WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR
The team is the strongest asset a business can have, we are looking for founders that are interested in developing a deep-tech venture and build a business model around the sourced technologies/IP.
Chief Executive Officer
You have a keen business mind and are able to translate your vision into actions. You love to lead your team in the right direction. You respect your team members for their individual qualities and make sure each of them is able to use those qualities in their respective roles. You are not afraid to address difficult issues and are also not afraid to ask for help. Taking ownership comes to you naturally and involving others is second nature. You have led small teams before and are confident when facing the challenge of building a company with little budget from the ground up. You love to get things done and don’t dwell on what is not possible.
Chief Business Officer
You are business-minded, and you are able to see the opportunities in your market. You engage with others to help them see the possibilities as well. You are customer-centered and market-focused, aware of how and where your startup can add value. You love to engage with customers, validating the assumptions of your team and building a relationship for the future.
You have had a commercial role before and love to talk to others about your solution. You understand that translating the technology into a solution takes time, but you are not afraid to engage with potential customers at an early stage.
Chief Technology Officer
You have a technical background and because of your knowledge, you are the main contact person for the knowledge institution. You are able to ask the right questions, to get the information needed from the knowledge institution and ensure your team can progress. You are able to work together with your team members to turn technology into solutions or applications.
Using technologies and applying them to solve issues or problems makes you happy. You are able to work fast. You don’t lose yourself in the details, and you can zoom out to see the big picture when necessary.
WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU
9-months Venture building program
Access to HighTechXL's network of investors, corporates and industry mentors & advisors.
60% Equity reservation for founders
Must be willing to set up headquarters of new venture in Eindhoven.
Technology savvy and able to learn from specialists like Philips, ASML and TNO
Example of founders building ventures around the technology
Info session with HightechXL
Co Founder Meet and Greet Sessions
Meet and greet sessions between all the co-founders
Interviews by HightechXL
Meet HightechXL team and potential founders
The deadline of applying
Idea generation gathering of founders, mentors and industry experts for the sourced technologies.
Sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Final selection day
The final selection will be announced
Start program to build venture around the technology/IP