Join DSIF: We are looking for 2024-25 board members

Josua Geerman

Josua Geerman

Josua Geerman is an International Finance & accounting student at Saxion University of Applied Sciences and DSIF Brand Director 2023-2024. He is responsible for online/offline marketing and is one of the decision-makers when it comes to investing.

The Dutch Student Investment Fund (DSIF) is looking for six enthusiastic part-time board members who can start in February and September 2024. Join us, learn about venture capital, become a student investor, and accelerate your learning.

Send us your CV and motivation letter hereApplication deadline: February 28, 2024.

WHO ARE WE?

Dutch Student Investment Fund is a venture capital fund managed by students from the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. It was established in 2016 as the first student-run European venture capital fund. DSIF provides funding and hands-on support for innovative student startups founded by bachelor, master students, PhDs, or recent graduates in the Twente region.  

DSIF is on the mission of contributing to the growth and success of student entrepreneurs through active collaboration, access to an extensive network, and monetary support while building a mutual learning relationship. Our vision is to become the first contact for student entrepreneurs and a vital part of promoting student-led startups in Twente. 

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

DSIF offers flexible part-time positions for students who are interested in learning more about the domain of venture capital, finance and entrepreneurship. Besides their designated responsibilities, the board members also have the opportunity to be actual investors who scout, assess, make investment decisions and support local student startups.

Joining DSIF, you will gain a lot of knowledge on venture capital and insights into the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Twente through training and hands-on experience. In addition, you will have access to our network of experts, partners and entrepreneurs. A board year at DSIF will greatly accelerate your teamwork, time management, leadership, analytical communication skills and more. At the end of the day, your time at DSIF is what you make of it!

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

As DSIF focuses on funding and supporting student startups in the Twente region, you have to be a student at the University of Twente or Saxion University of Applied Sciences to be a part of the fund. 

Other than this requirement, we welcome applicants from all studies, backgrounds, ethnicities, and genders! We value diversity here at DSIF as we believe a diverse and multi-disciplinary team bring about the creativity and expertise that lead DSIF to new heights

We do not ask for previous experience with venture capital. All we are looking for is a strong willingness to learn, a keen interest in the field, proactivity, and a collaborative mindset! 

OPEN VACANCIES

President

As the President of DSIF, you are in the lead of the fund’s vision and strategy. Internally, you are responsible for the organisation of the student board of directors, reporting to the senior board, and keeping the shareholders well-informed. You will lead the meetings, coordinate the activities, and ensure that DSIF is heading in the right direction. In addition, you represent DSIF to maintain relations with current partners and startups, as well as proactively create new connections for the fund. 

For this position, we are looking for someone with a strong can-do attitude, proactivity, eagerness to learn, excellent leadership, communication and organising skills. You will be a strong suit for the position if you have an entrepreneurial mindset and confidence in sharing DSIF’s mission and vision. 

Want to learn more? Send a message to the current President to Tomas Gustainis at tomas@disf.nl 

APPLY HERE 

Network & Deal-flow Director Saxion

* You have to be a student at Saxion University of Applied Sciences to apply for this position. We have a similar role open for University of Twente students. Scroll down for the details!

As the Network and Deal-flow Direct Saxion, you are the first contact person for student entrepreneurs at Saxion University of Applied Sciences. You will identify potential investment opportunities, record and report the deal-flow situation to the board. You are in the lead of the investment process and will be in close contact with student startups along the way. Besides, you play a critical role in event organisation and managing relationships with stakeholders at Saxion University of Applied Sciences and other partners of the fund. You will attend events to broaden DSIF’s network and form new partnerships. 

For this role, we are looking for a Saxion student who is willing to learn, highly curious, motivated and outgoing. You have a hands-on mentality, excellent interpersonal skills, strong analytical skills, and a keen interest in entrepreneurship. Any previous experience with entrepreneurship is considered a plus! If you are ready to gain insights into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and learn a lot about venture capital, apply for this position!

Got some questions about this role? Contact the current Network and Deal-flow Director UT Adeoluwa Adeniji at  ade@dsif.nl

APPLY HERE

Network & Deal-flow Director UT

* You have to be a student at the University of Twente to apply for this position. We have a similar role open for Saxion students. Scroll up for the details!

As the Network and Deal-flow Direct UT, you are the first contact person for student entrepreneurs at the University of Twente. You will identify potential investment opportunities, record and report the deal-flow situation to the board. You are in the lead of the investment process and will be in close contact with student startups along the way. Besides, you play a critical role in event organisation and managing relationships with stakeholders at the University of Twente and other partners of the fund. You will attend events to broaden DSIF’s network and form new partnerships. 

For this role, we are looking for a UT student who is willing to learn, highly curious, motivated and outgoing. You have a hands-on mentality, excellent interpersonal skills, strong analytical skills, and a keen interest in entrepreneurship. Any previous experience with entrepreneurship is considered a plus! If you are ready to gain insights into the local entrepreneurial ecosystem and learn a lot about venture capital, apply for this position!

Got some questions about this role? Contact the current Network and Deal-flow Director UT Joshua Koomansat  O-Reilly at josh@dsif.nl

APPLY HERE

Brand Director

As the Brand Director at DSIF, you are responsible for creating and maintaining brand awareness and brand recognition of the fund. With online/offline marketing, your goal is to reach DSIF’s target audience – the students at the University of Twente and Saxion University of Applied Sciences. At DSIF, we believe in diversity and inclusion. Therefore, as the Brand Director, you will have to ensure inclusive and diverse marketing and communications. 

In this role, you will have the chance to get your creative juices flowing with content planning, content creation and designing visuals for DSIF’s website and social media accounts. Next to that, you will work with your analytical side with SEO and basic analytics. Together with other directors, you are responsible for planning, promoting and organising DSIF’s events such as lunch lectures, Assessment Day etc. 

You are a strong match for this role if you are self-motivated, creative, willing to learn, and have a strong affinity with marketing. Any prior experience with social media marketing and/ or experience with WordPress is considered a plus!

Want to learn more? Send a message to the current Brand Director Josua Geerman at josua@dsif.nl.

APPLY HERE

Portfolio Director

The Portfolio Director is responsible for managing DSIF’s portfolio companies. You will keep close contact with the startups to keep track of their progress and timely identify their challenges and needs. From here, you will look for solutions to support them, which includes connecting the startups with experts in DSIF’s network and looking for subsidies or follow-up investments. Your goal is to find the best way to add value and support the growth of our portfolio startups as much as possible. 

The ideal Portfolio Director is an open-minded, collaborative, curious and flexible person with excellent interpersonal skills. You are willing to maintain a good relationship between portfolio companies and DSIF and support them as much as possible.

Got some questions about this role? Send an email to the current Portfolio Director Genadi Yankov at genadi@dsif.nl

APPLY HERE

Finance Director

The Finance Director’s core responsibility is to manage and improve the financial life of the fund. You manage the internal finances of DSIF, by deciding on annual budgets, controlling cash flow and creating operational partnerships with external organisations. You are also responsible for financial planning, tax filing, record-keeping, and financial reporting and exploring new opportunities to generate revenue streams, such as corporate sponsorship and finding new capital.

For this role, we are looking for someone with basic accounting and financial management knowledge. You will be a great match for the role if you are always eager to learn, intrinsically motivated, disciplined, have strong analytical skills and have an affinity with finance. You enjoy working in a team environment but can also work well on your own.

Got some questions about this role? Send an email to the current Finance Director Sander van den Broek at sander@dsif.nl

APPLY HERE

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

DSIF - join the team step 1
Submit your CV and motivation

Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in joining DSIF.

Application deadline: March 28, 2024

DSIF - join the team step 2
Short assignment

We will give you a short assignment to get a sense of what venture capital investment is.

DSIF - join the team step 3
Selection interview

You will be invited to an online interview to discuss your application with the current board members of DSIF. After this interview, we will make our final decisions.

New board announced and onboarded

By June 2024, the new board will be announced. We will start with the onboarding process so that our new members are well-prepared and ready to lead DSIF to new heights.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Application deadline: February 28, 2024. 

Watch video to learn more about DSIF!

Venture Capital crash course from the Oxford VC Society

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Contact us

Questions related to the President position: tomas@dsif.nl

Questions related to the Network & Deal-flow Director Saxion position: ade@dsif.nl 

Questions related to the Network & Deal-flow Director UT position: josh@dsif.nl 

Questions related to the Portfolio Director position: genadi@dsif.nl

Questions related to the Finance Director position: sander@dsif.nl

Questions related to the Brand Director position: josua@dsif.nl

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