Entrepreneur in Residence Programme

Do you want to have a go at being an entrepreneur? As an Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) at Hanse Ventures, you will discover just how much entrepreneurial spirit you have.

Hanse Ventures’ start-up trainee programme

Are you fascinated by the internet industry? Are you inspired by the world of start-ups and can you imagine your future being in this field? Would you like to find out if you’ve got what it takes to be an entrepreneur? And would you like to become acquainted with the Hanse Ventures team, our corporate culture and our international teams? Then join us as an Entrepreneur in Residence in Hamburg’s HafenCity and spend six months working with our founders and the Hanse Ventures team.

Content – what you will gain

During the EiR Programme, you will earn a moderate founder’s salary and spend time in various departments at Hanse Ventures, working directly in our portfolio companies. As an EiR, you will be a trainee who works in an independent and structured manner, contributing to the success of our company.

You will be integrated into small teams, producing independent market analyses and developing and implementing your own projects. Hanse Ventures’ start-up trainee programme will give you an insight into those areas related to entrepreneurship, such as marketing, sales, controlling and project and product management. Our trainee programme is rounded off by mentoring. During the programme, Hanse Ventures’ founding shareholders, Rolf Schmidt-Holtz and Dr Bernd Kundrun as well as the Hanse Ventures executive board , will also support you as mentors.

You will regularly participate in workshops and pitches. You will benefit from our extensive network, and will be able to make important contacts for the future. And if, during the six months, we find that we would like to continue working with each other, we will give particularly successful graduates the opportunity to join Hanse Ventures or one of our start-ups. A joint start-up business might even be possible.

Requirements – what you should offer

Our Entrepreneur in Residence Programme is aimed at university graduates with a degree in Economics or IT. But those seeking a career change are also invited to apply, provided they have the relevant professional experience.

Some experience of project work, preferably in the internet industry, is a basic prerequisite. You should also think like an entrepreneur, be inspired by the internet and the start-up scene and be able to work both independently and in a structured team environment.

Application process – how to join us

If interested, please apply easily online. Our Human Resources team will then get back to you and possibly arrange a telephone interview with you. If both our first impressions are favourable, we will also invite you to an interview so we can get to know one another in person.

As there are no fixed recruitment deadlines, you can apply to our start-up trainee programme at any time throughout the year. Please state on your application when you would be able to start. The number of trainees we recruit depends on their suitability and our needs. We usually employ a maximum of six trainees at the same time.

You want to found with us?

Do you already have a concrete idea and would like to put it into action together with us? Instead of a business plan, we would ask you to Apply to our 'Ideensturm' pitch to introduce your idea and your team to us. Of course, we will treat your idea confidentially and honestly.