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Foundation Board


The >>venture foundation>> organizes Switzerland’s leading startup competition >>venture>>. The
foundation is governed by >>venture>>’s co-organizers ETH Zurich, McKinsey & Company, Knecht
Holding, Innosuisse, and EPFL, and backed by 35 Swiss and international corporations. Every year,
>>venture>> supports more than 300 startups with workshops, mentoring, feedback, media
coverage, and prize money.

Events & MarComm Intern

Job description

As our Events & MarComm intern, you help bring >>venture>>’s message to every Swiss startup and
attract promising entrepreneurs to the competition by regularly attending startup events. You
support the team in creating and executing promotional campaigns and keeping our website and
social media channels up to date.  Additionally, you help organize interactive workshops and events
for our participants and draft communications that keep our participants updated with the latest
information. In our small team, your fresh ideas are welcome, and you report to the CEO of the
>>venture foundation>>.

Responsibilities include:
  • Understanding the Swiss startup eco-system and attending industry events during the evenings

  • Helping organize events with administrative tasks

  • Liaising directly with our network of mentors and jurors via email and telephone

  • Writing communications for our website, events, newsletter, social media, and participants

  • Presenting >>venture>> at different events/university lecture halls

  • Helping ideate and create marketing/advertising campaigns

  • Collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data from our campaigns and participants

  • Managing and updating company database and customer relationship management systems (CRM- Hubspot)

  • Supporting the events and marketing teams in daily administrative tasks

Your Qualifications:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; French is a plus

  • You show meticulous attention to detail and hold your work up to high standards

  • You are proactive and creative, and can work independently as part of a team

  • Comfortable writing for social media, website content, promotional content and formal communications

  • Understanding of digital marketing  

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office

  • Knowledge of design software and Hubspot a plus (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop, Canva etc.)

  • Open and confident personality with a “can-do” attitude

  • You can work variable hours in order to attend events on evenings and weekends across Switzerland

We offer you a flexible and dynamic position located in Hardbrücke, Zurich.

Start date: ASAP until July 15, 2023, or upon mutual agreement.


For further information, please contact Priscilla Sarnau, Marketing and Communications Manager of >>venture>> foundation at - 075.440.02.99

We look forward to receiving your application!

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