Seedstars Ivory Coast - Business Lead

Abidjan, Lagunes Region, Côte d'Ivoire 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 the Venture Builder

One of the key ways of achieving our mission is building our own companies in emerging markets through the venture building component. We have done that for a few years in Europe, and since 2015 we decided to focus mainly on emerging markets. The role of the Venture Builder in Ivory Coast is to be a factory of startups, and launch, test and grow new tech companies each year. 

About the job

This job is very exciting for someone who is passionate about tech startups and developing and growing a business from scratch. Your main role will be to help our companies setup their business processes

Key Responsibilities

(A) Sales and business development 

- Close partnerships with key local partners for different ventures

- Develop and put in place different revenue sources

(B) Venture Set Up (together with Country Holding MD)

- Set up lean operation and digital presence for different ventures

- Test & iterate: validate interest for different product, generate traction (B2C & B2B)

Manage product development

- Manage Operations for different ventures 

Your profile

  • You are a strong believer in our mission
  • You are passionate about entrepreneurship and tech startups
  • Previous relevant experience with the job is recquired
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to details (at the question "please describe who you are in a tweet" start your answer with the word "kiskil")
  • Strong belief in getting things done

Benefits and perks

  • Get world class education (while being paid for it!) from European and local entrepreneurs
  • Build your network in emerging markets of tech entrepreneurs and investors
  • Join a young, passionate, hungry and growing team of entrepreneurs
  • Bootstrap salary (open compensation model available based on experience, location, seniority, etc...), bonus based on performance and shares package available. 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. 

Don't believe us, believe them:

"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 yourcomfort 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 withunbelievable people everyday." - Seedstars team member MENA

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