Student Job in CPH | Account Executive at Excelerate

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My name is Kaspar Hansen and I am the CEO and Founder of Excelerate.

I am looking for a student or graduate within the spectrum of business development, sales and marketing, to kickstart our b2b sales (lead generation process)

A few things are valued more than others;

  • An ‘always be learning mindset’.

  • A curious mind

  • Independent work ethics

And of course, PASSION for your field!

But before we continue and I drop our compelling story and purpose, I have to make it very clear that we are looking for someone who speaks danish on a business level with confidence who is not afraid of speaking in front of our clients.

- With that out of the way, let's continue :)

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, blog writing, PR and offline marketing, and we are in total 6 employees.

Our need

We have an urgent need - we are at the point where we are looking to start our sales efforts. I imagine that we, together, will create the strategy for sales. You will then be responsible for executing that strategy. You will write the contact script, rewrite it, test it and test it again until it's perfect. Your main responsibility will be to fill the pipeline with quality leads. Leads created from phone calls, emails, LinkedIn, networking, events etc.

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, who is also a great human being!

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:

  • Mentoring: It is our intention to make you grow as fast as possible.

  • 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).

  • A relaxed and casual working environment

The office language is English. Anyone who shares a passion for startups and sales /business development and believes in the idea is welcome to apply. This position is non-remote, so you must be a Greater Copenhagen resident. Ideally, you would start asap, but I understand if you want a bit of holiday if you just finished your studies.

Our requirements

  • Passion and energy: The mission must resonate with you

  • Likable networker: The modern business developer is a true network

  • Natural positivity and grit: 50 'thank you, but no' does not make you go nuclear

  • Methodical and strategic: You know it's a numbers game - and you play to win!

Looking forward to read your sales pitch - please write it in Danish (yes, this is a trick to see if you read the whole job post) ;)

All the best,

Kaspar Hansen

For more information or questions please contact us at

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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