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Founders Associate / Business Development Internship at Climate / Food Tech Start-up

Zurich, Switzerland

Who we are 🐧

Every year, 1/3rd of the world's food production is wasted, accounting for 10% of all greenhouse gas emissions. GoNiña is a mission-driven climate / food tech start-up located in Zurich that aims to tackle this huge problem. We help restaurants, bakeries & supermarkets reduce their food waste with AI-powered demand forecasts and a platform that turns surplus food into sales.

The role 🧑‍🤝‍🧑

We are at the beginning of our ambitious journey and will launch our MVP in Zurich by the end of 2023. As a next step, we aim to establish our platform as the go-to-solution in Switzerland, which means winning vendors and consumers alike. As a Founders Associate / Business Development Intern, you will be an integral part of our team, working closely with the founders to drive our mission forward. This role offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced start-up environment and make tangible contributions to our growth and success.

  • Start date: ideally in January 2024, but we’re flexible
  • Duration: full-time (100%) for 3-6 months with the option to convert into a full-time role
  • Location: Zurich (mix between remote, in-person at co-working spaces, as well as on the ground at vendors & consumers)

Your responsibilities 📈

  • Win new restaurants, bakeries and other vendors onto our platform
  • Prepare & run marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and win consumers (social media, guerilla etc.)
  • Identify & enter new strategic partnerships that amplify our impact and /or reach
  • Provide amazing support to consumers & vendors
  • Help raise new funds from various sources (e.g. grants, contests etc.)
  • Collaborate with the founding team on whatever else arises - every week is full of surprises 🌈

Who you are 🦹

  • Passionate about sustainability, technology, and making a difference in the world
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, not afraid of cold calling and speaking to vendors/consumers
  • Fluent in Swiss German and English, any other languages are a plus. Alternatively, you don’t speak Swiss German, but the many other languages you speak make up for that
  • Self-motivated, strong ownership & willingness to take initiative and work in a dynamic start-up environment
  • Organised, strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • (Optional) Currently pursuing or recently graduated in Environmental Science, Technology, Communications, Psychology, Business. Alternatively, you rock without degrees

What we offer 🚀

  • Be the first hire of a mission-driven start-up having a positive impact on our environment
  • Experience the inner workings of an early-stage start-up and the opportunity to contribute to critical business decisions
  • Learn a lot and have fun while doing so

How to apply 🎥

Please send your CV and a short 2 min video outlining your motivation to join us to We look forward to hearing from you! 🙂