About Beta-i

Beta-i is an organization created to boost entrepreneurship, and its mission is to foster a true innovation culture. We help new and established businesses grow, by offering 360º innovation services with 6 main areas: Acceleration, Events, Consulting, Open Innovation, Education and Investment.

Internationally recognized as one of the leading companies in this field, and for running Lisbon Challenge, one of Europe’s most active startup accelerators, since 2010 we have received +5000 applications to our several programs and accelerated over 850 startups, that have raised +65M.

About the Head of Acceleration position

Beta-i has recently moved into the investment area. We've created a new investment company, of which Beta-i is the main shareholder - LC Ventures - a recently raised pre-seed and seed investment arm, to leverage Beta-i’s investment strategy. The Acceleration department has Lisbon Challenge - an accelerator program that invests 10K in the 10 startups accepted - as its main product, and works closely with LC Ventures (our investment vehicle that funds pre-seed startups) and other programs and events (namely, Lisbon Investment Summit).

As part of this team you will work both at a strategic level, helping to shape our investment & acceleration proposition within the accelerators and events, as well as in an operational level with the startups on a day to day basis.

Head of Acceleration responsibilities are:

Macro level:

  • Review the new strategy for the new overall Acceleration Area of Beta-i
  • Supervise Lisbon Challenge and coordinate with LC Ventures
  • Execute a co-investment strategy with our network of investors
  • Leverage the startup and investment focus of our Vertical Accelerators
  • Execute a new portfolio management strategy for our alumni
  • Launch new acceleration and startup development products

Micro level:

  • Work on a daily basis with startup founders and help them define pre-seed KPIs and growth strategies
  • Perform preliminary due diligence on startups before being accepted into Acceleration programs
  • Generate leads potential investments to our fund, programs and events
  • Monitor department objectives and goals
  • Deliver workshops and sessions around pre-seed funding and product-market fit
  • Design & define our investment content in events and other opportunities

Head of Acceleration requirements are:

  • Deep passion for startups, technology and fostering entrepreneurship;
  • Deep knowledge and experience in startup funding, product-market fit and growth;
  • Experience in the challenges of fundraising in Europe
  • Strong connections to VC community is highly desirable;
  • Proven track record in business development;
  • A strategic thinker who can take action to your own hands and operationalize tasks;
  • Experience building and leading successful teams;
  • A talker at all levels, from networking, speaking at events, to running meetings with high-level stakeholders and one-to-ones with startups;
  • Proficient in English (written and spoken).

Join our team

Lisbon is a growing international hub and Beta-i is one of its key players and we believe that we’re living very exciting times and moving to a new phase of the ecosystems where investment is one of the key success factors for new and dynamic entrepreneurs.

We are now a team of 50+ people, all working towards the same goal, all feeding the innovation ecosystem and for that working with startups, corporates and investors. We are looking for people who share the same vision as us and that like to work in a fast–paced working environment with an autonomous attitude to get things done.