(Pre-Seed) Scouting Associate (f/m/x)

Job description

Imagine being part of the next tech revolution. As a member of the team, you will make a significant contribution to the development of new companies with technologies on the cutting edge. We are visionaries, we are entrepreneurs, we are specialists from a wide range of fields. With our teams of engineers, designers, startup entrepreneurs, and industry specialists who have deep expertise and a clear vision, we are building a portfolio of fast-growing companies that will change the way the world works in the decades to come.

Join our great team at Next Big Thing AG.

You will help develop and run our (pre-seed) scouting activities as Scouting Associate (f/m/x). With a lot of freedom and responsibility, you will find, evaluate and attract the best entrepreneurial talent and spot and qualify high-potential venture ideas for our incubation program. You will be supported by the rest of the program team and work in close alignment with the Incubation Lead.


  • You take on ownership to build, manage, and develop the (pre-seed) scouting activities for our incubation program (NBT Visionaries).

  • You coordinate and steer our founder pipeline and screening activities in close collaboration with the incubation program team, HR, PR & Marketing, Partner Management, and other stakeholders.

  • You actively source and evaluate high-potential founders and pre-seed start-ups and help us attract the best entrepreneurial talent to our incubation program.

  • You support our deal flow through industry research, targeted market analysis, and venture deep dives.

  • You manage and build up our own pool of pre-qualified ideas.

  • You consult with NBT stakeholders and our industry partners to make informed decisions on upcoming investment opportunities.

  • You regularly meet with stellar entrepreneurs at networking events, meetups, hackathons, and pitch events.

Job requirements

  • You have an analytical mindset and are comfortable researching, structuring, and analyzing complex ideas and subjects.

  • You have gained first work experience through internships or full-time employment in candidate/deal flow management & sourcing and coordinating marketing and HR activities.

  • You have knowledge of methods, models, and tools (e.g., assessing market size, business model viability, customer demand), that enable you to understand and evaluate digital business models, market developments, and technical products.

  • You have a confident personality, a collaborative approach, and excellent communication skills that allow you to interact professionally with founders, NBT stakeholders, and partners at all hierarchical levels.

  • You are independent and proactive, you can figure things out and get them done.

  • You will work with many English speaking people. Therefore, we require fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of German is a plus.

What you can expect with us.

  • With us, you will continue to develop, and together with your team you will find and evolve an exciting environment that will inspire you every day and give you insights into many topics and areas.

  • You will have the opportunity to build your own start-up ideas with us in the future.

  • We enjoy our work, yet we have an eye on the work life balance and offer not only flexible working hours but also remote working models for Germany and abroad.

  • You get 28 vacation days with us, plus 1/2 day on your birthday and Christmas and New Year are also company holidays.

  • We have a great benefits program, in addition to the Urban sports membership we offer you, you are also free to choose a variety of other options from a wide range of providers.

We are looking forward to meeting you and are eagerly awaiting your application.

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.