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What is an Entrepreneur in Residence?
In our EIR program, we look for talented CEOs of a startup. The idea for the startup can come from our corporate acceleration projects, company building cases or in-
house cases that our business analysts select and that we think has lots of potential in Europe.
What is the typical application process?
Send the COO of the Swiss Startup Factory Chris Bargholz your CV.
We screen your application and schedule a call with you.
If this goes well, we include you in our EIR database.
As soon as we have a project that fits your skill set, we will contact you.
What happens after we find a project for you?
You will get all information about the case.
You and other candidates will come in for a meeting, where you will get introduced to the involved parties (corporates, investors, sponsors, etc.)
If you can convince us that you are the right person for the startup, we will organise another meeting to talk about the terms (salary, equity share, milestones, contract).
During the first weeks you will build a business model using the lean canvas and other quick frameworks together with our business analysts and business development team.
With the support of the Swiss Startup Factory, our 360 degree services and the other involved parties you will build a prototype, which you will present to the involved parties.
If you can convince the jury you will continue and found a company, where a certain percentage of shares will be assigned to you.
Afterwards, you will continue to develop the product, build the business, fundraise money and scale the business.
Do you have what it takes to become a EIR?
Minimum two years of work experience.
Business development or startup experience.
Ability to lead an IT team.
Fluent in English; German is a plus.
Entrepreneur mindset with startup DNA.
Open personality with great communication skills.
Ability to work independently.
Resilience to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Ability to sustain a period of time without stable income.
Valid work permit in Switzerland.