Co-founder (Full time at a funded startup)

Job description

Do you want to make a positive impact on the world? Are you eager to learn and motivated to give others a great learning experience? Does entrepreneurship give you more energy than a morning coffee?


Nice to meet you! You might be the person I’m looking for.


I’m looking for a co-founder to build Savyo, an innovative startup in the training market. This is a unique opportunity, because in addition to the shares in the company, you’ll receive salary and business coaching from successful entrepreneurs.


🚀 Savyo
I founded Savyo with the goal to make online training better than offline training. COVID-19 forced a shift to online training. Many training agencies experienced, surprisingly for some, that it’s possible to give effective online training. Next to that, online training has the benefits of being location independent and very efficient. Online training does, however, come with some challenges that are yet to be solved. Combining these facts, I believe this is a great moment to start a business in this market (and I’m happy to go more into detail over a coffee).


🔶 Holland Startup
Savyo was founded 2 months ago under the wings of Holland Startup. Holland Startup enables young entrepreneurs to shape society by providing coaching, funding and a community of entrepreneurs. The main focus of Holland Startup is building SaaS solutions in B2B markets.


📍 Current situation
As the startup was recently founded, I’m looking for someone who enjoys going through the first phase of building a company. This means you can bring new ideas to the table and co-decide on the direction of the company. This also means that you need to be able to deal with uncertainty (or even better: get excited from uncertainty) and be resilient.

We’ll work together on a daily basis and have a weekly coaching call with an experienced entrepreneur from Holland Startup.


🤝 What you get

  • The chance to start and lead a company – you’ll be 1 of the 2 directors
  • Shares in Savyo – you’ll be a large shareholder
  • Salary - to sustain yourself while setting up the company
  • Business coaching - from successful entrepreneurs
  • A community of entrepreneurs - where you’ll be a part of
  • An office in the Dotslash startup hub in Utrecht – or work from anywhere (but it’s nice to be regularly in the same place)
  • A motivated co-founder who is willing to go to great lengths to make this happen


🙋‍♂️ About me
After my MSc in Innovation Management I dived directly into entrepreneurship. I have 3,5 years of experience in creative and social entrepreneurship. I usually take a commercial and creative role.
To me, it’s as important that we match on a personal level as on a professional level. I’m open to get in contact with different types of persons and different professional backgrounds. Together we can look at how we complement each other and what our pitfalls as a team are.
If this vacancy made you enthusiastic and curious and you think we might be a good match, please reach out to me on:
+31623537936
j.verhees@hollandstartup.com

or send an invite on LinkedIn

Job requirements

👨‍🚀 What you bring

  • You have a can-do mentality. You don’t ask yourself if it’s possible, but how we can make it possible.
  • You’re curious about customer needs and get excited about business opportunities.
  • You’re interested to start a business in the training market to help others to grow on a personal and professional level.
  • You’re open and honest in your communication. You dare to share your feelings in a vulnerable way and at the same time, you speak up and raise your voice when needed.
  • You have a strong interest in entrepreneurship and are committed for the long run.
  • Experience with Design Thinking or Lean Startup is a pre.
  • Experience as a software developer is a pre. (it’s not required, if you’re not a software developer, then we’ll look for a CTO later on)