ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
MISSION42 is a venture building studio designed to enable entrepreneurial minds and innovators like you do what you do best and build our next TradeTech startup from the ground up
Our goal is to fulfil AREA42's purpose by accelerating four TradeTech ventures. From idea to MVP, build the blueprint for a scaleup.
Cohorts of entrepreneurial duos across the EU27
Tested approach to build and launch startups
Managed remotely from Brussels
Competitive compensation package.
We are innovators making trade future-proof by disrupting B2B commerce and trade. Learn more about AREA42.
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Afonso, our Lean Startup Coach, describes the vision of MISSION42.
Afonso discusses compensation and what happens after MISSION42.
Above all, you're a resilient and relentless doer with the ambition to build a game-changing venture
Our ideal candidates will clearly express key motivations for joining the programme, highlight entrepreneurial initiatives, and demonstrate useful skills for venture building.
During the MISSION42 journey, you'll focus on what it takes to create a successful startup. Identifying and validating a need and market, preparing a business plan, meeting weekly milestones and coaching challenges, creating a pitch, and pitching it.
If your venture gets the go-ahead to scale up it will join the AREA42 portfolio of TradeTech solutions.
You may be a blank slate or have some entrepreneurial experience when it comes to the SME market or Trade Technology solutions. You’ve tried to make money before, from a lemonade stand to a tested business idea, so you know how to offer solutions that truly address a measurable need.
You’re a doer with a love for learning. This is essential as MISSION42 is a development process coached by tenured entrepreneurs. You will identify your insight and validate it during your journey.
You can dedicate 9 months full time to reach a go or no-go defining moment for your startup. You’ll also be spending one day per month in Brussels with the venture building team. You can start from June 2023, or even a bit later. We use a rolling application process, so there will be more opportunities to join beyond the current application round.
You can work with a full-time partner. Bring your co-pilot or let us team you up with one. But remember - this is a joint effort and complementary skills will be key!
You both can legally invoice from an EU27 country. This means you and your co-pilot must each have a VAT number or be willing, able, and eligible for one in any of these countries:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, or Sweden.
What you need to apply
It takes 20 minutes to apply and one individual can apply for a candidate team. Here’s what you need:
Each team member's email needs to be included in the application form. The one filling out the form needs to use a gmail address.
An updated CV for each applicant
Have these handy! And yes, you’ll be able to upload them together in the same application form.
Our online application form
We’ve made it as simple and straightforward as possible. We can't wait to receive your submissions.
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Meet some of your future team members
Questions? We've got answers.
The criteria here is whether or not you are or want to know what it’s like to be an entrepreneur and can build a solution customers pay for. Experience in trade, B2B or working for / with SMEs are not required. But if you have some already, that's great, too!Apply now ->
Absolutely. By the way we are a gender and age-neutral company. Anyone is welcome to apply as long as they are ready to work and capable of invoicing in the EU.Apply now ->
It’s ok as long as you, as a non-EU passport holder, has legal residency in an EU country and a VAT number from an EU member country.Apply now ->
That’s excellent! Sounds like you are already a venture-builder and you should go for it but MISSION42 is not be the right place for you. For MISSION42 we are looking for individuals who can discover and craft their idea according to insights gathered during the acceleration phase. However, let's see if there is space to collaborate so get in touch with us via AREA42's programme for Founders.
Yes, you can. We’ll do our best to match you but chances are it’s way faster to onboard you when you apply as a team.Apply now ->
Working together daily and physical access to each other is strongly encouraged and it will greatly help your application. So as long as this other town means you can still work together daily, it’s ok.Apply now ->
You are compensated for nine months to fulfil the mission of venture builder - with no limits to how you can disrupt the market. However, as a venture builder in MISSION42 you are doing so on behalf of AREA42 and for AREA42. That means there will not be any available equity at stake for founders. Nonetheless, if you wish to take this to the next level and grow the new business, AREA42 will match your ambition!Apply now ->
No, we will not pay for co-working space but your compensation package can be used for that purpose. You’re welcome to visit our co-working space in Brussels on Mondays.Apply now ->
We have a few licensed tools such as OutSystems for development, but as an entrepreneur you are empowered to propose tools we may adopt to help you. By the way, we don’t provide laptops or other equipment so you'll need your own.Apply now ->
Check out our blog, "5 benefits of innovating in a venture building studio".Apply now ->
Any unanswered questions?
Hi, I'm Frederik. I can't wait to hear from you to explore and discuss MISSION42.Schedule a call