THE JOB Do you have a passion for eSports and gaming? BITKRAFT is seeking an entrepreneur-in-residence to develop one or more internal new business opportunities and to take one such opportunity to market as a viable and growing independent company. The EIR will act as an integrated part of the team, with significant levels of autonomy and responsibility. Candidates for this position should be excited and informed about relevant technologies and industries, have technical skills or a demonstrated ability to work productively with engineers, be driven to identify and solve problems, and have an innate compulsion to build useful things and companies (and some understanding of the processes and challenges involved in doing so). But most important the right candidate needs to understand the eSports industry.
The EIR will act as the overall business champion for one or more business concepts, leading technology development, helping develop and expand the market case, completing the business model, and guiding operations and implementation. However, this is a hands-on role that requires individual accountability and effective operation across a spectrum of subject matter, timeframes, and complexity. We are looking for candidates for both our offices in Berlin and Santa Monica.
Develop and own business concept(s) to target compelling, actionable long-term market opportunities
Draft product architecture, determine product specifications, deliver technology product, and ensure appropriate quality control
Identify, validate and deliver product to a viable market segment; supervise market research and market trials
Create and implement marketing plan and business development plan
Determine business and revenue model and supervise the creation of pro forma financial model
Manage project company-level budgets and capitalization
Manage project company-level operations
Report on product and project development activities and progress
Assist in recruiting
Assist in company spinout process and, where applicable, external fundraising
Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity, and fulfillment of commitments
An understanding and interest in eSports
Excellent academic credentials (are great but not important)
Operating experience at a high-performing, high-growth business or research organization
Leadership ability, evidenced by technology- or business-related leadership role at a startup or other fast-growing organization
Ability to create and effectively communicate business visions and strategies, written business plans, and presentation materials
Technology development experience, either in technical or business capacities
Product and program management experience
Recruiting, hiring, and personnel management experience
Budget and profit-and-loss responsibility desirable
Fundraising experience desirable
Proven ability to take on extensive responsibility and excel in a small team environment
Strong work ethic and self-starter a must
Proficiency in MS Office Suite
Be able to work independently
ABOUT US We are a team of highly respected eSports veterans and passionate gamers with the mission to identify the greatest opportunities and smartest entrepreneurs in the eSports industry. Ultimately building great value for eSports players and fans. Our objective is to support eSports startups and entrepreneurs through experience, network and cash investments.
We have high expectations for our current and future portfolio companies. We wish for the best talent to join us in our offices in Berlin and Santa Monica as we move forward.
For further information and questions regarding application process, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org. We are scanning applicants on a continuous basis. We hope to hear from you.