Entrepreneur in Residence

Team: Factory - Operations
Location: London, United Kingdom

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    👋 Hey, We're Founders Factory

    We're the world’s best partner for founders. 

    Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from L’Oreal, easyJet, Guardian Media Group, Aviva, Holtzbrinck, CSC and M&S. We're also partnered with Wunderman and Vodafone. Combined with our full-time team of 60 specialists we offer founders the best platform to launch or scale their startup.

    Our incubator creates 13 new startups every year. We validate ideas, build founding teams, find first customers and invest directly in each startup.

    Our accelerator invests in 35 startups every year. We invest cash, six months of bespoke support from our team and provide commercial opportunities with our investors.

    We're also Europe's Hottest Startup Accelerator according to the Europas, read more here.

    🤝 The Deal
    We give you all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resource of a large organisation. Our Entrepreneur in Residence is ideally looking to build their next startup and will work on building new business ideas with our Product Concept team. This role is designed to be flexible in order to map the skills of the individual to a particular business. 
    Get paid a competitive salary for 3-6 months to kick start your business
    Future equity stake in the business upon seed investment of £150K 
    Access to support across areas such as investment, strategic partnerships, growth marketing, design and branding, engineering, and talent 
    Free office space with the Factory

    👟Our Culture
    Let’s be honest, Founders Factory is not for everyone. Working with us is very different than other companies. Not just a job – instead, a pursuit that we live and breathe every single day. We are resilient business builders, thrive in uncertainty, and are incredibly passionate. We want to develop a deeper understanding of the conditions that lead to successful innovation and are hoping to show that there’s a better way to build tech startups and take on the issue that most startups fail. We are creating something meaningful and get paid to learn at an incredible pace. Ideally, you have: 

    👥 Incubation Principles
    Momentum over perfection
    Every problem has a solution
    A sense of ownership is required to innovate
    Transparency is needed to avoid mistakes and capture key learnings

    👍 Responsibilities

    • Supporting our incubation projects from concept to MVP, testing hypotheses of market segments, business and experience models to identify and deliver competitive advantage
    • Working with design and engineering teams to create new products across multiple platforms, putting them in the hands of real customers as quickly as possible
    • Designing growth strategies to identify, segment and prioritise target markets, develop value propositions, inform pricing and positioning and define go-to-market
    • Building measurement plans to define objectives, identify KPIs and report learnings. You’ll be in your element interpreting data to uncover insights and inform decisions.
    • Defining, validating, prioritising and delivering the critical features and functionality of the product
    • Understanding how to leverage and integrate the proprietary technology of our partners into the solution by activating distribution partnerships and supercharging growth

    👌Ideal candidate

    • You are an accomplished founder and/or industry expert who has a wide range of experience and industry interests.
    • You have the passion and energy to take a rough idea from concept to product launch, and market traction.
    • Candidates must have practical experience leading businesses, working with customers and building tech products in a fast-paced environment.
    • We’re looking for open-minded, creative leaders who will persistently and passionately seek novel solutions to complex problems.
    • A proven track record of taking ideas and bringing them to life
    • 5+ years in Marketing, Product or Commercial roles within a high-growth startup.
    • Entrepreneurial, with an enthusiasm for early-stage technology businesses.
    • Excellent communication skills to effectively collaborate with CEOs and product teams.
    • Degree in Business, Marketing, Economics, Computer Science or a related discipline
    • A curious and creative mind, eager to understand what makes people tick, as well the ability to reconcile this understanding with commercial imperative
    • A love of building products that users rave about and working across different projects with lots of competing priorities at rapid pace

    🤘 Benefits

    • This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum to become a founder in the future.
    • Autonomy: Freedom to execute, build businesses, not just products.
    • Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before.
    • Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage, standing desks, Yoga, and Stretch O’Clock. 
    • Office Meals: Catered lunches, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar.
    Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 48 hours if you fit the bill.


    📈 Benefits

    We provide all the excitement and freedom of an early stage startup but with the stability and resources of a large organisation. This is your rare chance to contribute across the full business spectrum to become a founder in the future:

    - Growth: Work with and meet exceptional talent. Learn faster than you ever have before. Access our large network of investors and customers.
    - Autonomy: Freedom to execute, build businesses, not just products.
    - Support: marketing, legal, finance, fundraising, growth, business development and recruitment.
    - Health and Wellness: Comprehensive extended health care coverage from Vitality.
    - Office Space: Desk space in fully-serviced office on High Street Ken with table tennis table, scooters and breakout spaces.
    - Office Meals: Catered lunches 2 days a week, unlimited breakfast, healthy snacks, freshly ground coffee and Paul’s Irish Bar.

    Please note: we have an overwhelming number of applications and will do our best to get back to you within 72 hours if you fit the bill.

    Could this be you?

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