ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Manager Entrepreneurship


ETH Zurich is the world-leading hub for entrepreneurship and innovation. Our outstanding research and entrepreneurial environment are the foundation for ground-breaking ventures. They ensure our technological leadership and accelerate the socio-economic development of Switzerland and the world. ETH Zurich fosters entrepreneurship excellence, courage and resilience, enabling our alumni and alumnae to find solutions to global challenges and co-create our future. To help us achieve this goal we are now looking for a Manager Entrepreneurship (80-100%) to join us in making our founders successful and realizing our vision.

You will be responsible for

  • guiding prospective founders (students, researchers, and professors) on their journey towards incorporation, in particular navigating through the ETH-internal support systems and spin-off process;
  • taking an active role in extending and leveraging our broad network of partners (former founders, investors, mentors, corporates) to generate maximum impact for our founders;
  • actively build and maintain the centralized resource offers for start-ups at ETH Zürich and actively engage with its stakeholders;
  • coordinate between the numerous entrepreneurship initiatives and competence centres in technology/engineering sciences to enable and promote entrepreneurial activities in the respective communities;
  • organizing, hosting, and representing at ecosystem events at ETH Zürich and elsewhere;
  • keeping track of the spin-off funding and awards for our performance statistics;
  • taking an active role in the strategic development of entrepreneurial activities at ETH in active collaboration with ETH transfer.

As Entrepreneurship Manager, you

  • hold minimum a Masters’ degree (or equivalent) in informatics, engineering, physics, mathematics, or another technical field. Research experience is a plus;
  • have more than 3 years' experience working with early-stage startups;
  • have a strong entrepreneurial mindset and are passionate about enabling students and researchers to start their own ventures;
  • communicate clearly, constructively, and diplomatically with stakeholders on various levels;
  • are a pro-active personality with a strategic and holistic approach

We look forward to receiving your application by 10 March 2023 with the following documents:

  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • Work references and diplomas

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. For questions about the position please contact Wolfram Grüning.

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