Founder / Entrepreneur - Machine Learning (f/m/x)

Job description

Are you an entrepreneur that has a technical background in machine learning? Then start a company with us and become your own CEO!

Who we are:

Founded in 2016 in Berlin, Next Big Thing AG (NBT) is a venture studio for the Machine Economy that co-founds deep-tech ventures with aspiring founders and corporates to deliver real-world impact. With a diverse portfolio of IoT, AI, and DLT projects, NBT provides long-term support for B2B companies including the full scope of development toolkits, innovation strategies, mentorship to entrepreneurs and startups, engineering know-how, and smart financing.


As Co-Founder and Managing Director (m/f/x) in the field of Machine Learning, IoT, or Blockchain, you will gain access to capital and be supported by a team of 50+ developers, engineers, marketers, product managers, investment managers, and strategists to help you succeed until you have set up a team of your own. As part of your responsibilities alongside the support of NBT, you will:

  • Develop a product and business strategy

  • Manage and be responsible for budgets and finances

  • Build your own team

  • Guide the development of the product

  • Work closely with NBT’s C-level management team

If you answer ‘yes’ to most of the below questions, please get in touch with us asap:

  • Do you have a business idea using mashine learning with a strong focus on B2B?

  • Are you an entrepreneur/founder and can you back this up with a previous track record?

  • Do you have 5+ years of professional experience?

  • Are you fluent in English?

Job requirements

Why you should choose NBT as your co-founder on this journey:

  • We completely de-risk the founding journey for you. You receive an industry-level salary right from the start of the EiR program and incur no financial risk of your own.

  • You have access to our 50+ team consisting of engineers, marketers, financial experts, venture developers, and more.

  • You will have open access to our amazing office buzzing with energy where you can meet our staff and other founders.

  • We are the top venture studio in the Machine Economy and have leading specialists in the development of IoT, ML, and DLT startups.

  • You get to benefit from access to our partner network which highly increases your startup’s time to market and boosts your chances of success.

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.

Further information about NBT’s Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) Program:

Further information about NBT - a deeptech venture studio

For those still eager to know more, take a look at the following articles:

What Does it Take to Become a Future Founder?

Everything you Need to Know About NBT’s Entrepreneur in Residence Program

The EiR Program in Retrospect

Lessons From an EiR and VD

The EiR Program: A Venture Development Retrospective Lessons Learned From Our First EiR Cohort

If your application is successful, your future company could look something like one of the other ventures to originate from our EiR program:

Skytale -

Makula -