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Startup scouting is people business

Become a startup scout, join the membership community and get paid for freelance scouting by investors and corporate innovators. Join StartupScouts.

Community Insiders should scout startups

Help your ecosystem grow by identifying exciting startups. Your community thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed so they return and invest in their community again as angel investors. Community Insiders are regularly found in these jobs and volunteer positions:

  • Coworking organizer, Host or simple greeters
  • Startup-Club organizer, Community Head, NGO's representant
  • Accelerator and Startup Program Lead
  • Startup ecosystem developer and operator in private-public hub

Event Organizers should scout startups

Further refine and monetize your event content, programs and network to set yourself apart from other event organizers by referring startups and experts. Typical event formats from small to large regularly deliver exchange opportunities for startups and startup experts. Events such as:

  • Simple Drink-Abouts & Meetups
  • Hackathons & Barcamps
  • Pitch Events, Conferences & Startup Festivals
  • Summits, Demo Days & Tech Weeks

Startup and VC alumnis should scout startups

Former executives, employees, interim managers of startups, and interns of VCs simply help friends obtain funding and are best positioned to build a reputation in scouting for a career in venture building or venture capital. This includes MBA students who are active in an entrepreneurship club at their university. A good fit is therefore achieved if you belong to one of these groups:

  • Entrepreneur in Residence
  • Founder in Transition & Interim Executive
  • MBA or PhD Student, former VC Associate or VC Intern