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Entrepreneur in Residence - Natural Sciences (m/f/x)

Germany, Berlin, BerlinFounder & Entrepreneurs in Residence

Job description


FoodLabs is a venture capital investor and venture studio, based in Berlin with a focus on FoodTech-, AgTech, Health, and Sustainability. We back mission-driven founders solving the most pressing problems along the entire value chain of the food industry. And we strongly believe that science has a key role to play here. Over the last years, we’ve been building groundbreaking ventures with scientists and founders, e.g. Formo, Myota, and Mushlabs.

We are calling out for purpose-driven scientific researchers to join our mission to build the next generation of food companies that have a positive impact on the planet and people. As an Entrepreneur in Residence with FoodLabs, you will explore and validate the opportunity to build a venture, leverage your scientific experience - supported by our dedicated team. Moving forward with incorporating your venture, FoodLabs will provide pre-seed funding for your company.


As an Entrepreneur in Residence, you have the opportunity to build your own venture based on your scientific expertise, with VC backing and a strong operational support network. As part of the founding team, you will be having a significant impact in building the business and team from scratch.


  • You want to take your scientific background to the next level and build your own company

  • Our dedicated studio team will provide you with financial, operational, and strategic support, and everything you need to know to validate your business model and build your own venture
    • Growth strategy

    • Go-to-market

    • Operational excellence

    • Fundraising

    • People & Talent

    • Marketing & PR

  • Monthly financial support to cover basic living costs

  • Free office space in our amazing office in Berlin in Mitte (incl. rooftop terrace)

  • Mentoring and advisory from our network of scientific & tech founders

  • Access to our FoodLabs and Atlantic Labs network with over 150+ portfolio companies.

  • Collaboration with a team of talented and motivated individuals looking to change the world

  • A high-growth, ambitious startup environment with an exponential learning curve

Job requirements


  • An excellent track record in your field, incl. a Ph.D. degree in one of the following fields: Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Life Sciences, Bioprocess Engineering, Biochemistry, or related disciplines

  • Work experience in a commercial environment, e.g. consulting, startups or biotech industry is of great advantage

  • Strong entrepreneurial passion to build your own business and the next generation of biotech startups with us

  • A passion for food, health, nutrition, and sustainability

  • A track record of achievements & experience in the research and development in your relevant scientific space

  • Strong hands-on attitude and willingness to take on various tasks, also outside your field of expertise

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, German knowledge is of advantage but not a must

  • Integrity, self-motivation, a proactive, execution-oriented mindset