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Startup Coach / Startup Consultant (m/f/d)

Available from May 1, 2023

For almost two decades, HAMBURG INNOVATION GMBH (HI) has stood for successful knowledge and technology transfer in the Hamburg metropolitan region. The company operates at the interface between universities, research institutions, companies and the public sector with the aim of profitably networking entrepreneurial and scientific potential and creating sustainable value for science, politics, business and society.

To strengthen our project team "beyourpilot" we are looking for the following person as soon as possible

Startup Coach / Startup Consultant (m/f/d)

Part-time (50%) for the implementation of the tasks at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg)

About beyourpilot: Hamburg's largest universities and DESY have joined forces to provide even better and more effective support for scientists setting up their own businesses through the beyourpilot platform. Those interested in setting up a company in the university sector will find a central access point to the startup support units of all participating institutions.

These are your tasks:

Provide strategic and financial support to interested parties and founders in the startup process at HAW Hamburg. This includes

  • Advising and coaching knowledge-based startups in the early growth phase

  • Linking and integration into the measures and processes of the Startup Service in the Centre for Career Planning (ZfK) at HAW Hamburg for the support of startups.

  • Development of business models including business and financial plans as well as idea sketches

  • Support in the acquisition of project and startup funding

  • Networking in the metropolitan region

  • Conception and implementation of workshops and seminars for the qualification of founders

  • Organisation of regular information events on the services offered by the beyourpilot network

  • Administrative support for spin-off and transfer processes

  • Further development of the consulting process and services

What you bring to the table:

  • A university degree or equivalent.

  • Good knowledge of business model development methods, technology transfer funding programmes and the startup process

  • Work experience in startup consulting or technology transfer or in your own startup company

  • Enthusiasm for entrepreneurial issues and an entrepreneurial mindset in the context of science and research

  • Experience in designing and implementing workshop and networking formats, ideally in the field of entrepreneurship

  • Strong communication skills, a confident and open manner and the ability to work in a team

  • Good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken

What we offer:

  • Collective bargaining agreement (Tarifvertrag der Arbeitsrechtlichen Vereinigung Hamburg e.V., TV-AVH): pay according to collective bargaining agreement, one-off payments (special annual payment and performance-related payment), attractive subsidised pension scheme, capital formation benefits, 30 days' holiday.

  • Flexible and family-friendly working hours (flexitime and mobile working)

  • A supportive team - even during the induction phase

  • Opportunities for professional and personal development and training

  • Modern, ergonomic office environment

  • Team events, discounts on fitness classes and more

Employment is limited until 31.12.2024. If you would like to be part of our innovative team and are interested in a varied and exciting role with a lot of freedom to work independently, please email your application stating your availability and salary requirements to Ms Evdoxia Kobbe ( If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Tatjana Timoschenko, tel. 040 76629-3141.

Ad online until June 16, 2023

Hamburg Innovation GmbH


  • University
  • Other

Professional Fields

  • Administration
  • Consulting
  • Research & Development

Work Experience

  • Experienced

Employment Type

  • Part time
  • Temporary Contract

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