Rockstart, one of Europe's first multi-vertical startup accelerators, was founded in Amsterdam in 2011 with a goal to provide startups with access to the market, capital, knowledge, and community. We are an international team of 40+ professionals dedicated to support and empower startups to become scalable and change their world for the better. Working at Rockstart means that you love to build systems, create opportunities and solve problems.
We have an entrepreneurial mindset, we are open and honest, we strive to get results, we work together and we're committed. What we value most are the startup founders, our big, bold dreams and the people we can pay it forward to.
BIG ENTREPRENEURIAL NETWORK
At Rockstart you will not only be surrounded by our team, but also over 150 other driven and talented startup entrepreneurs at Rockstart Spaces (there are 50+ startups situated here). You’ll have a chance to meet a mix of founders, designers, developers, marketing people and experienced Rockstart mentors. This makes a great opportunity to expand your network in the startup world and get to know all the great new innovations, apps and projects that are being developed here.
At Rockstart we have a great events space that is always being used for different events you can join, usually with drinks and snacks provided. As Rockstart staff you will even get access to some of the closed events that are, for example, part of the Rockstart Accelerator program. These are normally only accessible to the 10 startups that get selected for the program from hundreds of applications every year.
We believe in providing growth opportunities for our community and our people, which is why we offer Knowledge-Sharing Sessions to all our Spaces Residents and our Rockstart Team. These sessions allow leading experts and professionals in various fields and disciplines to come and share their knowledge with us and our community.
On top of this, we also curate two team Alignment Camps—one in summer and one in winter—for the benefit of all Rockstart employees. These camps allow us to strengthen relationships amongst the team, recalibrate the company focus, develop personally and professionally, and generally have a great time together.
We have a free team breakfast every Monday and drinks (with personal stories!) on Fridays. Next to that we often go on outings or just hang out together. We have a delicious lunch served every day, which is even completely free for interns! Our freshly ground coffee beans also make for a pretty decent wake-up-moment in the mornings.
We have a weekly yoga & mindfulness sessions on Thursday morning from 08:00 to 09:00h. And of course the beautiful canals surrounding our building lend themselves perfectly for a mid-afternoon stroll.
There are currently around 40 people in our team. Rockstart integrated Holacracy in 2015 – a new Operational System for organisations. The system has been referred to as a work system for adults. In Holacracy there are no people managers, which means everyone is accountable for their own role. The system provides autonomy to each individual, while at the same time allowing for a clear structure on how we work together. Working in a Holacracy means you have to have an entrepreneurial spirit and that you’re ready to take ownership over your work.
Are you interested in working with startups? The companies that have completed our different Accelerator programs are always looking for great people to help them grow. Sign up to the Rockstart Talent Pool to get introduced to these startups.