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Startup Scou | EMEA

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October 10, 2021
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Job Description

This role is focused on supporting Techstars mentorship-driven accelerator staff and the Global Startup Pipeline team with sourcing companies for programs that have applications open in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The position will undertake operational tasks to source new companies, conduct email outreach, take phone calls with founders, and screen them – reporting to the Director of Global Startup Pipeline.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist accelerator investments team with identifying, sourcing and screening startups globally for Techstars accelerators
  • Work with the greater Techstars team to utilize tools and resources to gather relevant data throughout the company screening process
  • Understand the investment thesis of all programs - from verticals to geographic preferences
  • Explore and source within websites such as Crunchbase AngelList, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Research, attend and scout at pitch competitions and conferences in the various verticals and geographies.
  • Conduct email outreach within GDPR, CAN-SPAM, CASL compliance
  • Use Hubspot, Mixmax, Affinity, Eventbrite, WeBrand, Airtable, Crowdcast to manage the global startup pipeline
  • Bring new pipeline building ideas ideas to the team - and plan out detailed briefs
  • Contact screening calls with founders to vet
  • Attend screening committee events to help decide startups to pick
  • Build awareness for Techstars application on social media
  • Make outbound phone calls to founder leads


  • 15-20 hours a week
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience in fast-paced environments
  • Be a problem solver and effective communicator
  • Appreciation of what makes a good founding team
  • Understanding of common startup terminology and traits: traction, market, etc.
  • Strong interest in the discourse around technology, entrepreneurship, and VC
  • Proficient knowledge of spreadsheets, presentations and project management
  • Good understanding of marketing CRM and lead management
  • Fits the Techstars culture (people-oriented, adaptable, supportive, creative)
  • Based in the European timezone

About Techstars

Techstars is the worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas - entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,300 companies with a combined market cap of more than $29B.

Techstars’ mission is to help entrepreneurs succeed wherever they are in the world and whatever their background is. Regional accelerator programs all around the world are the cornerstone of the strategy. The investment approach is fundamentally driven by the worldwide network of managing directors, who interact with startup founders daily, guiding, mentoring and cultivating them along the journey. The scale of this reach results in a diversified strategy that provides investors with a uniquely qualified deal flow.

We help Techstars founders connect with other entrepreneurs, experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, and corporations to grow their companies.

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