IT graduate / or recent graduate with CTO aspirations for startup with equity in the business

Salary Competitive
Equity To be negotiated

I am looking for an ITU student who graduates this summer or graduated recently, who has the aspiration to become CTO within a few years

The most important trait for me is not experience, but;

  • An ‘always be learning mindset’.

  • A curious mind

  • Independent work ethics

And of course, PASSION for your field!

A few words about Excelerate

1 in 5 academics does not have a job 1 year after graduation and 1 in 6 is working in a job they are overqualified for. That's straight-up just not good enough.

Too many bright graduates are not achieving their dreams, but we are here to make it happen. Therefore, we have built a platform where students can list their thesis topic and companies can find the right student group for the perfect thesis collaboration match.

Excelerate is in the early days of the startup journey. We launched our platform in October 2020 and our blog in February 2021.

We have a great marketing team focusing on social media, PR and offline marketing, and we are in total 5 employees.

Our need

I need someone who is ready to take charge of our technical setup. I will not tell you what tools to use, quite frankly, I do not know what would be the be choice. But I know what we, together, must achieve; To build the god damn best matching algorithm.

That takes time and that it is not a project, but a constant strive towards perfection. You will be at the centre of this, developing, managing and leading.  

You will be involved in all things technical;

Automation Integrations APIs Algorithms

You are not alone

Does this sound overwhelming? Fear not! Like all employees, partners and founders, you will also get a mentor by your side. The mentor is not a co-worker, but an independent specialist within the field, with 10 years of extensive knowledge and he is also a great human being!

ALSO, we have an external company that handles DevOps and classic web development. Whether or not they will remain to do so, is completely up to what we think, together, is the best setup.

I have 10 years of experience in managing, building and leading teams, so you are not alone one that journey either.

Tech stack

I know, I know.. you want to know about our tech stack; but just before we get to that, let me just that we launched October 2020, with a beta platform that can do all the essentials, such as: signup, creation of a thesis, list thesis topics, companies can request a meeting, confirm collaboration and payment. Just to highlight that we are not starting from scratch, but it is a beta platform.

We are using Firebase to handle the data, Vue.js to present that data, GitHub, Digital Ocean, WordPress (for the marketing site) and MailChimp.  

I am tech agnostic, but I am very goal orientated; if you can argue that we need to change one thing or the other, and it aligns with time, money and outcome, then I am all for it.

Our offering

Let’s get down to business. We are not in a position to splash a whole lot of cash, unfortunately. However, what we can offer is:

  • An Equity / Salary balance reflective of your situation, meaning; If you would prefer more equity over salary then we can work with that, and vice versa.

  • Mentoring: We will make you grow as fast as possible.

  • The fast track to CTO – an investment in yourself.

  • Co-working space in Copenhagen, with a lunch buffet and free coffee! We are located near the metro station.

  • Flexible working hours, but working from the office most days would be preferred (in non-corona times).

The office language is English and the knowledge of Danish is not required for the position. Anyone who shares the passion for tech and believes in the idea is welcome to apply. This job is non-remote, so you must be a Greater Copenhagen resident. Ideally, you would start tomorrow, but right after your exams in May is also great :)

For more information or questions please contact us at or phone number 60551673

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Central office
Central office

Your local office is your anchor point, thus, we placed it centrally at your convenience.

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Working at

I Danmark har vi et par kedelige statistiker, 1 ud af 6 akademikere har ikke et job et år efter endt uddannelse, og af dem der har et job, er 1 ud af 5 i et job de er overkvalificeret til. Samtidig har der aldrig været en større jagt efter nye talenter. Men jagten kommer med en pris, oftere rammer virksomhederne simpelthen forkert. Randstad har regnet ud af det i snit koster 500.000 kr at skifte en akademiker ud på en dansk arbejdsplads. Det er rasende dyrt at hyre den forkert medarbejder. Vi er Excelerate og vi har en løsning der kan sænke arbejdsløsheden blandt nyuddannede akademikere, samt spare virksomheder for både tid og penge når de skal hyre nyuddannede akademikere. Løsningen er en platform der matcher universitetsstuderende på deres sidste år af uddannelsen med virksomheder med henblik på speciale samarbejde. De studerende vil bruge platformen fordi vi gratis øger deres eksponering for potentielle speciale samarbejdsvirksomheder. Virksomhederne vil bruge platformen som et lead genererings værktøj til nemt og billigt at tage nye graduates ind. Excelerate opfylder enhver HR / hiring managers drøm : En ikke-comittende smagsprøve på hvordan en kommende medarbejdere er at arbejde sammen med. Det vil drastisk nedjustere antallet af bad hires, hvilket spare virksomheden for en masse penge, og vil hjælpe gevaldigt på churn raten.

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