pursuing and closing strategic partnerships and for developing/growing current partners (including in-kind sponsors)
  • Process mapping and definition, ensuring that we're leveraging best practices and lessons learned
  • You will lead a small team of volunteers/interns in months prior to the event(s).
Your profile
  • Business development/sales experience is a must
  • Experience in managing end-to-end international events and in project management
  • Comfortable working in a startup setting and dealing with a fast paced, changing environment
  • Passionate about emerging markets and impacting people through technology and entrepreneurship
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to details
  • Fluent in English, ideally fluent in French or German/Swiss German
  • Strong belief in getting things done - We are nomads traveling around the world so it is important to have drive, ownership and execution. Working in remote with an international team, you have to be comfortable working alone and capable to prioritize and make things happen

Benefits and perks

  • Exposure to cultures and ecosystems from over 60 countries
  • Build your network in emerging markets of tech entrepreneurs and investors
  • Join a young, passionate, hungry and growing team of entrepreneurs & facilitators
  • Bootstrap salary (open compensation model available based on experience, location, seniority, etc...) and bonus based on performance. It's all up to you!

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.  


"My experience at Seedstars has been an unbelievable eye opener. I have learned an incredible amount on a personal and professional level in a very condensed period of time." - Seedspace global team


"My learning curve has been extremely steep. I'm continuously exposed to new perspectives and cultures: it broadens your mind hugely! If you like challenges, learning, discovery, entrepreneurship, creativity, people and you're not afraid of putting your comfort aside, jump on!" - Seedstars team member Africa

"After my very first event in Sofia, I've realised that I am in the right place at the right time. I have in front of me all the opportunities to develop myself as a professional and as a person. I can't imagine my life without traveling, the Seedstars team & meeting with unbelievable people everyday." - Seedstars team member MENA

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