Director Entrepreneurship

Location: Basel

We are looking for an independent, flexible and motivated person to enhance our Innovation and Entrepreneurship team, to start immediately or as agreed.


  • 50-60%
  • Development and implementation of strategy for entrepreneurship activities at Basel Area Business & Innovation
  • Representing Basel Area Business & Innovation and managing interfaces with other entrepreneurship initiatives in Switzerland and abroad as required
  • Development of “Thought Leadership” on the subject of entrepreneurship
  • Business development for partnerships and financing opportunities
  • Management of day-to-day entrepreneurship activities and of one or two members of staff in the Development Department
  • Budget and controlling responsibility for entrepreneurship activities


  • Degree in business administration, science or engineering
  • 5-10 years of professional experience, including several years in a managerial role
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills, strategic and networking thinking
  • Strong decision-making skills and independent approach to work, organisation and planning skills, service and client orientation, excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Highly motivated and flexible. The role is expected to involve regular travel throughout the Basel Area
  • Fluent in German, English and French.