Senior Consultant - Innovation & Startups

We are excited to offer an opportunity to join our innovation team to design and run innovation programs. Our clients are startups, corporates, research organizations, and government institutions. Join our mission to be the catalyst for the new economy.
project management
Start date
ASAP (by agreement)
Type of job offer
Full-time permanent employment
Monthly salary
+ project profit commissions & bonuses
2500 - 3500 €

Job description

We are excited to offer an opportunity to join our innovation sector team to design and run innovation programs. Our clients are startups, corporates, research organizations and government institutions.  


What will you do? 

  • Develop business and innovation strategies for startups, corporates or universities 

  • Design and lead innovation programs and startup acceleration programs 

  • Scout for investable startups with high growth potential 

  • Sustain and develop a network of innovation experts, investors and partners

  • Conduct market research and business analysis of different industries 

  • Facilitate open innovation activities that nurture the local innovation ecosystem 

  • Develop convincing funding and investment proposals for our clients 

  • Design and lead workshops on corporate innovation, design thinking, etc. 

  • Guide the internal team and manage multiple stakeholders

  • Lead effective discussions and brainstorming sessions 

  • Share ideas and experience with colleagues 

Who are we looking for

You will be an excellent candidate if you have: 

  • A Master’s degree in Economics, Business, Innovation Management or any other relevant field

  • 3+ years of work experience in business development, management consulting, startups, EU fund proposal writing or related fields  

  • Excelled command of English - verbal and written 

  • You are a self-starter – you can work independently, taking the initiative to advance projects and prioritize tasks in a dynamic work environment 

  • You are passionate about innovation, technology, and social impact – we are looking for individuals who are interested in topics like sustainability, smart cities, healthcare etc.

  • You have strong business analytical skills – we challenge business models of newly established ventures or lead interesting projects which require good thinkers 

  • You have a convincing communication style and public speaking skills – our team members need to formulate their own opinion, backed up with arguments and confidence 

  • You thrive in a team, but you are also an independent thinker – teamwork is crucial to our success, both on the local and international level 

  • Interest and passion for European collaboration in the area of science, technology and innovation 

  • Ability to manage the unknowns and accept every challenge with a bold and “hands-on” attitude 

Why should you choose us

What do we offer? 

  • Challenging projects in Slovakia and abroad 

  • International learning and development program 

  • Opportunities to work with experienced professionals from across all business sectors 

  • Salary from 2,500 Eur per month, depending on experience

  • Employees receive up to two extra salaries as a bonus if the office meets its financial targets 

  • Flexible working hours, any overtime hours can be taken out as an extra vacation 

  • New and cool offices in The Spot co-working space located in the Sky Park Offices 

  • Shape the future of the innovation and startup ecosystem in the region 

  • Work with a diverse team of highly motivated and talented people across CEE 

Language proficiency

  • - English - C2 - proficient
  • - Slovak - C2 - proficient


  • Young professional (work experience up to 3 years from college graduation)
  • Professional


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About organization

Started as an alliance of advisory firms in the Baltic States, and headquartered in Estonia, CIVITTA is now the leading management consultancy from Central Eastern Europe with offices in 18 countries...