Are you looking for an opportunity to take a leading role in developing a new venture? If so, this is your chance to join the creative and visionary setup of LEGO Ventures Incubation Studio! We’re looking for Founders in Residence to lead and build new venture opportunities within the space of “Supplementary Education”. Apply here or read more about the role below.
Founded in 2018, LEGO Ventures is the venture capital arm of the LEGO Group, focusing on the future of learning, creativity, and play. The LEGO Ventures Incubation Studio is a corporate startup and incubation studio that builds businesses centered around learning and play beyond the LEGO® brick. We are an agile, interdisciplinary team focused on pushing the boundaries of the industry. For us, success equals the ability to quickly test and validate ideas, build prototypes, and incubate new businesses. Your work will make a direct impact on our mission to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow and our vision to be a global force for establishing and innovating Learning-through-Play.
We are looking for Founders in Residence to lead new venture opportunities that have been initially validated by the Incubation Studio and take them to market. As Founder in Residence, you will be employed on a 9-month contract and lead the build and launch of a new venture opportunity to demonstrate product-market fit. Throughout the 9-month build phase you will receive funding and operational support from the LEGO Ventures Incubation Studio and our network of experts. Upon having demonstrated initial product-market fit, there is a possibility to become the co-founder of a new venture, thus strong commercial and communication abilities are critical for this role.
We are currently focusing on exploring new venture opportunities within the space of Supplementary Education. For us, Supplementary Education means a focus on at-home, extracurricular enrichment or after-school learning of 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills. True to the LEGO Idea and our philosophy, all learning and supplementary education should be playful, meaning play and learning should be integrated together.
We are especially interested in new venture opportunities that focus on the role of the parent in the Supplementary Education space as parents are becoming more involved in supporting children’s learning.
9-month contract with the possibility of transferring into co-founder of a newly established venture
Please note that it is required to relocate to Billund or Copenhagen, Denmark.
We will be assessing applications on a rolling basis as we have new venture opportunities ready to move into the ‘build’ phase throughout 2021. You will hear from us if we see a potential match to a venture opportunity.
A dedicated budget to bring the idea to market will be assigned to the founder which will also cover founder salary.