Please only apply for this program with a valid working permit in Germany and a business idea you want to incorporate. For further information please check out our EiR programm: https://www.eir-program.nextbigthing.ag/
Next Big Thing AG (NBT) is a company builder focused on the machine economy. Backed by €33m of investment, we are building a series of fast growth ventures that will transform the way the world works for decades to come. Our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, designers, startup entrepreneurs and industry specialists support founders with deep expertise and clear vision to build their next big thing.
The Entrepreneur in Residence Programme
Our 3 month Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) Program is a chance for talented individuals to develop a specific business case with the support of our expert Venture Development team. At the end of the Program, we are offering to found and invest in your business and co-develop it with NBT.
The milestones of the Program are:
For every EiR, we offer:
We are looking for startups and solutions in the following focus areas:
#1: Accelerating the Sensor Revolution
Sensors are transforming the way we do business. They provide accurate, real-time information for a complete view of an organization’s operating environment. Real-time analytics identify trends and deliver insights to drive improvements and reduce disruptions. As a result, businesses leverage sensor data to become more agile and informed.
#2: Developing Cross-Industry IoT Solutions
Businesses are relying on IoT devices to deliver data-driven insights as part of their strategy to elevate profitability, generate efficiencies, and gain a competitive edge. Although IoT has gained significant traction within the manufacturing sector, the uptake of smart devices has shifted beyond industrial implementations to include healthcare, agriculture, retail, and transportation.
#3: Leveraging AI, ML, and IoT for Sustainability
Businesses use advanced technologies to optimize systems and generate breakthrough discoveries to enable a circular economy that helps tackle the SDGs. IoT and AI enable organizations to meet the changing needs of a dynamic world to meet innovation demands, all whilst aiming for the highest returns with the lowest environmental impact.
#4: Next-Gen IoT for the Pharma Industry
General industry observations indicate that pharma supply chains are becoming more fragmented as the world becomes increasingly complex. As a solution, integrating IoT into the supply chain will enable greater transparency, improve production efficiency, data security, product quality, and ultimately boost profitability for pharmaceutical companies that invest in robust supply chain technologies.
#5: IoT for Smart Waste Management
IoT solutions continue to prove that big data can solve big problems. IoT-powered smart waste management solutions focus on improving the total efficiency of waste collection and recycling for businesses and cities alike. Smart waste management systems enable businesses to lower their environmental footprint, cut costs, and increase operational efficiency.
We are looking for experienced and driven Co-founders who will bring:
Industry knowledge - deep insights and experience in the industry
Technology awareness - an interest in digital transformation and its applications in industrial operations
Leadership - building, growing, training, mentoring a future team
Growth mindset - you love learning and you are someone who seeks for a challenge
Collaboration skills - ability to collaborate effectively with a talented team
Language - the ability to write and communicate in English. German is a big plus considering the market but it’s not mandatory
Stakeholder Engagement - confident engaging with a variety of stakeholders across industry, finance, or individual users
We are seeking talents to explore the opportunity space with us within the scope of:
What to expect working with us:
Autonomy and the freedom to define and drive the strategic direction of the venture
A supportive, entrepreneurial environment, with a culture of supporting founders in the good and hard times
Family friendly environment with an inclusive company culture
Free drinks & fruits
Hardware of your choice
New and well equipped office directly at Zoologischer Garten in Berlin
We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, physical abilities, age, sexual orientation and identity.
We look forward to receiving your application.
In case of questions feel free to send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.