Online marketeer for co-founding a social media / marketplace startup

Online marketeer for co-founding a social media / marketplace startup

The position

This role is seeking a digital marketing specialist, to team up with an LSE MSc Management graduate, and a group of seasoned investors, in building an online and mobile marketplace that allows users to outsource everyday tasks to people in their community.

On one side, task givers create assignments by providing a description, time, location and budget. On the other side, task takers browse and pursue assignments, by accessing a map of their surroundings, with signs indicating all the opportunities. The platform is to provide its users with a quick way to find someone that will carry out their simple needs, including cleaning their place, assembling furniture, walking their dog, making repairs, moving house.

The focus will be initially on expats, as a group that is financially sound, busy, and not well connected with the local community. You should however see the potential in growing this into a widespread platform with major social benefits for all people.

A bit about Holland Startup

Holland Startup, an Utrecht-based venture builder, was founded in 2014 with the goal to help young entrepreneurs succeed and overcome the pitfalls of venture building. Since then, we have become the specialist in the design, incubation, acceleration and active operational support of digital companies and their founders. Our core philosophy is “Enabling young entrepreneurs to shape our society”. For the next 5 years, we aim to help 50 entrepreneurs build 25 companies, focusing on themes such as a healthier society, an educated world, financial empowerment and logistics. We love business models that are disruptive to stodgy old industries, or that are validated outside of Europe but not yet available in Europe. Since its inception in 2014, Holland Startup has invested in 8 startups and invested over EUR 1 million. We are a diverse, international team of 26, dedicated to find repeatable and scalable business models that can change the world for the better!

The opportunity:

As a co-founder, it will be your primary task to validate and build a startup. Holland Startup builds teams of two co-founders that validate and build startups using a standardized process, allowing us to move from ideation to scaling in 300 days. We offer:
  • A challenging, full-time (>40 hours) position as co-founder of a startup;
  • Full ownership from scratch: shaping and pivoting a high-level idea into an actual proof of concept and ultimately an MVP (minimal viable product);
  • A research grant while building a startup;
  • An extensive network, access to relevant expertise and in-depth guidance;
  • Incorporating a company and getting backed by venture capital (and their support team) at Holland Startup;
  • A warm and vibrant startup community at our headquarters in Utrecht’s city center, where your startup will be based. We place trust and confidence in our co-founders.

What we are looking for:

  • A great teammate: you flourish when you work in a competent and harmonious team. You are a true partner to your co-founder;
  • Conscientious: you work conscientiously and disciplined, and are able to do so in an independent manner;
  • Resilient: you’re resilient, determined and passionate about your work, and you continue to perform effectively when facing time-pressure, adversity, disappointment and opposition;
  • Attentive listening: you ask the right questions and you are an excellent listener, as demonstrated by the capacity to pick up significant information from verbal communications;
  • Adaptable: adapting to changing circumstances, tasks and responsibilities is something that you’re naturally strong at

Requirements

  • A degree in a relevant field, such as (Online) Marketing or Product Design (UX);
  • 1-4 years of Digital Marketing experience;
  • Expertise in SEO, Google AdWords, Social and Display Ads, Content Marketing, Social Media Management, Google Analytics;
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken. Dutch is advantageous;
  • You live in the Netherlands, preferably close to Utrecht and Amsterdam, or are in the position to move on short notice.

Practicalities:

    1. Interested in this position? Send your application, containing your resume and a motivational letter to apply@hollandstartup.com
    2. You will need to attend 2 interviews in person at our office.
    3. We highly encourage entrepreneurial women to apply. We value diversity at our company.

Curious to learn more?

Please contact Robin Toorneman, Startup Scout at Holland Startup via apply@hollandstartup.com or 31 6 819 205 65.

For more information, have a look at www.hollandstartup.com.

We look forward hearing from you!