Entrepreneur in Residence (f/m/x) for an IoT Chemical Supply Chain Company

Job description

Location: Berlin (relocation considered)

Next Big Thing is a company builder focused on the machine economy. Backed by €13m 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.


We are looking for:

An experienced and driven Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) to develop business case around optimisation of chemical supply chains with IoT. The perfect candidate will have:

  • a deep knowledge of the chemical supply chains, particularly ATEX-certified solutions and regulations around ATEX directives
  • a network of contacts dealing with different stages along the supply chain, from manufacturing to transporting and storage at customers’ sites
  • a deep insights into how IoT, Machine Learning and DLT can reshape the industry
  • worked on digital transformation projects or startups, particularly around optimisation of chemical supply chains


The Opportunity

NBT is building 10 ventures a year in the Machine Economy and we are looking for early stage founders to shape these ventures. Our 3 month Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) Programme is a chance for talented individuals to develop a business case in partnership with our expert Venture Development team. For every EiR, we offer:

  • No Financial Risk - 3 Months of Industry level Salary to develop a business case based on their expertise, incubated in our offices in central Berlin, with a small pre-founding budget to develop your case
  • Expert Co-Founders - 500 hours of support from our 50 person Venture, Product and Market Development teams, led by a dedicated Venture Developer, who will help you make the best use of the time
  • Funding up to Series A - up to €1m in funding and co-founding services covering Pre-Seed and Seed Funding Rounds to ensure that you can develop the case to its full potential
  • Real Shares - A share in the StammKapital (founding capital) of our venture - not virtualized shares, to ensure your voice is heard throughout the journey


Job requirements

The Role

In What we look for in you

We are looking for an EiR who will be in charge of identifying business cases in pharmaceutical supply chain, developing Business Strategy & Product Development

  • Investigate and validate business opportunities within the space
  • Work collaboratively with NBT’s team on marketing, engineering and growth to validate the cases, develop the product and business
  • Develop strategy for the identified business case and architect the product from the ground up to fit the company’s objectives
  • Serve as a Product Owner to develop the best product aligned with Go-to-Market strategy for the identified business case
  • Make sure the financial goals are met as well as achieving the business Key Results
  • Provide thought leadership in the field of process efficiency (blog, conferences, meetups)


  • Entrepreneurial or startup experience - Familiarity with Lean & Agile methodologies, bootstrapping, MVPs and other startup practices
  • Team Leadership - building, growing, training, mentoring and generally managing small teams
  • Stakeholder Engagement - confident engaging with a variety of stakeholders across industry, finance, or individual users
  • Business Administration - either formal e.g. MBA, or practical experience in managing finance, operations, governance etc.


What to expect working with us:

  • The opportunity to de-risk your startup journey, from the beginning and profit from your investment on the way
  • 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
  • relocation package
  • Free drinks & fruits
  • Hardware of your choice
  • New and well equipped office directly at Zoologischer Garten in Berlin


Work with the best

  • The support of an 50-person strong team focused on developing a pipeline of market transforming ventures
  • Autonomy and the freedom to define and drive the strategic direction of the venture with its founders
  • Work within a flat hierarchy among international team members from 20+ countries
  • The opportunity to work with a fast-growing startup in an exciting market
  • A proactive, dynamic and supportive team environment


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: careers@nbt.ag.