Innovator / Venture Builder


We’re looking for innovators and entrepreneurial minds to build our TradeTech startups in MISSION42, our startup accelerator and B2B venture building studio.

MISSION42 is AREA42’s 9-month accelerator programme and venture-building studio. We enable entrepreneurial minds and innovators to build our next TradeTech startup from the ground up.

Role description

You and a co-pilot will focus on what it takes to create a successful startup that will disrupt and improve B2B trade between SMEs. We invite you to apply either as an entrepreneurial duo or as a solo applicant.

You will:

•seek and identify a data-based insight to unlock your trade solution
•validate your insight and its potential market
•prepare a business plan
•meet weekly milestones and coaching challenges
•make the new business pitch ready.

Who we are looking for:

You are a resilient doer with a love for learning and discovery who:
•wants the challenge of building a trade-changing venture
•thrives on collaboration, teamwork, and coaching
•can work remotely, full-time, for 9 months
•can travel to Brussels once a month to meet with the team
•can start in April, May or June 2023

What we offer:

•a competitive compensation package
•the chance to run your own startup within the AREA42 ecosystem with successful validation and pitch after the 9-month period
•the opportunity to lead another venture-building challenge after the validation stage
•the freedom to build and a sense of humour.

We are a diverse team based on three important values: respect, curiosity, and boldness. We believe in: mutual trust, entrepreneurship, collective creativity, technological excellence, and solid execution.

Applicants must be able to legally work and invoice with a VAT number from one of the EU27 countries or the UK.

Apply here.