Business Development Intern, TNW X

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Biz. Dev. Internship at TNW X

You’re a tech savvy hustler who creates interesting sales opportunities out of thin air. You know how the startup ecosystem works. Creating value for stakeholders is your biggest driver.  Most importantly: you know how to make our partners happy. That’s why we want you in our team!

The position is open from February 1st 

You are a team player who eager to make a difference, you're tech savvy, driven to  create value, and gets stuff done. You know how to operate in the corporate world. You take networking events head-on and love exchanging business cards.'re fun to work with. 


About TNW
TNW is a tech media company, founded in 2006. So far, we hosted TNW Conference for 12 years in Amsterdam and today it’s one of the most influential tech conferences globally. In this slipstream of the conference, we launched, our new site, that in 2017 keeps more than 10.000.000 people updated on tech's most fascinating stories each month. A year ago, we opened our own co-working space together with Google in the heart of Amsterdam; TQ. Last but not least, we built the startup database Index, the main data source for our projects.

I haven’t mentioned TNW X yet. X is the name of the new label of TNW. With our variety of services we help corporate brands and governments to innovate. Startups play a vital role in TNW X. That's why I want you to join X, the fastest-growing team of TNW.

The role
As our business development intern, your job will be to create business opportunities in the startup ecosystem.You help with connecting with high-potential prospects, you assist in creating new products and shaping proposals, you always find a great angles to stay relevant to prospects and you attend client meetings.

You'll get all the freedom to come up with ideas on how to monetize different aspects of our business, and will work alongside seasoned business and sales professionals.

If you're not shy and don't mind being the point of contact for many of our corporate partners, this is the job for you. 

As part of your responsibilities, you will:

  • Support the team in improving our relationships with big brands. Everything we do is triggered by our desire to increase the satisfaction of the brands entering our programs.
  • Assist our team during the process of scouting, reviewing and on-boarding corporate brands, as well as conducting interviews with big brands.
  • Handle the online presence of our corporate partners on Index. Including outreach, onboarding, communication with brands, customer service and more.
  • Help to keep the sales pipeline filled.
  • Help coordinate the process of connecting startups with relevant brands.
  • Be the point of contact for our corporate partners


  • You’re passionate about startups, business models and you have a commercial and value-driven mindset.
  • Should be familiar with the corporate world. 
  • A good balance between team player/self-starter. You need to work cross-department to achieve a range of goals. At the same time, you need to be able to get things done even when there’s no one around to help.
  • Good understanding of (recent) developments in tech and startups, understand the role of corporate brands in the tech scene, know the tech community well and have preferably worked in tech yourself.
  • You're deeply curious about new technology and innovation and their roles in our society, work and lives. Eager to learn, adapt and perfect your work; you seek out help and put it to good use.
  • You’re organised with an eye for detail and know how to streamline large amounts of information.
  • (Almost) perfect written and spoken English.
  • Design skills are a big plus
  • Environment in which you get a lot of responsibility; i.e. you'll learn a lot.
  • Build an extensive network of innovators in the corporate world.
  • Lunch and good coffee provided.
  • Market conform compensation.
  • Relaxed, informal ways of working and sociable colleagues (Friday drinks in our awesome co-working space in the heart of Amsterdam).
  • Flexible working (full-time position, but we welcome working from home and you can choose your own working hours)