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Internship in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Posted

Degree level

Bachelor

Job function

Consulting

Required languages

Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 2 years

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We are on the lookout for a passionate team member who believes innovation can solve global challenges. Be a part of our journey and find the best solutions for issues such as air pollution, inequalities in education and healthcare and access to clean water and sanitation.

You will connect with startup founders all over the world, and help them scale through collaborations with corporates, governments and NGOs. In the innovation programs, you will be responsible for your own project, and be the first point of contact for startups. Ready to help thousands of startups across the globe make an actual impact? Join our innovation team now and kick start your career with Unknown Group.

Do you speak the startup language, and want to work in a dynamic, international environment with responsibility from day 1? This is your opportunity to connect with founders from all over the world and match them with the right corporate clients and investor to make an impact. Through our open innovation projects we support startups in their journey to success, with the aim to accelerate innovative technologies and business models. Speak to founders from South Korea to Nigeria, and match them to opportunities at big brands such as Phillips, L’Oréal, Heineken or Booking.com.

You will work on our open innovation projects for corporate clients, government, and NGO’s and match them to the best startups based on their needs. You will:

  • Work in a project team and get responsibility over your own pool of startups
  • Conduct market research on the specific trends and upcoming technologies in a variety of industries
  • Assess and analyse the match between startups and the client
  • Have conversations with founders from all over the world to determine their fit to an innovation thesis and support them in their growth by connecting them to the right opportunities.
  • Have the opportunity to grow in your responsibilities and manage projects for our corporate clients.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Passion and enthusiasm for innovation and startups; be a true explorer into the unknown
  • Creative skills to think outside of the box for potential startup solutions
  • Strong communication skills in English; both written and verbal
  • A global mindset, comfortable working with colleagues of diverse nationalities, business cultures and backgrounds, based across the world
  • An ability to work under pressure, often to tight deadlines, and to be flexible in approach to achieve this.
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to prioritise tasks according to business needs.
  • A proactive and interested approach to work; be a team player and take initiative to improve yourself and processes and people around you.

AND WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH

An open and informal office culture, with plenty of champagne and cake celebrations, drinks  and activities. Responsibility from day 1 and the possibility to grow within the company. Our HQ is located in Rotterdam, in the most innovative area of Rotterdam, the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship Campus.

We are more than a team. Join our family. Conquer the world.

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Unknown Group is a fast growing innovation agency. We have over 10 years of experience all over the world in the startup and entrepreneurship world. We help leading brands to generate new options for growth, by scouting startups, scaleups and new technologies to establish powerful collaborations that can out compete the market.
Part of Unknown Group are startup competition 'Get in the Ring', venture capital firm 'VenturesOne' and entrepreneurship university 'Global School for Entrepreneurship'.

Venture capital & private equity
Rotterdam
Active in 5 countries
40 employees
50% men - 50% women
Average age is 27 years