Co-Founder (Data Operations in Logistics Startup, Pre-Seed) – Beam

We are looking for entrepreneurs who want to start their businesses. Ultimately, your goal is to launch a high-potential startup related to the logistics industry. You will work with us through our EiR program over 3-6 months, where you'll validate business opportunities, be held accountable for timelines, deadlines, and deliverables, and prove you can create a viable business with us in Berlin.

An ideal Founder with Beam has the energy and commitment to launch and grow a high-growth startup and create effective solutions for outdated and cumbersome logistics problems.

Role Overview:
We are seeking a Co-Founder to develop innovative data solutions in the logistics sector. This role involves leveraging AI to structure, enrich, and monetize operational data from complex sortation and material handling systems, challenging OEMs' traditional dominance in data ownership.


  • Develop AI-driven tools to extract, structure, and enhance raw operational data, ensuring it can be monetized effectively.
  • Navigate and disrupt existing data ownership and value-added service models held by OEMs.
  • Build partnerships and business models that offer new, improved insights and services to operators, enhancing operational efficiency and profitability.
  • Collaborate with engineers, data scientists, and industry experts to develop a scalable product.
  • Lead the company through funding rounds, team building, and scaling phases.


We will want to speak with anyone who meets the following criteria:

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: You should have a proven track record of initiating and scaling ventures with high growth potential.
  • Committed to Launching a Startup: You have a burning desire to start and grow a successful business in the logistics and aviation industry.
  • Analytical and Inquisitive: You possess a deep understanding of complex issues, backed by curiosity and initiative.
  • Exceptional Communicator: You can simplify and convey complex information effectively, maintaining a relatable and approachable style.
  • Startup Experience: You have professional experience in technology or logistics, with at least two years in a startup environment.
  • Resilient and Resourceful: You thrive in ambiguity, excel at finding solutions, and persist through challenges.
  • Ethical and Values-Driven: Your decision-making is guided by a strong ethical compass.
  • Experience in AI, data science, or a closely related field, with a strong entrepreneurial track record.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand complex business ecosystems and leverage technology for business innovations.
  • Strong leadership skills can motivate a team and forge robust industry relationships.

Why should you choose Beam?

  • You are located in or are willing to relocate to Berlin, Germany.
  • You choose a pre-validated logistics problem from Beam's initial research to work on; this gives you an advantage starting point.
  • Your startup success can be accelerated with an (unfair) advantage to your business model from the BEUMER Group. Your startup concept must have relevant connectivity to BEUMER Group's advantage to be relevant to Beam's program.
  • You will be advised and coached on growing your business idea - and have access to our network of experts to make you go faster. Our environment provides the resources and acceleration factors to get your idea moving at speed and grow into your early startup.
  • Beam will support you in finding suitable co-validators/co-founders for our program. We want to encourage you to tap into your network and make suggestions.
  • Meet other EiRs and founders as a member of Beam's universe, and use our beautiful offices in Berlin.
  • You will receive a monthly stipend of 2,500 € (gross)--with the opportunity to increase based on the successful completion of performance metrics--to help you concentrate on your validation fully.

Why should you not choose Beam?

  • Beam won't suit active students, as the time commitment is more than a full-time (intense) job - and needs full attention. We'd love to hear from you once you've finished your studies and have the work experience described above.
  • Beam is based in Berlin; we're actively seeking entrepreneurs across the EU and ideally in Germany, so it's unsuitable outside the region.


How to apply?

  • You can apply with your LinkedIn profile (CV optional).
  • Please help us learn more about why we should be interested in you in our application form.

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