Head of Business Development & Startup Founder

Salary Competitive

🔍 Your role

As the Head Business Development & Startup Founder, you will have a critical role in shaping the commercial aspects of your VC-backed biotech startup, with a specific focus on biomanufacturing and its potential impact on planetary health. Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Designing the Business Strategy: Develop a comprehensive business strategy that aligns with the startup's focus on industrial biotechnology and planetary health, identifying key market opportunities and competitive advantages.

  • Scientific alignment: Collaborate closely with the scientific team to align business goals with scientific advancements, ensuring the commercial viability of the startup's offerings.

  • Building Strategic Partnerships: Form strategic alliances with key stakeholders, including prospective customers, suppliers, and industry collaborators, to enhance the startup's reach and impact.

  • Developing a Marketing Strategy: Design and oversee marketing efforts to drive customer acquisition and brand awareness. 

  • Fundraising and Investment: Develop and execute a fundraising strategy, actively seeking investment from venture capital firms, government grants, and strategic investors. Secure the necessary funding to support the startup's growth and development.

  • Securing funding & Refining the Market plan: Work closely with the venture creation studio to secure funding, refine the startup's unique value proposition, attract investors, and execute a successful market-entry strategy.

👉 You

If the following statements resonate with you, then you're well on your way to becoming one of the VCS’ new co-founders:

  • You possess a strong bio-business or biotech background (M.Sc., Ph.D., or PostDoc level in biology, chemical engineering, biotechnology, business administration, entrepreneurship or a related field).

  • You're a driven individual, capable of inspiring and motivating not only yourself but also others to join your mission.

  • Setting high goals comes naturally to you, and you have a track record of consistently achieving and surpassing them.

  • You are legally allowed to work in Denmark (Danish, EU citizen or work permit).

  • You have a burning desire to bring your innovative ideas to life and use your research and/or business capabilities to solve real life problems.

Note! You do not need a startup idea to apply, but if you have one and people tell you it’s crazy, bring it on!

Programme highlights

  • Kick-off weekend (30/09 - 1/10, 2023): Successful applicants will be invited to the Kick-off weekend in Copenhagen (exact location will be disclosed later), where they will find their cofounders, refine their idea and pitch!

  • October (1/10 - 30/10, 2023): Startups work on their business plan and strategy, to strengthen their pitch.

  • November - … :  Pitch selected by our investor committee receives EUR 100.000 and receives support from us for at least 8 months!

Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity! The application deadline is August 25th, 2023. Visit our website to learn more about the program!

For more information or questions please contact us at contact@nordicbioventures.com or phone number 22627767

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Skill development
Skill development

Free friday beers
Free friday beers

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Near public transit
Near public transit

Central office
Central office

Working at
Nordic BioVentures

Nordic BioVentures is a venture creation studio in Copenhagen focusing on planetary health. We work at the intersection of innovation and biology. We consult 100+ life science startups and projects per year through our tailored innovation programs and work for leading universities, venture capital and global deeptech NGOs and foundations.

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