Innovation Manager

Business Studies and/or Management Science, Communication and Information Sciences, Engineering and/or Technology
10 Mar, 2022 to 30 Sep, 2022
17 Mar, 2022

General information

3 months

We are looking for an Innovation Manager

As the Innovation Manager, you will join our team that manages all our large corporate, investor, and service provider partnerships. 
In this job, you will get a front-row seat to work with some of the most innovative corporates, as well as some of the most impactful venture capital funds.
You will build our relationships with investors and with some of the corporate partners.
You act as a key member of the networks team and report to the Head of Partnerships. The ideal candidate has willingness or experience in working in a startup, being part of a VC firm, and/or working in corporate innovation unit. Furthermore, having a passion for the European startup ecosystem is a huge plus! What are we looking for?

  • The real interest for entrepreneurship and a go-get-them approach to execution.
  • Dedication to details, data-driven approach, and strong work ethic. 
  • Strong independent attitude and ability to plan your work.
  • Interest in venture capital and corporate innovation.
  • Relevant experience with deal flow management, working with investors, and/or account management experience. 
  • Experience in using CRM and the ability to organize data from different sources.
  • Passion and drive to grow your role within the team


  • Work with a diverse international and fun team in a flat, flexible organization.
  • Opportunity to work at the core of shaping the startup ecosystem scene in the EU.
  • Own your work, ambition, and results.


Project: European Startup Universe
The biggest project for EU tech startups, connecting hundreds of early-stage startups with the brightest minds of the diaspora - established founders, well-known investors, great engineers, academics, and experts – through a massive open online program. The event is held under the patronage of Mariya Gabriel, a Member of the European Commission.

Expectations: From our candidates, we expect to have proven experience in copywriting, excellent writing skills, effective communication, enthusiasm, self-confidence, a creative mindset, good knowledge of Google Docs and Wordpress, and excellent academic knowledge of English, communication, or in a relevant field. 

Our offer: The Youth Entrepreneurship Club offers you as an intern self-responsibility within all tasks, own decision-making, working in a young international team, a flexible timetable, participation on our events and NGO meetings, feedback on a regular basis, experience and knowledge sharing and training on different subjects and programs.

Even if you do not have all the above skills, but you have the PASSION and WILLINGNESS to learn, please fill the application form.
Noted that we review applications on a regular basis. Only complete applications will be reviewed.
It will be our pleasure to meet you!


About YEC: 
The Youth Entrepreneurship Club (YEC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 2015 by a group of young people who love entrepreneurship and technology. We encourage, support, unite and connect entrepreneurs, scientists, students, the unemployed, and social ventures. We provide tools they need to create innovative projects, i.e. sharing local economies, we encourage them to stay in the country and picture the future with optimism.

YEC creates a communication channel between academic institutions, the actual market, and society. In this way, we contribute to forming a dialogue between science and everyday life, foreseeing the entrepreneurial potential of the produced knowledge. We manage national and European wide conferences, seminars, webinars, speeches, open coffee events, and counting more in the future.

YEC provides information on exchange programs, funding, and counseling for the benefit of those who are engaged or wish to engage in our organization. YEC group seeks to expand to as many local communities as possible using multiple activities which aim to transfer knowledge, opportunities, and experiences such as competitions, educational trips, thematic workshops, educational games, lectures of scientific and business training.

YEC enables young interns coming from abroad to share their experiences, enhancing cross-border networking and cooperation. We are profiting from teamwork abilities, networking with institutions and businesses, volunteering and experience in various fields of entrepreneurship (i.e. financial & business planning, marketing, fundraising).

No financial compensation

Additional Information

The minimum time period of an internship is two months. Usually, our interns stay between three to six months. Interns should be currently enrolled at a University (bachelor or master), or have finished their degree within the last year. Interns must bring their own laptops. The Internship is UNPAID. Apply only if you are interested in an internship under ERASMUS PROGRAM. We can help find accommodation.
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