Ever wonder what it was like to run an early stage start up in an emerging market? The OZÉ Venture Fellows internship is designed to give MBAs exposure to the ins-and-outs of leading a tech startup in Ghana. The Venture Fellow will work as a full team member and report directly to the Co-Founders. They will lead a strategic project such as a market-entry strategy development, operationalizing a new product, or preparing for a round of fundraising.
2-3 years in Consulting, Finance, Big Tech, or working at a start up
Superior communication and analytical skills
Advanced Excel Skills including proficiency in VBA is not required, but a plus
Experience in business model design, financial modelling, and market analysis
Experience starting with an idea and making it real in the world as an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, or member of a startup team
6 months of working or living experience in an emerging market
Familiarity with human-centered design processes
a LOVE of data
An eye for design - both left-brained and right-brained
A great listener with a sense of curiosity
Ability to work in a shifting and ambiguous business environment
A self-starter. When you are shown the destination, you draw your own map.
In addition, we only bring people on to our team who value the following attributes:
Empathy, Honesty & Integrity, Analytical Skills, Pro-activity, Openness & Transparency, Perseverance, Adaptability
Logistics for Venture Fellows
Venture Fellows will be based in Ghana with potential travel to Nigeria. Due to the early stage of this company, we are not able to provide a salary, but do provide a R/T flight from your home to Ghana, housing, and cover the costs of your visa. We can also assist you to apply for funding from your graduate school.
Please click apply now below to continue submit a resume and cover letter as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with “OZÉ Venture Fellow Application” in the subject line. The deadline for applications is March 1st. We will inform all candidates of their status by March 14th.
More About OZÉ
OZÉ brings African small businesses into the digital era. It is an app that makes it easy for businesses to track sales, expenses, and customer information. The data is analyzed to provide tailored recommendations, reports, and business education. If the entrepreneur needs a little extra support, an OZÉ Coach is just a click away. As they are using OZÉ to manage their business and learn how to run it better, we are learning about them. Using this data and machine learning, we can predict their credit risk and provide them with affordable capital from our banking partners. With over 18,000 registered users, OZÉ is the largest online community of SMEs in Ghana. The most exciting thing is that OZÉ works; 97% of businesses that have used OZÉ for at least 10 months are growing or profitable or both