Startup Program and Partnership Manager

Venturelab in Zurich area




IT / Internet
Business development, Full time

Offering Equity


“World-class Startups. Swiss made.” Together with founders, academic and industry partners, Venturelab designs and operates national and international programs to support startups. We help Swiss entrepreneurs in building their startups, getting funded and accelerating their global business development. In order to successfully perform our tasks in this innovative environment, we not only need excellent startups, but also a convincing team in the background. We are looking for a versatile, entrepreneurial Program and Partnership Manager, 100% in Zurich (Switzerland).

You will be responsible for the successful program operations, including the independent execution of events, from planning to implementation, coordination on-site and controlling. Be it an event at startup space, a workshop with our corporate partners, the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award with 700 guests, or international roadshows – you will be the creative and organizational driver behind the scenes. Furthermore, you will support the Managing Directors in sales activities and partner management.

  • You have already independently and successfully implemented complex parts of events in an agency, for a host or an event service provider (catering, location, event technology, etc.).
  • You have completed an apprenticeship or university and have undergone further professional training related to event and partner management.
  • You have successful sales experience and the passion to work with partners
  • You are a talented organizer, determined, dynamic and highly motivated personality to work in a team as well as independently.
  • You are tech savy and have in-depth knowledge of Powerpoint and Excel.
  • You are creative, have ideas, are motivated to bring our events and programs to the next level.
  • You have a convincing and cultivated appearance and are business fluent in German and English, spoken and written.
  • You are willing to work irregular hours.
  • You have a track record of delivering effective service in a fast-paced organisation with a no task is too big or too small mentality, ready to go the extra mile.

    You will bring entrepreneurial passion and energy to Venturelab. Venturelab means exciting challenges, interesting perspectives and development opportunities in a future-oriented and therefore always active company. You will partner with a young team forthering a highly productive and engaging environment.

    Please apply below with a pertinent CV and cover letter. Mention why you want to work for Venturelab, what attracts you to the startup ecosystem and who are the three most promising Swiss startups.

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