WE ARE CAMPUS FOUNDERS

We are Campus Founders, the entrepreneurship and innovation center in the region of Heilbronn-Franken. We support energetic and passionate creators and guide them through their entrepreneurial journey. Through our regional roots, international mindset, and sustainable actions, we inspire, inform, empower and connect. We promote a spirit of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture and create a home for all players in the startup and innovation ecosystem.  

We, therefore, provide an all-encompassing program offering for:  

  • Entrepreneurial talent and students (Academic Lab),  
  • Founders and startup teams (Startup Lab),  
  • Innovation and HR leaders, intrapreneurs and other corporate representatives (Corporate Lab). 

We are a startup ourselves and as such, we strive to build a dream team, great company culture, and organization that we all love to work for. Our core philosophy is people over process and values over rules. Therefore, it is very important for us that we provide context to our team members, are very authentic and transparent, and share the same values.  

We value team spirit, courage, honesty, integrity, excellence, respect, inclusivity, flexibility, and speed. We are customer-centric and willing to try new things. We have the courage to do things differently and provide constant feedback to our colleagues. This way, we believe we will learn faster, provide better programs, and build trust among our team members, students, startups, and corporate partners. 

THE TEAM – WE ROCK THE BOAT

Surround yourself with people that elevate you.
Enough "somebody really needs a try". I am convinced that our future can only be shaped together in the spirit of "coopetition". TIM Startup Lab
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“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ― Henry Ford BJÖRN Communication & Experience
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JOSIP Academic Lab
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OLIVER CEO & Team Coach
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The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
WE ARE CAMPUS FOUNDERS ZITA Team Assistant
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SYLVIA Operations
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Never be afraid of starting something new because live gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already knew.

JOINS OUR TEAM

We support people with energy and good ideas and accompany them on their entrepreneurial journey. We inspire, inform, empower and network. We support startups, but we are also a startup with a vision. This is not just a job. Become part of a team in which you can make a difference with people and experience highs and lows together.

CURRENT JOB OPENINGS

Program Manager Startup Lab (F/M/D)

In our Startup Lab, we accompany startup teams on their journey as entrepreneurs. We focus on supporting founders on their way from startup foundation to successful market entry and fundraising with methods and tools, coaching, mentorship and a unique and creative space to work.  

We accompany teams from initial ideation through the product development phase, prototyping and marketability testing to the building of an operational organization. 

As a Program Manager in our Startup Lab you own one or several programs/formats and will be accountable for the successful planning, overseeing, and delivering all aspects on time and within resource as well as for high customers satisfaction. 

 As a Program Manager, you will  

  • Create and realize a great program vision, and ensure the program gains or maintains momentum
  • Scout, select, and support startup teams in strategy and business model development 
  • Conceptualize and build startup programs and collaborate with PMs of academic and corporate programs 
  • Build, maintain, and extend the knowledge pool regarding topics such as design thinking, lean startup, and other methodologies and host workshops and sessions for program participants 
  • Plan and host seminars and events in the context of starting and growing a company 
  • Maintain, extend, and be the central contact for our networks of mentors, experts, investors, corporate partners, and our pilot clients in the region as well as nationally and internationally 
  • Understand the ecosystem and develop innovative ways of engaging in partnerships 
  • Scout, recruit, educate and mentor assistant coaches 

 We are looking for you, if you have: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree and work experience in a related field 
  • Experience in program management and workshop design 
  • Solution and startup mindset and experience 
  • High organizational awareness and high work standards, with attention to detail 
  • Ability and willingness to explore new topics and develop new skills 
  • Fluent German and English language skills 
  • Ability to make decisions, prioritize, problem-solve and multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • A passion to understand and investigate projects, the cause of problems and propose solutions to fix them 
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently 

 What’s in it for you: 

  • Become part of the early stages of our journey with plenty of room for creativity – you will be encouraged to come up with new ideas and formats and test them 
  • A broad scope of work and responsibilities with a very diverse set of tasks 
  • Be a part of a passionate, energetic team in a fun and exciting environment 
  • A maximum of flexibility in regards of working schedule and mobile work 
  • Professional development and long-term job opportunities 
  • Competitive salary

Junior Program Manager- / Assistant Program Manager Startup Lab (F/M/D)

In our Startup Lab, we accompany startup teams on their journey as entrepreneurs. We focus on supporting founders on their way from startup foundation to successful market entry and fundraising with methods and tools, coaching, mentorship and a unique and creative space to work.  

We accompany teams from initial ideation through the product development phase, prototyping and marketability testing to the building of an operational organization.  

As a Junior Program Manager / Assistant Program Manager in our Startup Lab, you will support planning, executing, and overseeing all aspects of Startup Lab projects and programs in order to successfully meet the objectives on time and within resource, in accordance to the specification agreed with the Program Managers.  

You will assist the activities of one or several Program Managers, giving guidance on priorities, solutions and making informed decisions to keep a project on track and in scope. 

 You will: 

  • Assist the Program Managers to make the program vision a reality, and ensure the project gains or maintains momentum 
  • Assist in the conceptualization and implementation of one or multiple startup programs 
  • Assist the coordination of projects, schedules, track progress and summarize results of the program 
  • Create detailed project plans that identify the sequencing of activities required to successfully complete projects 
  • Plan, organize and support the execution of workshops in fields of Design Thinking, Lean Startup and Agile methodologies  
  • Facilitate communications with participants and startup teams 
  • Gather feedback from startups, corporations or partners and ensure learning is implemented in the next iteration of the program 

We are looking for you, if you have: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree with first work experience in a related field 
  • First experience in project or program management, ideally including workshop design 
  • Solution and startup mindset (and possibly even first experience)  
  • High organizational awareness and high work standards, with attention to detail 
  • Fluent German and English language skills 
  • Ability to make decisions, prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • A passion to understand and investigate projects, the cause of problems and propose solutions to fix them 
  • Ability working well in a team and independently 
  • Ability and willingness to explore new topics and develop new skills 

What’s in it for you: 

  • Become part of the early stages of our journey with plenty of room for creativity – you will be encouraged to come up with new ideas and formats and test them 
  • A broad scope of work and responsibilities with a very diverse set of tasks 
  • Be a part of a passionate, energetic team in a fun and exciting environment 
  • A maximum of flexibility in regards to working schedule and mobile work 
  • Professional development and long-term job opportunities 
  • Competitive salary

Program Manager Academic Lab (F/M/D)

Our Academic Lab is our center for entrepreneurial education. We cooperate with several universities on the Bildungscampus Heilbronn and provide programs, sessions, or workshops for their students. Our goal is to create awareness and inspire students to think and act entrepreneurially. We teach startup methodologies and motivate students to develop their own entrepreneurial ideas. 

 As a Program Manager in our Academic Lab, you will be accountable for planning and overseeing all aspects of one or several projects as well as for customers’ satisfaction in order to deliver your projects on time and within resource. 

 As a Program Manager, you will  

  • Create and realize a great program vision, and ensure the program gains or maintains momentum 
  • Conceptualize and collaborate on the implementation of Academic Education programs 
  • Take over the education and support of students with knowledge, lectures, workshops etc. 
  • Be the central contact to proactively build and maintain the network with all university stakeholders and partners in the region as well as nationally and internationally 
  • Plan labs, seminars and academic events in the context of innovation and founding 
  • Study the ecosystem and develop innovative ways of engaging in partnerships 

 We are looking for you, if you have: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree and work experience in a related field 
  • Experience in lecture and workshop design 
  • Startup experience and mindset 
  • High organizational awareness and high work standards, with attention to detail 
  • Ability and willingness to explore new topics and develop new skills 
  • Fluent German and English language skills 
  • Ability to make decisions, prioritize, problem-solve and multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • A passion to understand and investigate projects, the cause of problems and propose solutions to fix them 
  • Ability working well in a team and independently 

What’s in it for you: 

  • Become part of the early stages of our journey with plenty of room for creativity – you will be encouraged to come up with new ideas and formats and test them 
  • A broad scope of work and responsibilities with a very diverse set of tasks 
  • Be a part of a passionate, energetic team in a fun and exciting environment 
  • A maximum of flexibility in regards of working schedule and mobile work 
  • Professional development and long-term job opportunities 
  • Competitive salary 

Junior Program Manager- / Assistant Program Manager Academic Lab (F/M/D)

Our Academic Lab is our center for entrepreneurial education. We cooperate with several universities on the Bildungscampus Heilbronn and provide programs, sessions, or workshops for their students. Our goal is to create awareness and inspire students to think and act entrepreneurial. We teach startup methodologies and motivate students to develop their own entrepreneurial ideas. 

 As a Junior Program Manager / Assistant Program Manager in our Academic Lab, you will support planning, executing, and overseeing all aspects of Academic Lab projects or programs in order to successfully meet the objectives on time and within resource, in accordance to the specification agreed with the Program Managers.  

You will assist the activities of one or several Program Managers, giving guidance on priorities, solutions and making informed decisions, such as to keep a project on track and in scope. 

 You will: 

  • Assist the Program Manager’s work to make the program vision a reality, and ensure the project gains or maintains momentum 
  • Assist in the conceptualization and implementation of one or multiple entrepreneurship education programs 
  • Assist the coordination of projects, schedules, track progress and summarize results of the program 
  • Create detailed project plans that identify the sequencing of activities required to successfully complete projects  
  • Plan and organize lectures and workshops in fields such as Entrepreneurship, Lean Startup or Startup finance 
  • Facilitate communications with students, lecturers, and all stakeholders at the universities  
  • Gather feedback from students, professors, researchers or partners and ensure learning is implemented in the next iteration of the program 

 We are looking for you, if you have: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree with first work experience in a related field 
  • First experience in lecture and workshop design in a related field 
  • Startup experience and mindset  
  • High organizational awareness and high work standards, with attention to detail 
  • Fluent German and English language skills 
  • Ability to make decisions, prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • A passion to understand and investigate projects, the cause of problems and propose solutions to fix them 
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently 
  • Ability and willingness to explore new topics and develop new skills

What’s in it for you: 

  • Become part of the early stages of our journey with plenty of room for creativity – you will be encouraged to come up with new ideas and formats and test them 
  • A broad scope of work and responsibilities with a very diverse set of tasks 
  • Be a part of a passionate, energetic team in a fun and exciting environment 
  • A maximum of flexibility in regards to working schedule and mobile work 
  • Professional development and long-term job opportunities 
  • Competitive salary

Program Manager Corporate Lab (F/M/D)

In our Corporate Lab, we develop and provide various formats addressing topics around corporate innovation, innovation/digital culture, and entrepreneurial thinking and acting for established companies. Continued success of the “Hidden Champions” and companies rooted in the Heilbronn-Franken region is close to our hearts. Therefore, with our Corporate Innovation programs, we strive to provide formats that allow or corporate partners to develop, retain, and attract talent and promote an entrepreneurial spirit among the employees within an established company. 

As a Program Manager in our Corporate Lab you will be accountable for planning and overseeing all aspects of one or several projects as well as for customers’ satisfaction in order to deliver your projects on time and within resource. 

As a Program Manager, you will  

  • Create and realize a great program vision, and ensure the program gains or maintains momentum 
  • Conceptualize and collaborate on the implementation of corporate innovation programs, such as innovation workshops, design sprints or intrapreneurship programs 
  • Take over the scouting, selection and support of startups and support them engaging with our corporate members and other regional companies 
  • Be the central contact to proactively build and maintain network with mentors, experts, investors, corporates and our pilot clients in the region as well as nationally and internationally 
  • Plan labs, seminars and corporate events in the context of innovation and founding 
  • Study the ecosystem and develop innovative ways of engaging in partnerships 

We are looking for you, if you have: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree and work experience in a related field 
  • Experience in program management and workshop design 
  • Startup experience and mindset 
  • High organizational awareness and high work standards, with attention to detail 
  • Ability and willingness to explore new topics and develop new skills 
  • Fluent German and English language skills 
  • Ability to make decisions, prioritize, problem-solve and multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • A passion to understand and investigate projects, the cause of problems and propose solutions to fix them 
  • Ability working well in a team and independently 

What’s in it for you: 

  • Become part of the early stages of our journey with plenty of room for creativity – you will be encouraged to come up with new ideas and formats and test them 
  • A broad scope of work and responsibilities with a very diverse set of tasks 
  • Be a part of a passionate, energetic team in a fun and exciting environment 
  • A maximum of flexibility in regards of working schedule and mobile work 
  • Professional development and long-term job opportunities 
  • Competitive salary

Junior Program Manager- / Assistant Program Manager Corporate Lab (F/M/D)

In our Corporate Lab, we develop and provide various formats addressing topics around corporate innovation, innovation/digital culture, and entrepreneurial thinking and acting for established companies. The continued success of the “Hidden Champions” and companies rooted in the Heilbronn-Franken region is close to our hearts. Therefore, with our Corporate Innovation programs, we strive to provide formats that allow or corporate partners to develop, retain, and attract talent and promote an entrepreneurial spirit among the employees within an established company. 

As a Junior Program Manager / Assistant Program Manager in our Corporate Lab, you will support planning, executing, and overseeing all aspects of a Corporate Lab project or programs in order to successfully meet the objectives on time and within resource, in accordance to the specification agreed with the Program Managers.  

You will assist the activities of one or several Program Managers, giving guidance on priorities, solutions and making informed decisions, such as to keep a project on track and in scope. 

You will: 

  • Assist the Program Manager’s work to make the program vision a reality, and ensure the project gains or maintains momentum 
  • Assist in the conceptualization and implementation of one or multiple corporate innovation programs, such as innovation workshops, design sprints or intrapreneurship programs 
  • Assist the coordination of projects, schedules, track progress and summarize results of the program 
  • Create detailed project plans that identify the sequencing of activities required to successfully complete projects  
  • Plan and organize sessions and workshops in fields such as Design Thinking, Lean Startup or Agile methodologies 
  • Facilitate communications with participants and all stakeholders of corporate members  
  • Assist the Program Managers’ work to attract more corporate members to participate in our corporate innovation programs  
  • Gather feedback from participants, clients or partners and ensure learning is implemented in the next iteration of the program

We are looking for you, if you have: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree with first work experience in a related field 
  • First experience in project or program management, ideally even in workshop design 
  • Solution and startup mindset (and possibly even first experience)  
  • High organizational awareness and high work standards, with attention to detail 
  • Fluent German and English language skills 
  • Ability to make decisions, prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment 
  • A passion to understand and investigate projects, the cause of problems and propose solutions to fix them 
  • Ability working well in a team and independently 
  • Ability and willingness to explore new topics and develop new skills 

What’s in it for you: 

  • Become part of the early stages of our journey with plenty of room for creativity – you will be encouraged to come up with new ideas and formats and test them 
  • A broad scope of work and responsibilities with a very diverse set of tasks 
  • Be a part of a passionate, energetic team in a fun and exciting environment 
  • A maximum of flexibility in regards of working schedule and mobile work 
  • Professional development and long-term job opportunities 
  • Competitive salary

Event- / Community Manager (F/M/D)

As an Event- / Community Manager, you will be responsible for building relationships and serving our members and partners, e.g. by planning, organizing, managing and coordinating various types of events. You will: 

  • Be the first point of contact for all our visitors in the Co-Creation Space (meeting and hosting) 
  • Be an inspirational connector and the soul of our Community  
  • Manage and run the Campus Founders Co-Creation Space (e.g. on- & offboarding of teams, workspace management, internal space communication, space admin and logistics, food and beverages) 
  • Make even more people fall in love with our mission and get them enthusiastic to participate in our events and programs 
  • Organize events and give presentations about Campus Founders program & workshop formats 
  • Organize and participate in events to build community and boost brand awareness 
  • Respond to requests and customer queries in a timely manner online and offline 
  • Obtain feedback from our community, analyze it, and react to it. 

We are looking for you, if you have: 

  • Work experience as a community manager or in the field of hospitality 
  • Experience launching community initiatives or events 
  • Ability to identify and track relevant community metrics (e.g. repeat attendance at events) 
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently 
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • A customer-centric mindset, communicative personality, and an open approach to people  
  • Fluent German and English language skills 
  • An interest in entrepreneurship, startup and corporate innovation topics 

 What’s in it for you: 

  • Become part of the early stages of our journey with plenty of room for creativity – you will be encouraged to come up with new ideas and formats and test them 
  • A broad scope of work and responsibilities with a very diverse set of tasks 
  • Be a part of a passionate, energetic team in a fun and exciting environment 
  • A maximum of flexibility in regards of working schedule and mobile work 
  • Professional development and long-term job opportunities 
  • Competitive salary

Community Communication Manager (F/M/D)

As a Community Communication Manager, we expect you to be up to date with the latest digital technologies and social media trends. You should have excellent communication skills and be able to express our company’s views creatively. 

Ultimately, you should be able to handle our social media presence ensuring high levels of web traffic and customer engagement. 

You will 

  • Perform research on current benchmark trends and audience preferences 
  • Design and implement a social media strategy to align with business goals 
  • Set specific objectives and report on ROI 
  • Generate, edit, publish and share engaging content daily (e.g. original text, photos, videos, and news) 
  • Monitor SEO and web traffic metrics 
  • Collaborate with our Marketing team to ensure brand consistency 
  • Communicate with followers, respond to queries in a timely manner and monitor customer reviews 
  • Oversee social media accounts’ design  
  • Suggest and implement new features to develop brand awareness, like promotions and competitions 
  • Stay up to date with current technologies and trends in social media, design tools, and applications 

We are looking for you if you have: 

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in marketing or communication field  
  • Work experience as a Community Communication Manager or in a related field 
  • Hands-on experience in content management 
  • Excellent German and English communication skills 
  • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image, and video) 
  • Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics 
  • Knowledge of online marketing channels 
  • Familiarity with web design and video editing 
  • Analytical and multitasking skills 

What’s in it for you: 

  • Become part of the early stages of our journey with plenty of room for creativity – you will be encouraged to come up with new ideas and formats and test them 
  • A broad scope of work and responsibilities with a very diverse set of tasks 
  • Be a part of a passionate, energetic team in a fun and exciting environment 
  • A maximum of flexibility in regards to working schedule and mobile work 
  • Professional development and long-term job opportunities 
  • Competitive salary

YOUR CONTACT

SYLVIA

If you love what you read and believe you are great fit for our team and this job opening, please share your motivations and interests plus provide CV to sylvia@campusfounders.de.

If you have any questions, Sylvia will be happy to answer them.

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