Co-Founder (Harbor Technician Shortage, Pre-seed Startup) – Beam

We want to solve the shortage of qualified technicians for manufacturing companies worldwide. Are you our CxO for this journey?. We offer a startup validation program over 3-6 months, where you'll validate the business opportunity that we have identified through hundreds of interviews with industry specialists.

If you see yourself with the  energy and commitment to launch and grow a high-growth startup with us and create effective solutions for outdated and cumbersome logistics problems this is something for you!.

Opportunity Overview:

You will be involved in validating your startup idea at Beam, a platform that connects idle shipboard technicians with manufacturing companies for freelance job opportunities. 

This is a unique opportunity to build a business from the ground up, as a startup, poised to revolutionize the manufacturing industry by tackling the critical shortage of service technicians. You will mobilise and create an ecosystem aroundidle technicians on ships docked in harbors worldwide. Leveraging the global expertise, you will seek to offer a comprehensive range of mechanical and electrical engineering services tailored to the needs of manufacturing companies. Traditionally, manufacturing companies struggle to find qualified technicians due to scarcity and high demand. Meanwhile, countless technicians aboard ships in harbors remain underutilized during their downtime. Your startupwill serve as the conduit, connecting these two disparate groups for mutual benefit.

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

  • Industry Knowledge: Experience in the manufacturing or maritime sectors is highly advantageous, with a strong understanding of the operational and logistical challenges involved.
  • 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.
  • Innovative Problem-Solving: Ability to think outside the box and develop creative solutions that disrupt traditional markets.
  • Strong Network: Established connections within technology, manufacturing, and maritime industries.
  • Leadership Qualities: Excellent communication skills, the ability to lead a team, and drive projects forward in uncertain environments.
  • Commitment: Ready to commit full-time to co-found and grow your business. Must be prepared to dive deep into market research, product development, and customer acquisition.

Why should you choose Beam?

  • You are located in or are willing to commute regularly to Berlin, Germany.
  • 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.
  • Meet other EiRs and founders as a member of Beam's universe, and use our beautiful offices in Berlin.

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 not suitable outside of 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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