Founder - AI Venture - Manufacturing

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What we do
After years of research in the field, we have created a three-step incubation process, during which we give our Founders full 360° support. In the first phase, we help our Founders ideate new solutions and pair them up with engineers and industry partners for validation. Only once we have found a sustainable business model we start the incubation phase, where we help our Founders to assemble a team and first project partners. Lastly, we assist in finding the right investors and setting up the company for successful scaling.
 
The Merantix Venture Studio currently employs 110+ team members and drives the AI ecosystem via its 5,000 square meter AI Campus, where over 500 entrepreneurs, investors, politicians, and AI experts. Our growing Venture Studio constitutes a unique brand with a shared tech and operational infrastructure that attracts talent, resonates with industry partners, and leverages the proven network and product building experience.

Why are we looking for a Founder in Manufacturing?

The Manufacturing industry presents multiple exciting AI use cases that will increase performance at various levels and support factories to become more automated. Amongst others, those include additive manufacturing, industrial robotics, quality control, predictive maintenance, shop floor performance improvement, and many more.

Since Manufacturing is one if not the most important industry in Germany, to a large degree building the German Mittelstand and leading to the wealth of the German economy, we are beyond excited to tackle that vertical by harnessing the power of AI out of Berlin, and, that’s why we are looking for a Founder with exceptional domain expertise.

Your role
We are looking for stand-out individuals that are driven to disrupt the Manufacturing industry with AI and to found an outstanding Manufacturing startup with the help of a strong technical team, state of the art machine learning technology, operational support, and secured seed funding. If that resonates with you, here is how your entrepreneurial path at Merantix looks like:

  • Identify needs in Manufacturing
  • Conceptualise, test, and validate product ideas commercially;
  • Acquire pilot customers and sell proof-of-concept projects to test the technical feasibility of the intended product;
  • Develop, lead and grow an organisation that should cover all relevant profiles as well as a strong network of advisors;
  • Form a founding team for close collaboration to define, iterate and execute the product development as well as company roadmap;
  • Lead the spin-off process and a subsequent fundraising round;
  • Shape and grow your venture to a leading organisation in its industry.
Your profile
We define ourselves by a culture of ownership and teamwork. We’re looking for driven, capable, visionary, and thoughtful people with a proven track record of personal, academic, and professional achievement:

  • Solid professional experience and expertise in Manufacturing (5+ years)
  • Entrepreneurial drive and mindset, high ambition, and the ability to achieve goals collaboratively;
  • A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree of a top university
  • Capability and desire to lead people through motivation and inspiration;
  • Strong business sense that is based on analytical thinking skills;
  • Work or project experience where you have showed a growth mindset;
  • Leadership experience;
  • Good understanding of machine learning technology is a plus. No coding knowledge required, but an understanding of ML models and how they can be applied in a business context.
 
Preferred qualification (optional):

  • A Master’s or a higher degree of a top-tier university;
  • Start-up exposure;
What we offer

At Merantix, we believe in the value of ideation, which is why our approach gives you enough time to validate your ideas with our team of engineering experts. We combine this with mentorship, sparring with the other Founders at Merantix or with external partners, and an environment that focuses on knowledge exchange. You will get complete compensation for the ideation and incubation phase, as well as a majority equity stake for you and the founding team once you are ready to take off.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.

About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.​​​​

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