Looking for a Startup Accelerator Manager (f/m/d)



>SMART> GREEN, is a start-up accelerator operating throughout Germany and part of Grünhof GmbH, based in Freiburg. We are committed to making a significant contribution to the success of relevant green tech innovations.

With a focus on business model development, financing and market cooperation, we consistently align our services with the needs of the most effective green tech startups.

In a very dynamic and implementation-oriented team, we have the ambition to enable a livable future through sustainable business within planetary boundaries together with founders.



We distribute our tasks agilely according to priorities, time resources and personal preferences. We do not have rigid structures and hierarchies. Our core tasks/formats include:

  • ACCELERATE: Business model and financing consulting for the early phase of a business
  • PRE-SEED: Advice on financing strategy and implementation of "Start-up BW Pre-Seed"
  • GROW: Startup/corporate collaboration matching
  • Acquisition of startups and partners for our formats
  • Design of new innovative funding formats
  • Expansion of our startup ecosystem
  • Strategic development of the Accelerator
  • Marketing on our channels


Who are we looking for specifically?

We are looking for a person with professional experience in the relevant environment. Understanding of business contexts is a must. You quickly recognize where a startup stands. Experience in your own startup or as a corporate or startup consultant (e.g. at research institutions or universities) is of course a plus. We are looking for a winning personality who is keen on green tech startups. It would also be nice if you already have some knowledge of the scene. A significant part of our work also consists of project management. You should be up for that.

For the position as Startup Accelerator Manager it is especially important to us that you can strengthen our impact through real teamwork. We are humorous, open and direct. We think entrepreneurially, work agilely and continuously prioritize our tasks. We are united by our desire for new things: trends, people, tech, tools, etc.

As we are mainly active in the DACH region, fluency in German is a basic requirement.

For us, taking sustainability responsibility means working for the transformation to an economy within planetary boundaries and for equality. Therefore, we are particularly happy to receive applications from individuals who can bring their life experience of diversity in terms of nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation and identity to our context and strengthen our impact.



>SMART> GREEN is part of Grünhof GmbH, South Baden's largest provider of coworking spaces, startup support programs and innovation consulting (www.gruenhof.org). Grünhof is a young value-driven company. We are constantly developing. For us, meaning is more important than money, doing more important than talking and opportunity more important than security!

We have a great desire to go on a great journey with you and everything you bring with you:

  • Start date: immediately
  • Scope: 60 - 100 %
  • Application deadline: September 10th 2022


Next steps:

Send us your CV, a letter of motivation or a video (casual mobile phone video) and your salary requirements to konrad.pfitzer@gruenhof.org. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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