Entrepreneur First is the world's leading company builder.
We invest in the world’s most ambitious technologists to help them build world-class deep tech startups from scratch. Since 2011, we’ve created over 150+ startups worth over $1.5 billion including Tractable, OpenCosmos, CloudNC and Cleo. Our major exits to date include Magic Pony, which was acquired by Twitter for a $150m. EF is backed by Reid Hoffman (founder of LinkedIn) and Greylock Partners, Mosaic Ventures, Founders Fund, Lakestar and some of the world's best entrepreneurs.
It once seemed impossible to build companies from scratch. Over the past 5 years, we've built a robust, scalable way to do this. Our method creates some of the most valuable startups produced in Europe and Asia. EF has a unique opportunity to develop the secret to building billion dollar companies from scratch. No other organisation has access to this.
> Sourcing: You'll be looking for the top technical talent here in France that could be a great fit for our programme and you will encourage the smartest and highest potential candidates to apply. This is often carried out through cold-emailing and digital marketing/ social media. This is a unique challenge: no other organisation has found a way of assessing individuals’ raw potential to be founders.
> Community and partnerships with key stakeholders: At the heart of EF’s long term defensibility is our ability to attract the best talent. Building long term relationships with key talent feeder organisations (e.g., schools, universities, research centres, student associations) through talks, events or networking is key.
> Events management: EF runs a lot of events with EF speakers and external deep tech stakeholders, and you’ll be responsible for everything from invitations to ensuring the evening runs smoothly. This will include liaising with speakers and venues, and taking responsibility for marketing. You'll get the opportunity to sit in on these events, find out what great founders look like, and meet the next generation of founders.
> Operations and Admin: You will support the EF team in handling the day-to-day operations of the programme, through the moment people are first contacted until they have an investable startup.
You’ll also get to:
> Surround yourself with the world’s smartest and most ambitious individuals and have the opportunity to help develop an institution that can change the way the most ambitious people think about their careers
> Supercharge your learning - you’ll have a very steep learning curve and work alongside a talented, ambitious, and committed team.
> Embed yourself within the EF network - we work with the best founders and investors in the region.
- Have a strong academic record
- Have already interned at a top tier company or startup
- Be perfectly fluent in English
You should excel with process and people, be strategic but enjoy getting your hands dirty and want a fast paced role.
- Be an expert problem solver who thinks on their feet
- Have high EQ and enjoy working with people
- Have a strong growth mindset
- Have outstanding organisational skills
- Be a strong communicator
- Be very comfortable with managing competing priorities
You’ll be paid 1,500 euros per month.
Location: You will be based in EF's offices at Station F, 5 Parvis Alan Turing, 75013 Paris
Start Date: February 2019