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Junior Startup Support Associate

On-site, Hybrid
  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Full-time

Job description

About the role

As the Junior Startup Support Associate, you will have the opportunity to be part of a meaningful network of experts, startups, mentors, investors and corporates and learn first-hand what it takes to scout the next unicorn startup. You will become part of our extremely talented international team and work in close collaboration with the Startup Support Lead and the Content Coordinator. Learning key skills needed to design startup support journeys and events for our ecosystem, while maintaining Rockstart’s high quality of execution and level of satisfaction scores. This is a great opportunity to be a part of our mission to invest in and empower founders to drive positive change on a global scale.

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Your main responsibilities are:


  • Collaborate with the Startup Support Lead and Content Coordinator in offering tailored and impactful startup support: being ingrained in the entire process of planning (incl. budgeting), executing and evaluating the value of Rockstart's support;

  • Engage with startups and understand their needs and plan and leverage our network of trainers, mentors, investors and other ecosystem members for the purpose of supporting the startups' development accordingly;

  • Create evaluation reports ensuring that we can always improve our support towards each stakeholder;

  • Plan selection events and prepare briefing materials, presentations, and meetings for all the people involved in the selection process of the startups, including in-person events when relevant;

  • Team up with our marketing department, to coordinate marketing support to our newly onboarded startups;

  • Work closely with the other members of the startup support team, to ensure perfect execution of impactful projects and events.

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Job requirements

About you

What makes you the perfect candidate?

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You have a natural curiosity to learn more about the complexities of the startups, the startup ecosystems, and a desire to create value. You get a buzz of executing a well organized project or event, ensuring all startups are not only enjoying themselves but gaining knowledge to enable them to apply learnings directly to their day-to-day, making their vision a success.

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This role will require social and networking skills, testing your ability to understand the client's needs. You are a team player, always have a solution-driven attitude, and can work calmly and well under pressure.

You have pride in the quality of your work, and are detail-oriented, always trying to make a lasting impact.

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Must have requirements:

  • A degree in business administration, innovation, project management, business design, or any related field;

  • You have knowledge and a deep interest in startup development methodology;

  • You are a natural planner and have 1-2 years of experience in operations, and program execution, in either a startup, corporate, or incubator/accelerator program;

  • You are a strong communicator who gains energy from networking and meeting people;

  • You have a proactive, entrepreneurial, results-oriented attitude with an ability to work effectively in a fast-paced organization;

  • You are fluent in English;

  • Experience in a customer facing position would be a bonus.

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Start: August 2024

Availability: 40 hours per week.

Duration: 7-month initial contract, with the intention to renew long-term for the right candidate.

Remuneration includes:

  • Salary based on experience

  • An impactful role with growth potential for yourself and your team

  • A great working environment with flexible hours, remote-first, international colleagues,

  • Colleagues and desks in our Amsterdam or Copenhagen

  • A budget for growth and personal development

  • Remote work allowance

  • Secondment opportunities in Amsterdam or Copenhagen

  • Clear path for career growth in our team

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands / Copenhagen, Denmark

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A bit about Rockstart

Rockstart is an early-stage investor that empowers purpose-driven founders across three domains: Energy, AgriFood, and Emerging Technologies. Rockstart invests in early-stage startups and provides access to capital, market, and expertise by connecting founders with co-investors, mentors, partners, corporates and the wider Rockstart network.

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Rockstart has invested in more than 300 startups and its alumni value to date is more than $1bn. Rockstart is an international team of 45+ professionals dedicated to empowering purpose-driven founders to become scalable and drive positive change on a global scale.

Rockstart has notable exits such as Wercker, Bouw7, iClinic, 3D Hubs, Brincr, and Dan.com

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The company has offices in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Copenhagen, Denmark and Bogota, Colombia.



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