Shape with us the  future of digital entrepreneurship

Hasso-Plattner-Institute is a world-wide unique place for Digital Engineering and Design Thinking. We highly value entrepreneurship as it unlocks vast opportunities to really make an impact – for our society, our planet, and our economy. Entrepreneurship constitutes a deeply rewarding and personally enriching career option. Every day we work hard to create and offer the most inspiring ecosystem and formats bringing together purpose- and need-driven ideas, talents, tech know-how, network and partners. All with one goal: unleashing the full entrepreneurial impact.

Build one of Europe’s most advanced digital entrepreneurship ecosystems.

We are now creating an even greater place for digital entrepreneurs: a home, driver and pilar for founders and startups making a difference. We are creating HPI-E: a strongly founder-oriented and execution-driven entrepreneurship ecosystem:

E-School: The School of Entrepreneurship provides formats elevating ideas and innovation to entrepreneurial activities. We focus on inspiration, motivation, and education as well as on need-driven ideation, business creation and team building.

E-Cultivator: We are the cultivator of a growing startup ecosystem. We provide targeted support for our growing number of founders and startups. We develop tailor-made offers for our startup teams, including need-oriented mentoring and coaching, business support, access to partner networks and financing, collaboration and acceleration, boot camps and more.

E-Space: We provide premises where everyone and everything related to founding a company will come together. E-Space will form the physical, founder-focused place, providing space for co-working and lots of random and curated opportunities for founders, startups, and students to easily get in touch with each other.

And this is where you come into play: To build our new ecosystem we are looking for a

Program Manager Digital Entrepreneurship (m/f/x)

Your role

  • You will be responsible for concept­ ing, designing, and executing new formats leading to new value- and need-driven ideas and startups be­ ing founded within our ecosystem.
  • You will gradually grow our offers to be most successful in creating and integrating impact and market driven entrepreneurial ideas, bring­ ing together promising founder teams, motivating the teams to be­ come entrepreneurs, and supporting them on their path to execution.
  • You are free and encouraged to try and learn what works best within our unique environment. You can rely on our own talents and re­ sources at HPI and you are free to collaborate with partners and net­ works making the difference.
  • You think and act like an entrepre­ neur yourself in further developing our environment

Your qualification

  • You completed your university stud­ ies and bring vast practical experi­ ence in designing formats and of­ fers enabling to grow our entrepre­ neurial ecosystem.
  • Ideally, you have broad experience using and integrating Design Think­ ing as a methodological tool into new program offers.
  • Own entrepreneurial experience would be a clear plus.
  • You enjoy to strategically develop­ ing ecosystems and to working with a large degree of responsibility and accountability.
  • You are a strong conceptual thinker, great communicator, team player and project manager.
  • You work customer- and user-cen­ tered, you execute and learn fast, you rethink, and you implement what works within our environment.
  • You have a good command in English and German.

Our offer

  • We offer you a unique opportunity to shape with us the future of entrepreneurship within one of Europe's most reputed digital engineering ecosystems.
  • Think and act like a founder your­ self, with a very high level of flexibility, responsibility, and lots of room to execute.
  • Work as part of a motivated, open, and growing team in an inspiring and international environment.
  • A secure job with attractive, per­ formance-based compensation.
  • Flexible working hours, flat hierar­ chies, and unbureaucratic cooper­ ation.
  • A great workplace located at a lakeside at the border between Potsdam and Berlin.

Interested to make a difference?

Look no further and send us your application documents, including your resume, references, salary requirements and earliest possible starting date. Please send your application by e-mail (in PDF format) to e-matters(at)hpi.de.

Hasso-Plattner-lnstitut I Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2-3 I 14482 Potsdam I www.hpi.de/entrepreneurship