Founder Associate Program

Founder Associate & Interns
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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About Atlantic Labs and FoodLabs

Atlantic Labs & FoodLabs are leading European pre-seed funds headquartered in Berlin. Our teams invest in disruptive businesses and build new companies from scratch. We work together with extraordinary entrepreneurs, whose innovations will define the next era of how we live, move, eat, and communicate. We have previously backed leading technology-driven startups such as Gorillas, Choco, GetYourGuide, Zenjob, Mushlabs, Beat81, Wandelbots, Softr, or Clue. In our Founder Studio, we are consistently identifying new opportunities to change the future together with the most daring entrepreneurs.

Why join - The Program

🚀 Become part of an international founder network and receive mentoring from our VC core team

By joining us for 6-12 months in three different stations, you will experience an unforgettable journey: working with exciting and fast-growing startups and becoming part of the international Atlantic Labs and FoodLabs network while learning from inspiring founders. Throughout your journey, you will receive an Atlantic Labs or FoodLabs core team member as a mentor and will be invited to network events.

🤩 Choose your internship stations to see it all

You can work with +150 portfolio companies including early- and later-staged startups as well as a wide range of diverse topics, for example, food delivery (Gorillas, Kitch), biotech (Mushlabs, Formo), agritech (Klim, Stenon), healthtech (Clue, Myota), new work (Zenjob, Leap), fintech (LanoKadmos), community (Beat81, Angle Audio), and many more. View all of the portfolio companies here.

🏎 Early Stage

Learn firsthand from founders how to build an MVP, pitch to your first investors, and build an organization from scratch.

🌍 Later Stage

Jump right into the hot phase and learn what challenges need to be tackled during an international expansion, hypergrowth, and later-stage fundraising.

👀 Atlantic Labs or FoodLabs Core Team

Join our Company Building, Talent & Venture Development, or Investment teams in their mission supporting our founder teams from day 1.

Learn everything you need to kick off your entrepreneurial career

🧠 Growth strategy: You support the founders not only in day-to-day tasks but also help to position the company as a market-dominating player by building and executing go-to-market strategies.

🧗 Operational excellence: You will tackle all problems regarding the scalability of processes and operations within the company, from finding new warehouses to building the first CRM.

💰 Fundraising: You will assist the founders to navigate the fundraising process. This includes defining their fundraising strategy, work on investor relations, and learning how to perform the perfect pitch.


What you need to succeed:
🎓 Skills & Experience

  • You are currently studying as a Bachelor, Master, or MBA student. We are open to applicants from various academic backgrounds, incl. STEM, business, social sciences, law, and more.

  • First internship experiences in start-ups, digital companies, or consulting are of advantage.

  • You are business fluent in English. Fluency in German may be required for certain internship positions.

✨ Personality & Attitude

Growth mindset: You believe talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others). You have passion and perseverance for long-term goals.

Getting things done: You say what you do and you do what you say. You are not afraid to get hands-on, initiate new ideas, build the required set-up, and make decisions to drive results.

Problem-Solving Skills: You have the ambition to learn in a fast-paced environment, take on complex tasks, and find creative solutions to small and big problems.

Authenticity: Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, the doer or the analytical type, you share your knowledge and are not afraid to take a stance where needed.

Fun: Enjoy it while it lasts. Building up ventures is an exciting ride with ups and downs. You will meet amazing people along the way. So take it all in, take the time to make connections, and not take yourself too seriously.

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